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Above and Beyond Dentistry Limebike Rockford
Sep 05 2018

5 Things To Do In Rockford

Rockford truly is a beautiful city with so many things to do. We know there are simply too many to list, so we figured we would just start with our top 5. If you are looking for something family friendly to do this weekend, check one of these awesome places out!    Discovery Center Museum   The Discovery Center is the perfect place to take your children for a fun day of learning. Who knew those two words could be in the same sentence, but it’s true! Throughout two different floors, children can learn about...

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Starbucks coffee no straws
Aug 01 2018

What’s In Your Cup? Straws, Staining, Tooth Decay And More…

Did anyone else hear about Starbucks’ plan to remove all straws by 2020? And now many cities in California have actually made it illegal to use plastic straws as well. By then, we might be drinking our delicious caffeinated beverages from sippy cups.   While we understand the negative effect straws can have on the environment, we also must consider the positive effects that straws can have on our teeth. Straws allow your drinks to bypass your teeth. This means that those dark beverages that stain your teeth, simply pass right on...

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Smiling
Jul 26 2017

5 Ways Smiling Will Make Your Life Better

Did you know that we start smiling before we are born? Most newborns don't start smiling regularly until they are about 6 weeks old, but you will see many ultrasounds that show a hint of a smile on your unborn baby. Tooth buds can actually start forming as early as 8 weeks during gestation. This shows that the smile is an essential part of life from almost the beginning. There are many reasons that smiling is just plain good for you and for those around you. Here are a few reasons why:   Smiling...

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Feb 01 2017

10 Cool Dental Floss Hacks

Dental floss…what could possibly make dental floss cool? I know many of you think dental floss is just for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but I bet you didn’t realize floss can be super handy in a pinch.   Growing up as a Girl Scout, we were always taught to be prepared. That’s why I have such a fondness for life hacks. Then along came MacGyver who was the patriarch of impromptu hacks, and I became obsessed. Most of you probably have a container of floss rattling around in a bathroom...

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Above and Beyond Dentistry
Jan 04 2017

The Best Dog Dental Treats

You put a lot of thought into keeping your dog healthy: quality food, routine check-ups, and plenty of fitness. But what about their teeth?   Oral hygiene is an often overlooked but important factor in your dog’s overall health. Brushing a dog’s teeth is not always an easy task. For those days when it is not possible, chewing treats are a great option. However, not all of them are created equal. Below is our list of the 5 best dental care treats based on Google reviews!        1.  Greenies       Greenies are...

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Above and Beyond Dentistry//Cocofloss
Dec 07 2016

Can flossing really be fun?

Can flossing be fun?… Is that even possible? I promise it is. I also promise this will not be a brushing and flossing lecture. Of course we are dental professionals, so we are passionate about teeth. Finding the right toothbrush, tooth paste and floss can make all the difference. As women, we care so much about our personal hygiene. You select body and face wash because it leaves your skin feeling clean and moisturized, or because you just plain enjoy the way it smells! Why not do it for your...

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Apr 26 2016

Common Dental Terms Explained

Does it sometimes sound like your dentist is speaking a foreign language when trying to explain procedures or issues? This cheat sheet can help you decipher some of the dental jargon.   Abrasion – This is wear and tear on the tooth caused by forces other than chewing. Improper or aggressive brushing is one cause of abrasions.   Amalgam – A cavity-filling material made of a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper. It is also known as a “silver filling.”  Check out our page on Composite Fillings.   Bruxism – Whether it’s while you sleep or during the day,...

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