halloween

5 Tips To Prevent Halloween From Being a Frightful Time For Your Child’s Teeth

October 26, 2018

With Halloween right around the corner, many children are excited about going house-to-house, and trick-or-treating for candy. While excessive exposure to the sugars found in many candies can lead directly to cavities, there are ways to make the post-Halloween dental check-up less frightful. In this article, the San Diego child dentist experts with ABC Children’s … Continue reading "5 Tips To Prevent Halloween From Being a Frightful Time For Your Child’s Teeth"

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nails

4 Reasons to Stop Biting Your Nails

October 19, 2018

While it’s difficult to find good data about why some of us never grow out of the habit of biting our nails, there’s plenty of good reasons to stop doing it. In this issue, the San Diego child dentist experts at ABC Child Dentistry will tell you all the bad that can come from biting … Continue reading "4 Reasons to Stop Biting Your Nails"

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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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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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flu

Why Oral Health Is So Important During Flu Season

February 02, 2018

We’re in the midst of another flu season, and this year’s version is definitely making its presence felt. According to officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s flu season seems especially rough because the entire continental U.S. has reported flu symptoms during the same week – the first time that’s happened … Continue reading "Why Oral Health Is So Important During Flu Season"

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There’s a Right Way To Care For Your Child’s Toothbrush

December 15, 2017

Regular – and proper – toothbrushing plays a vital role in your child’s oral health, especially in the prevention against gingivitis. That’s why it is essential that you help your child take care of his or her toothbrush. In this issue, we’ll tell you how.

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Is Bottled Water Good For Your Child?

December 08, 2017

If you and family regularly drink bottled water rather than the tap version, you may be experiencing an increase risk in tooth decay by missing out on much needed fluoride. In this issue, we’ll talk about what’s going on.

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toothache

What’s Causing My Child’s Toothache?

November 17, 2017

No one wants to see their child in pain. Toothaches for children can be especially worrisome because it can be difficult to track down the source of the pain. In this issue, we’ll share a few basic tips you can use to track down the source of your child’s toothache.

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calcium

Find Out Why Calcium Is So Important For You And Your Child

October 20, 2017

Making sure your child is getting plenty of calcium is a key component to healthy bones and teeth. In this issue, we’ll talk more about calcium; what it is, how it helps our bodies and where to find it.

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