Health in Ennis, TX

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
3 Handy Snacks for Healthy Teeth on the Go
Life is busy, and sometimes families need to snack while away from home. But, you don’t have to sacrifice your oral health just because you’re snacking on the go. Here’s our favorite handy snacks for those eating away from home
Nuts are another handy snack that promote a healthy mouth. Nuts are rich in protein, which helps to build stronger teeth. Chewing nuts promotes saliva production that naturally protects…

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
4 Keys to a Healthier Mouth this Year
2019 is here, and with it comes a new year to tackle oral health success! Here’s our keys to a healthier mouth this year
1 – Enjoy a Mouth-Healthy Diet
Fibrous fruits and vegetables actually scrub teeth as they are being consumed, which helps remove bad mouth bacteria that lead to cavities and tooth decay. When eating fibrous fruits and vegetables, be sure to wash them thoroughly and leave the skin…

Thursday, December 20th, 2018
The Perfect Mouth-Healthy Stocking Stuffers
Stocking are usually hung with care and full of sweet treats that aren’t exactly great for teeth. But we have some recommendations for our favorite mouth-healthy stocking stuffers that can give your child a leg up on oral health this holiday season
Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, depending upon the health of the bristles…

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
5 Important Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Teeth
You may wonder to yourself “what makes something mouth-healthy,” or, “how can I tell if something is healthy for my teeth and gums?” Well, below is a list of our favorite vitamins and minerals for healthier teeth and gums
Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body and it aids in a number of processes, including building and maintaining strong teeth and bones. Calcium can be found…

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
The Ultimate Tooth Care Kit for Holiday Vacation
Thanksgiving gives families the chance to travel across the country to visit loved ones from afar, and enjoy collecting around a table to eat an incredible feast. If your family is traveling this Thanksgiving, be sure that everyone packs the right oral health kit to take care of their teeth while away from home
1 – Tooth Brush & Travel Case
Everyone should brush their teeth twice per day for two…

New and expecting parents have a million things on their mind, all aimed at creating the healthiest environment possible for their young child. Today, we discuss how parents can baby-proof their house to prevent potential injuries to their babies and toddlers
First: Get on Their Level to Identify Problems
Before beginning, identify potential problems by getting on your hands and knees, and crawling around your house…

Friday, July 21st, 2017
How Did We end up with Gold Teeth? The Weird History of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns – or sometimes called dental caps – are prosthetic devices places over broken teeth to strengthen and improve their appearance. Crowns are used to prevent weakened teeth from fracturing, as teeth replacements, or to cover a root canal, dental implant or a weak tooth. Crowns help keep teeth functional, and prevent improper bite alignment from occurring. How – and when – did we…

As the summer unfolds, your family will surely encounter long and hot days that seem to last forever. One way to fight the heat, and refresh your family is with some cold summer treats. Below are some of our favorite summer treats that will help cool you down and improve your oral health
Yogurt and Fruit Popsicles
Yogurt is high in calcium and casein, but it also contains a high amount of healthy bacteria. Healthy bacteria in yogurt helps fight the bad bacteria…

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
The Dangers of Oral Piercings
Oral piercings are popular among teenagers, and are surprisingly common. Surveys of adolescents and young adults (age 13 – 29) report that 25% to 35% have a body piercing at a site other than the ear lobe. Despite the trendiness of body art, oral piercings can cause a variety of serious consequences that teenagers and parents should understand
Oral Piercings can lead to Disease
In addition to an increased risk of suffering oral injuries,…

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