Choosing color for braces

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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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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teeth

What To Do If Your Child Loses A Tooth

February 16, 2018

It’s seemingly a right of passage – both for the parent and the child – when the little one has a tooth knocked out. Would you know what to do? We’ll talk about it in this issue.

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new year

4 Resolutions For Your Child’s Oral Health

February 09, 2018

Another year is upon us, and chances are better than average that 2018 will seemingly fly by just as the other years. The start of the year, however, is an excellent time to re-commit to the health of your family. A very important part of that – especially for your child – is oral health. … Continue reading "4 Resolutions For Your Child’s Oral Health"

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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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mouthwash

Should I Let My Child Use Mouthwash?

November 24, 2017

For many adults, rinsing with mouthwash is a part of our morning routines. But is mouthwash a good idea for children? We’ll talk about it in this issue.

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teeth

Keeping Everything in Place: The Importance of Space Maintainers

November 10, 2017

The American Dental Association tells us that most children will have a full set of baby teeth by the time they reach the age of 3. Besides helping your child to eat his or her solid foods, baby teeth provide a crucial function by serving as placeholders for your child’s permanent teeth. But if your … Continue reading "Keeping Everything in Place: The Importance of Space Maintainers"

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Lowdown of gummy vitamins

Here’s The Lowdown on Gummy Vitamins

July 25, 2017

Gummy treats have been around for a long time. In recent years, though, the gummy bear grew up and became a way for kids and adults alike to get a vitamin dose by eating a gummy. It’s a trend that’s definitely caught on. The New York Times reports that gummy vitamins account for $1 billion … Continue reading "Here’s The Lowdown on Gummy Vitamins"

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juice, teeth

Why You Shouldn’t Be Giving Your Child Fruit Juice

July 17, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) caused a bit of a stir recently when it announced recommendations of no fruit for children under 1 year. In this issue, we’ll explore the AAP’s recommendation and talk more about suggestions for daily juice intake for older children.

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toothpaste, children's toothpaste

How to Select the Right Toothpaste For Your Child

June 30, 2017

In a previous entry, we talked about how to select the right toothbrush for your child. Because brushing is such a vital part of keeping your child’s teeth and gums as healthy as possible, we’ll talk in this issue about how to select the right toothpaste for your child. Choosing the Right Toothpaste For Your … Continue reading "How to Select the Right Toothpaste For Your Child"

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