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Nov 20 / Natasha Gayle

Top 5 Pediatric Dentists on Social Media for 2014


Top 5 Pediatric Dentists On Social Media

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while now, you may have seen our annual post on Top 10 Dentists in Social Media. While you can anticipate a 2014-edition on the horizon, we thought it might be fun for the parents out there to see the top 5 pediatric dentists on social media.

The results were compiled based on quality and friendliness of each dentist’s website and engagement and personalization of their pages on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest. Here are our Top 5 Pediatric Dentists on Social Media for 2014:

Nov 18 / Katie Gayle

23 Healthy Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Meal

Healthy Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Meal

Photo by GeneralMills / CC BY-NC-ND

Let’s be honest: eating healthy is hard.  It takes more time, preparation and it doesn’t always taste good. (In an ideal world, donuts would be healthy, right?) Thanksgiving is a much anticipated holiday for us Americans for many reasons – a giant meal, family and friends, football!

To ensure the holidays are still fun, and a little healthier, we have a list of some healthy AND delicious recipes for you to try this year!

Main Dish

Lemon-Garlic Rub For Turkey











Healthy Turkey:


Nov 13 / Katie Gayle

Holiday Survival Guide

You wake up; a crisp chill is in the air. You barely have a moment to breathe before the kids are up and needing breakfast. The house is a mess, so you do your best to make it look presentable to your parents, who are arriving in an hour. You forgot to leave the turkey out to thaw last night, and you still have to go to the store to pick up the last ingredients for the stuffing. After running around the store for much longer than expected, you head home with your hungry and grumbly youngsters in the backseat. The day has been crazier than ever, and it’s not even halfway over yet…the holidays might just have you beat.

Sound familiar? While we all love the holidays, the craziness leading up to the family and food-filled fun is…well, crazy. It’s easy to become so focused on the tasks at hand and ignore our personal health. We’ve got a holiday survival guide of tips and tricks to remember as you conquer the craziness one step at a time.

Nov 11 / Katie Gayle

Understanding the Connection between Exercise and Dental Health

Running - Exercise And Dental Health

Photo by Nathan Rupert / CC BY-NC-ND

When someone says the word exercise, your reaction may go one of two ways. You could either focus on the benefits of exercising, or you might strike a face that closely resembles Grumpy Cat.

The topic is about as controversial as it gets—either you love it or you hate it. But the truth is that exercise has both upsides and downsides. We’ll go through a few of both here:

Nov 6 / Katie Gayle

How Sick Days Impact the Workplace

Sick Days Infographic Preview

Nobody likes being sick. Especially when there are places to go, people to see and things to do. The common cold and the flu are things that nobody wants and a lot of us get. Once you’ve caught it, the best you can do is shake your fist in the air crying, “Why me?” (That, and take medicine.)

We tend to forget the impact sick days have—at home, and in the workplace. When we’re sick at home, chores often get left undone for the sake of rest, which is definitely needed! And when it comes to work, there’s an inner struggle between staying home to get rest and trying to push through the workday, with the risk of contaminating others but being able to get your work done and not take any sick days. You need that rest though, and that distance from your coworkers. This infographic shares what influence the flu season had last year in the workplace.

Nov 4 / Katie Gayle

How to Stay Healthy in the Winter

How To Stay Healthy In The Winter

Photo by Lilit Matevosyan / CC BY-ND

Winter is coming…along with the flu. It’s our old friend who leaves us sniffing, sneezing and staying in bed. Sounds fun, right? (Wrong.) Unfortunately, the flu and the common cold are not unfamiliar to many of us this time of year. While the sickness reaches a climax in January and February, it can start as early as October and linger as late as May.

Here is a list of things to remember, and things to avoid, to stay healthy in the winter.

Oct 30 / Natasha Gayle

A 1Dental Halloween 2014

1Dental Halloween 2014

If you haven’t yet realized, our company likes to have fun, while also being productive and efficient in our work. And what better way is there to have fun than celebrating Halloween!

Last year, you may remember we shared with you the many costumes that could be seen around 1Dental on Halloween. You may have also seen the many creative pumpkin carvings our teams came up with last year at this time. We took to social media (specifically Pinterest) with our creations and you all responded admirably.

Here were our top costumes and top pumpkins from last year based solely on your feedback:

Oct 23 / Natasha Gayle

Fun, Healthy Halloween Ideas for Your Kids

We all want our kids to have fun on Halloween. Didn’t we, growing up? Trick-or-treating, going to costume parties, toilet-papering the neighbor’s house (Oops…did I just admit to that? You might want to discourage this last one!). However, we also want them to be safe and healthy. Too much candy can rot our kids’ teeth and negatively affect their health. How many fillings or other dental work have you had since being a kid to know that this is true? Not taking proper precautions when sending kids out trick-or-treating can also be unwise when it comes to their safety.

Here, we’ll talk about some fun, healthy Halloween ideas to help keep your kids safe and healthy, while allowing them to have a lot of good, holiday fun!

Oct 16 / Natasha Gayle

What Kind of Halloween Candy Should You Buy?

Choosing What Kind Of Halloween Candy To Buy

Photo by Corey Holms / CC BY-NC-ND

Halloween is two weeks away, which means you’re probably stocking up on candy and costumes, or stumped over what kind of Halloween candy to buy. We hope this post can help you decide on the best Halloween candy to get this year that your kids will enjoy and that will be the least harmful to their teeth.

Here are some of the top candies to keep away from your kids’ teeth:

Oct 14 / Natasha Gayle

Kids Dental Hygiene Essentials for Busy Parents

 Photo  by makelessnoise /  CC BY

Photo by makelessnoise / CC BY

As a parent, life can get very busy. There’s so much to do and remember for work, for your kids, for you, personally, that things can sometimes get forgotten. Your kids’ dental habits shouldn’t be one of them. However, we understand it can be tough to manage it all, so we’ve put together a list of kids dental hygiene essentials every busy parent should have.

Oct 9 / Natasha Gayle

How to Pay for and Maintain Your Kids Dental Care

Guide to Dental Care Preview
There are many things you can do at home to help care for your child’s teeth—help them brush and floss their teeth everyday, make sure they’re eating a healthy diet that’s good for their health and teeth and recognize when it’s time to take them to the dentist. While your child needs to be seeing a dentist every six months for their regular dental checkup and cleanings, there may be times when you need to take him/her to the dentist in addition to those visits. Here are a few possible scenarios:

  • Bleeding gums (gum disease)
  • Chronic pain
  • Canker sores
  • Dry mouth
  • Receding gums
  • Dental emergencies (knocked-out or broken tooth)

You’ll find these listed in the infographic below, along with helpful tips for your kids dental care and what you can expect to pay for each stage of their dental needs.

Oct 7 / Natasha Gayle

Kids Dental Care in the Movies

Kids Dental Care In The Movies: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

It’s now October, which means your kids are probably getting pretty excited about Halloween. What are they going to be this year? As you help them search for a great costume, don’t let them forget the importance of proper, daily dental care. Here are some great movies that can not only give your kids great costume ideas but that demonstrate kids dental care in the movies:

Oct 2 / Natasha Gayle

Kids Dental Quiz: How Healthy Is Your Child’s Mouth?

How Healthy Is Your Child's Mouth

Photo by Dominic Rivard / CC BY-ND

Once kids reach a certain age and you no longer have to help them brush their teeth, it can be easy to step aside and let them handle it all on their own. However, it’s important to keep track of how they’re doing with this daily habit to make sure their mouth is as healthy as it can be.

Take our kids dental quiz and find out just how healthy your child’s dental habits are, and if there’s anything you can do to help them improve.



Sep 25 / Natasha Gayle

Understanding the State of Kids Dental Care in the U.S.

Kids Dental Care Infographic Preview

With tooth decay being the number one chronic, infectious disease affecting children in the United States today, kids dental care couldn’t be more important. For the sake of your children’s health and dental health, making sure they have their regular dental visits is crucial, as well as establishing a regular dental routine at home.

Here are a few things you can do to help your child get into the habit of having a regular dental routine at home:

Sep 23 / Natasha Gayle

Don’t Become Violet Beauregarde! Healthier Gum Chewing Habits

Violet Beauregarde Gum Chewing

Remember Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?  While your child surely isn’t bound to the fate of Violet Beauregarde—being rolled away by Oompa-Loopas for blowing up like a balloon after eating a tempting piece of bubble gum—there are dangers to frequent gum chewing, especially when it comes to your child’s dental and overall health.