Entries by Jason Spooner

3 Things All Athletes Should Do for Their Teeth

Provided courtesy of Mouth Healthy, The American Dental Association Dentist Dr. Thomas Long has seen firsthand what can happen when “the puck stops here.” In addition to seeing everyday athletes in his private practice, Dr. Long (a former college hockey player himself) is the team dentist for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes. No matter […]

Natural Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction

Provided courtesy of Mouth Healthy, The American Dental Association When it comes to teeth whitening, you may see many different methods featured online and in magazines—from oil pulling to charcoal, and even turmeric. It’s no surprise that DIY whitening is top of mind, either. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d […]

The Truth About Sugary Drinks and Your Smile

By Ida Gorshteyn, UCLA School of Dentistry student Provided courtesy of Mouth Healthy, The American Dental Association Sweetened beverages have become a treat that many Americans have every day. The truth is that these drinks are not healthy, especially for our dental health and smiles. Everyone has harmful bacteria in their mouths that eat the […]