toothbrush

You’ll Never Believe What You Can Do With Your Old Toothbrush

May 18, 2018

Using a toothbrush at least twice daily is an essential path to good oral health. It helps to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. However, what do you do with your old brush after buying a new one? You may be surprised at the number of incredible uses for old toothbrushes. We’ll talk … Continue reading "You’ll Never Believe What You Can Do With Your Old Toothbrush"

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teething

Find Out How to Recognize Signs of Teething

May 12, 2018

A baby’s toothless grin can be adorable, but the baby teeth (primary teeth) are lurking just beneath the surface and can become visible practically any time before or after your child’s first birthday. Teething, the first sign that your child’s baby teeth are about to come in, can directly lead to a host of mood … Continue reading "Find Out How to Recognize Signs of Teething"

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Are Energy Drinks Bad For You?

May 04, 2018

If you or someone in your family relies on energy drinks for an extra boost, it’s time to get out of that habit. According to a study published in General Dentistry and reported on National Public Radio (NPR), energy drinks are “significantly more capable” than sports drinks and sodas of causing irreversible tooth damage.

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How To Select The Right Color For Your Braces

April 28, 2018

There are a host of parts in braces, including brackets and archways, but it’s the tiny elastics or bands that can give your smile a bit of personality with a splash of color. In this issue, we’ll talk about how you can help your child pick the right color for braces.

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gum

Find Out What Type of Gum Your Child Should Be Chewing

April 20, 2018

If you allow your child to chew gum, we have a few suggestions to pass along to you. In this article, we’ll talk about how old your child should be before chewing gum and the types of gum that are best for your child’s teeth.

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teeth

What’s Causing White Spots On Your Child’s Teeth?

March 30, 2018

While white teeth are generally a good sign of healthy teeth, white spots can be an indicator that there are some problems going on. In this issue, we’ll talk about what could be causing white spots to appear on your child’s teeth and what should be done about it.

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Why Your Child Should Not Be Using Tobacco

March 16, 2018

Despite repeated warnings, about 8 of every 100 (8%) high school students and 2 of every middle school students (2.2%) admit to smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data also reveals that about 6 of every 100 high school students (5.8%) said they … Continue reading "Why Your Child Should Not Be Using Tobacco"

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orthodontics

How to Know If Your Child Needs Orthodontic Treatment

March 09, 2018

By the age of 7, your child’s mouth will most likely have grown to a point so that a dentist will be able to tell how it will develop when permanent teeth begin to emerge. If there are potential issues on the horizon, orthodontic treatment may be needed. In this issue, we’ll delve deeper into … Continue reading "How to Know If Your Child Needs Orthodontic Treatment"

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pacifier

Should Your Child Use a Pacifier?

March 03, 2018

When babies become particularly fussy, a pacifier can be a fantastic “ace in the hand” for parents. However, are there risks associated with letting your child use a pacifier? In this issue, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of pacifiers, as well as discuss how long your child should use one.

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tooth decay

How to Put Together a Battle Plan Against Tooth Decay For Your Child

February 23, 2018

We hear a lot about the term “tooth decay,” and for good reason. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about four (4) million children between the ages of 2-11 experience a cavity. In this issue, we’ll talk more about tooth decay, how it commonly develops and the steps you can take … Continue reading "How to Put Together a Battle Plan Against Tooth Decay For Your Child"

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