Blog

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

May 16, 2019

girl-rollerblading_33997063.jpg

Today, our team thought we would answer some of the most frequent questions about pediatric dentistry and oral health we hear from parents. What constitutes a “healthy, balanced diet” for my child? A healthy, balanced diet contains all the nutrients your child needs to grow, including one serving each of fruits and vegetables, breads and…
Continue Reading

Healthy Sleep Schedules for Children of All Ages

April 25, 2019

aIMa2TS.jpg?1

Your child needs sleep, that’s a fact. But they require different amounts of sleep as they age. Here’s a quick guide outlining how much sleep your child during each stage of their development. 0 – 3 Months Old  Sleep can be hard to come by with a newborn baby. That’s because newborns need a total of 10 – 18 hours of sleep per day…
Continue Reading

The Super Guide to Toothbrushes for all Ages

April 11, 2019

0fu9q9m.jpg

As your child grows up, their mouth will change and grow along with them. It’s important for the developing teeth and gums that your child has the right toothbrush for their age.  Babies 1 – 12 months  A baby’s first tooth doesn’t typically erupt until they are 8 months old, but it’s still important to keep their mouth…
Continue Reading

How to Pack a Lunch that Promotes Oral Health

March 28, 2019

3G99fsK.jpg

As a parent, you can help your child achieve a healthy smile in many different ways. One way you can greatly help is by packing a lunch that improves their oral health. Stay Away from Sugary Granola Granola cereal, dried fruit and trail mix can seem like healthier options, but they’re often packed with extras…
Continue Reading

Will Chewing Ice Ruin My Child’s Teeth?

March 14, 2019

JEz3ezG.jpg

Chewing ice is a common habit that can cause a surprising amount of damage. Here’s how chewing ice can ruin teeth, which may end up in a costly trip to the dentist or orthodontist.  Fractured Teeth Teeth may seem tough and sturdy, but they aren’t designed to crunch very hard objects like ice. Chewing ice can…
Continue Reading

How Parents can Help Kids Learn to Brush Their Teeth

February 28, 2019

SyD2rWS.jpg

Toothbrushing can be tough for young children to pick up, but it’s absolutely vital for developing a healthy smile. Here’s how parents can encourage their children to brush my making toothbrushing fun!   1 – Brush Together  One great way to making brushing fun for young brushers is by brushing with them. This helps you get into…
Continue Reading

Teen Vaping is on the Rise – and It’s Terrible for Teeth

February 14, 2019

L82ePlk.jpg

Teen use of e-cigarettes and nicotine vaporizing devices is on the rise, with nearly 4 in 10 high-school aged children reporting that they regularly use the devices. Unfortunately, these electronic cigarettes and vaporizers contain nicotine, which is an addictive substance that is terrible for teeth, and the entire body.  First: Tobacco Hurts Teeth & Overall Health  Tobacco use harms…
Continue Reading

Is Mouthwash a Good Way to Clean Teeth?

January 24, 2019

wiuqbyh.jpg

Mouthwash is a great way to freshen breath and keep gums healthy, but is it good for cleaning teeth? Here’s what you need to know about mouthwash and its benefits. There are Two Main Types of Mouthwash There are generally two types of mouthwashes available: cosmetic and therapeutic. Cosmetic mouthwash gives your mouth a clean, pleasant taste and reduces bad breath….
Continue Reading

3 Reasons Why Calcium is a Dental Super-Mineral

January 17, 2019

dmBGgc7.jpg

Calcium is one of the best substances to promote overall health, but it’s particularly healthy for teeth! Here’s why. 1 –  The Human Body LOVES Calcium   Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and supports healthy bodies in many ways. Calcium is required for a healthy heart, helps with muscle function, and aides…
Continue Reading

5 Signs of Gum Disease and How to Treat It

December 20, 2018

2WdFtj8.jpg

Periodontal disease – more well known as gum disease – affects nearly half of Americans every year. Here’s some common signs of gum disease, and what to do if your child contracts periodontal disease. 5 Signs of Gum Disease  1 – Bleeding gums that regularly occur during or after brushing.   2 – Gum discoloration. Healthy…
Continue Reading