All-Star Smiles Foundation "Children's Oral Health Access Initiative" was awarded a $10,000 grant from Allegany Franciscan Ministries.  This funding will go to the purchase of two portable dental units. Why are portable dental units important? All-Star Smiles Foundation broadened our scope of services - we can perform sealants on-site/remotely now,...

Dental Emergencies Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing your child’s permanent tooth. For all dental emergencies, it’s important to take your child to the dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible. Here are...

You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back...

A focus on dental health can protect children from becoming overweight.   Date: November 8, 2017 Source: University of Gothenburg Summary: Talking about dental health with children and parents - about what is healthy and unhealthy for your teeth - can be one way to prevent...

March 6, 2018 is National Dentist Day!! Not a fan of the dentist? You’re not alone, but if this often disliked profession didn’t exist, our penchant for sugars and sweet treats would have destroyed our pearly gnashers a long time ago. Love them or hate...

Let’s Begin… You may take them for granted, but your teeth are a marvel. They break up all your food over the course of your life, while being strong enough to withstand breakage themselves. How do they do it? Peter S. Ungar traces the evolution of...