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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Oct 19th, 2020
4 Fun Ways to Get Your Kid to Brush Their Teeth

As a parent, it seems like your life is filled with fighting your kids to do something they don’t want to. Take out the trash, do their homework, brush their teeth. It’s a constant struggle, to teach your child to be an independent being who can...

Oct 14th, 2020
5 Vitamins and Minerals Your Child Needs for Healthy Teeth

It’s no surprise that certain foods have different effects on your child’s teeth. Some foods, like those that are high in sugar, can cause serious dental problems if proper hygiene isn’t followed. Other foods are necessary for the healthy dental...

Oct 14th, 2020
Thumbsucking and Its Affect On Your Child’s Teeth

It’s normal for your baby to start sucking their thumb when they are young; it’s an important part of them learning how to self soothe. The simple act of thumbsucking as a baby is not something that you as a parent need to worry about. It only becomes...

Oct 14th, 2020
How Diabetes Affects Your Child’s Teeth

Individuals with diabetes are actually at a higher risk of experiencing gum disease. This is because of poor blood sugar management. Gum disease actually can cause a slight increase in blood sugar levels, which can make diabetes even harder to manage.

Oct 14th, 2020
Why Does My Child Grind Her Teeth?

Many parents ask us: what’s up with my child grinding her teeth in her sleep? Tooth-grinding can make parents worry, but the problem is more common than most people think.

Oct 14th, 2020
Stocking Stuffers for Healthy Teeth

The holidays are a season filled with joy and love. And sugar. The holidays are generally filled with pies, puddings, and candy. There’s nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while and letting yourself enjoy the holiday season. But with all of...

Oct 14th, 2020
5 Tips To Keep Your Child’s Mouth Healthy This School Year

Cavities are the leading reason for a child missing school throughout the year. This is because cavities can be painful, and your child will also need to miss school in order to get these cavities removed. Luckily, cavities are almost completely...

Oct 14th, 2020
Calcium’s Role in Your Child’s Dental Hygiene

We’ve all heard that calcium builds strong bones and promotes overall health. You’ve seen enough “got milk?” ads to have that message ingrained into your mind for a lifetime. But a lot of people are generally unaware of why calcium is so important to...

Oct 14th, 2020
5 Surprisingly Bad Foods for Kids’ Teeth

While a healthy and well balanced diet will generally promote strong dental health, some healthy foods are surprisingly damaging to tooth enamel. Here is a look at five child food favorites that could harm your child’s teeth—along with tips on how to...

Oct 14th, 2020
Sugar Free Snack Ideas for Kids

We all know that sugar contributes to tooth decay. However, there’s more to it than that. Some generally healthy foods can be worse for your teeth than, say, a chocolate bar. Timing comes into play, too. Eating sugar during a meal isn’t as bad for...

Oct 14th, 2020
Teeth-Friendly Solid Foods for Your Baby

Making the transition to solid foods for your baby can be tricky. Babies are typically ready to start making the transition at 4 to 6 months of age, but you should always give your baby the time that he or she needs to start eating soft, solid foods.

Oct 14th, 2020
Protecting Your Child’s Teeth during Sports

If your child plays any sport, be it softball, football, or soccer, you’ve probably spent some time worrying about a broken arm or sprained ankle. But one type of injury that many parents forget to worry about is dental injury.

Oct 14th, 2020
Your Baby’s Dental Health Timeline

Young parents typically have many questions surrounding their child’s dental health, such as when they can expect teeth to grow in and how soon they should plan to start caring for teeth. Here is a brief outline of how you can expect your child’s...

Oct 14th, 2020
Common Children’s Flossing Issues—and How to Combat Them

Daily flossing is essential for strong dental health, so it’s important to help your children develop the habit of flossing daily when they are very young. There are, however, a few things that you should keep in mind when it comes to flossing and your...

Oct 14th, 2020
Why Do My Child’s Baby Teeth Need Fillings?

As you probably know, fillings are commonly used to treat cavities—in both children and adults alike. Cavities are especially common in young children. According to the five-year National Health and Nutrition Study, nearly have of children ages 2 to...

Oct 14th, 2020
Preparing Your Child for the First Dental Visit

Many parents want to know: what should I do about my child’s first dental visit? When should it happen, and how can I prepare for it? The American Dental Association recommends that all children visit a dentist right around their first birthday.

Oct 14th, 2020
Halloween Candy Tips

It’s October! And that means that Halloween is just around the corner. The most-dreaded holiday of dentists everywhere can lead to the most-dreaded dental visit of patients everywhere.. unless you encourage your kids to take care with their candy...

Oct 14th, 2020
What to Do If Your Child Has a Cavity

Do you suspect that your child might have a cavity? Here is what you should do. First, it’s important to determine whether your child does, in fact, have a cavity. Common signs of a cavity, as outlined in this post include pain while chewing, tooth...

Oct 14th, 2020
Mouthwash Dos and Don’ts

Many people love using mouthwash because of the fresh feeling it can leave in your mouth—and it just so happens to offer quite a few oral health benefits as well. Using mouthwash on a regular basis can help cut down on cavities, flush the mouth of...

Oct 14th, 2020
What’s In Your Baby’s Bottle?

When you give your baby a bottle and put her down for a nap, what’s in the bottle? If it’s milk, juice, or formula… we need to have a talk. Baby bottle tooth decay is a severe problem. Most parents don’t think twice about the dangers that a bottle...

Oct 14th, 2020
How Can I Reduce My Child’s Sugar Intake?

It’s well known in the dental industry that sugar is bad news for teeth. Sugar combines with natural bacteria in the mouth to create acids that gradually wear away at tooth enamel, causing tooth decay. Children are often the biggest consumers of sugar,...

Oct 14th, 2020
5 Foolproof Ways to Make Toothbrushing Fun

Getting your child to brush their teeth can be quite a pain. No matter what we tell them about cavities, they don’t care. Toothbrushing can be uncomfortable and annoying, and if you don’t do it often, painful. It’s no wonder that they dislike it...

Oct 14th, 2020
5 Habits for Naturally Whiter Teeth

Wondering how you can enjoy having whiter teeth without having to resort to using bleaching agents on your teeth? Here are five habits that could help you and your family have naturally white teeth.

Oct 14th, 2020
5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Dental Hygiene Routine

Even if you already brush twice daily and floss once a day as well, here are five ways that you can make your oral hygiene routine even stronger. So you’ve got your teeth and gums covered, but what about your tongue? Cleaning the tongue...

Oct 14th, 2020
Is Oil Pulling Good for Dental Health?

In case the phrase “oil pulling” is new to you, here’s a quick low-down: it’s a practice that has its origins 3,000 years ago in Ayurvedic medicine, and it is hailed by many natural lifestyle enthusiasts as a way to naturally overall oral health.

Oct 14th, 2020
To Mouthwash or Not?

Every professional has a different opinion on mouthwash. Some love it, others discourage its use. There are many rumors and myths flying around about mouthwash, so we’ve decided to put a few of them to rest. Read six mouthwash truths below.

Oct 14th, 2020
Is it Time to Get Braces? And Other FAQ

Braces are the bane of every American teenager’s life. While they want the perfect smile, the path to that perfect smile involves painful, obnoxious braces. If your child needs braces, you probably have a lot of questions. Read on for 5 most...

Oct 14th, 2020
Taking Care of Teeth Through Sickness

The winter is also known as Cold and Flu season for a reason. The average adult will get 2-4 colds per year, while the average child will get 6-8, most of these occurring during the winter.

Oct 14th, 2020
Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

Buying a tube of toothpaste can seem overwhelming. The toothpaste aisle easily has a hundred different options. There’s tartar control, whitening, mint flavored, bubble gum toothpaste, natural toothpaste, fluoride toothpaste, and more! Did you...

Oct 14th, 2020
Dangers of Brushing Too Hard

We have all heard the problems that come from not brushing enough, but have you heard about the problems that can be caused from brushing too much? While it is important to brush your teeth, it is more important to do it correctly. Brushing too hard...

Oct 14th, 2020
Negative Side Effects of Chewing Gum

While chewing gum can seem like a wonderful alternative to sugary snacks for your kids, it may have worse side effects than you might think. Think about the following things before you slide the next piece of gum to your...

Oct 14th, 2020
Which Drinks Are Best for My Child’s Teeth?

Children tend to favor juice drinks and soda for quenching their thirst, but the truth is that these drinks should really be enjoyed on rare occasion if they are going to have strong dental health. Which drinks, then, can you give your child without...

Oct 14th, 2020
Teeth Milestones

Do you know the major tooth milestones that your child will experience? Read on for a quick guide. Teeth begin developing even before your baby is born. They develop tooth buds, or the foundation for baby teeth...

Oct 13th, 2020
Apps That Make Tooth Brushing Fun

There are many ways to make tooth brushing more fun for your kids, and using a cell phone app is one of them. Below are a few apps that you can use with your kids to make brushing more enjoyable.

Oct 13th, 2020
Thumb-sucking and Dental Health

Thumb-sucking is a common behavior found in humans, chimpanzees, and other primates. Between 60-80% of children suck their thumb during infancy, helping babies feel secure in the new world around them.

Oct 13th, 2020
Include Dental Care in Your Emergency Kit

Emergency preparedness has spiked in the last couple of years, whether you are preparing for natural disasters or a zombie apocalypse. It seems everyone has a “bug-out-bag” or 72 hour kit, but there is one category that most of these...

Oct 13th, 2020
A History of the Toothbrush

Toothbrushes are such an integral part of our lifestyles that it probably isn’t surprising to hear that the history of the toothbrush dates as far back as 3500 BC. The earliest toothbrushes were chew sticks fashioned by the Babylonians and the...

Oct 13th, 2020
Common Oral Hygiene Mistakes

You might have developed a regular habit of brushing your teeth morning and night, but chances are there is something you can do to improve your oral hygiene. Here are some of the most common oral hygiene mistakes that people make, so you can up your...

Oct 13th, 2020
Oral Hygiene for Your Tongue

Oral health is more than having clean and healthy teeth; it’s about the health of your entire mouth. This means that promoting strong oral health involves not only keeping your teeth clean but also caring for your gums and—what is often left...

Oct 13th, 2020
How to Know If Your Child Has a Cavity

Cavities are holes in the teeth caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth turns the simple sugars that you consume into harmful acids, which work to break down tooth enamel. If the tooth decay progresses...

Oct 13th, 2020
Health Benefits of Orthodontic Work

Sometime during your child’s adolescence, you may very well find your pedodontist recommending that your child visit an orthodontist for a consultation regarding orthodontic work. Orthodontic work is an investment that will leave your child with...

Oct 13th, 2020
Teaching Children to Care for Their Gums

Have you gotten your children to brush their teeth regularly but are still worried about the health of their gums? Here are some tips to making gum care a part of their dental routine as well.

Oct 13th, 2020
Summer Dental Care for Kids

The summer months in particular wreak havoc on children’s dental health because of the increases in outdoor activity and sugary food consumption that are so often seen during the summer. This means that you need to pay particularly close attention...

Oct 13th, 2020
All About Dental Sealants

A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating that is applied to the back teeth to seal off the pits and fissures and to help prevent food from settling into the teeth. This type of sealant can last up to 10 years before needing to be reapplied and can...

Oct 13th, 2020
Ensuring Your Kids Brush Their Teeth Long Enough

Nurturing strong habits of dental hygiene with your children can be difficult—especially when it comes to brushing teeth for the recommended amount of time. Many adults even neglect the two-minute rule when it comes to their twice-daily teeth brushings.

Oct 13th, 2020
Minimizing Future Orthodontic Work for Your Child

Orthodontic work can be a tremendous expense for your child’s teeth, yet the cosmetic and dental health benefits that orthodontic work offer can also be tremendous. While much of how your child’s teeth grow in is dependent on genetics and other...

Oct 13th, 2020
Preparing Your Child for a Visit to the Dentist

The younger your child is when you first take him or her to the dentist, the better—not only for getting early preventative dental care for your child but also for helping your child get used to visiting the dentist on a regular basis.

Oct 13th, 2020
The Benefits of Taking Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric dentists specialize in dental care for children ranging from infants to teenagers. But why take your child to a pediatric dentist instead of to the dentist that you’re currently going to? Here are just a few reasons why it might be a good...

Oct 13th, 2020
The Best and Worst Types of Candy for Your Teeth

With the frequency of school events, birthday parties, and holidays, it can be difficult to prevent your kids from enjoying candy—no matter how strong your willpower against it may be. While we, of course, recommend limiting your child’s intake of candy...

Oct 13th, 2020
Electric Toothbrushes: Dental Care Made Fun for Children

Let’s face it—getting children excited about dental hygiene is incredibly difficult. But have you considered what might just be the perfect solution to the daily battle that it is getting your children to brush their teeth?

Oct 13th, 2020
Pros and Cons of Family Dental Insurance

Some people are lucky enough to have family dental insurance included in their job’s benefits. Others may not, and that’s when it’s time to decide if it’s worth it to get dental insurance. Though it would be foolish for you to go without medical...

Oct 13th, 2020
Causes and Solutions for Your Kids’ Bad Breath

There’s nothing like your child climbing on your lap and breathing a very smelly “I love you, Mommy,” into your face. Bad breath is a common problem in kids, simply because it doesn’t have the same unpleasant social implications as it does for adults.

Oct 13th, 2020
Choosing the Best Beverages for Kids’ Teeth

It’s important to screen the foods your children eat, but perhaps even more important is watching what liquids they drink. Drinks often seem harmless, since it doesn’t seem likely that such a thin substance could have so many calories and sugar.

Oct 13th, 2020
Holiday Treats That Are Okay for Kids’ Teeth

Though most holiday treats aren’t exactly good for kids’ teeth, some are much better than others. You don’t want to deprive your child of all the delicious snacks, but you can be a little more choosy about which ones they eat. Here are a few holiday...

Oct 13th, 2020