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7 Oct, 2019

Best Ways To Limit Sugar This Halloween

By |October 7th, 2019|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

For kids, one of the best nights of the year is Halloween. After all, they get to dress as their favorite scary character or favorite cartoon character and walk around the neighborhood collecting bags and buckets of delicious candy. Unfortunately, all that sugar can lead to cavities and oral health problems. In order to limit [...]

15 Oct, 2018

Avoiding Choking Hazards This Halloween

By |October 15th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Halloween is one of those holidays that has a lot of prep work involved. There is the obvious prep work you need to do such as planning parties, purchasing candy, planning trick-or-treat routes, and picking out costumes,  but there is one thing you should be doing that isn’t so obvious – removing choking hazards. There [...]

18 Jul, 2018

Motivating Your Child to Brush All Summer

By |July 18th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Summer is the time that your child looks forward to all year long -- and now you might deal with the "but it's summer" answer whenever you tell them to do something. While there are plenty of times that you can relax the usual rules during the summer -- late bedtime, for example -- teeth [...]

15 Jun, 2018

Talking to Your Kids About Losing Baby Teeth

By |June 15th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Many young children are apprehensive about losing their baby teeth -- especially when it's the first one. As a parent, you can ease that nervousness considerably if you just know the right things to say. Below, you'll learn how to talk to your children about losing baby teeth, the right way. Wait for the Right [...]

15 Aug, 2017

Chewing Gum is Great For Oral Health

By |August 15th, 2017|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Candy is arguably bad for your oral health. Sugars that are in sweets can lead to serious cases of dental decay that can call for fillings, root canals and various degrees of dental work. However, there is one type of candy that can provide oral health benefits, and that is sugar-free chewing gum. While it [...]

15 Jun, 2017

Feed Your Kid’s Teeth with Vitamins

By |June 15th, 2017|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

As a parent you’re often worried about every aspect of your child’s life. From their diet and activity level to their overall and oral health. It may not come as a surprise that what you choose to feed your kids can have an impact on all of those things. If you want to keep your [...]

16 Mar, 2017

Why Do We Brush Twice a Day?

By |March 16th, 2017|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

You have probably heard your dentist say—on more than one occasion-- that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day. However, you may not know why brushing two times daily is important. Here are a few reasons for this popular dental recommendation: Plaque is continually produced. When you eat, leftover bits of food [...]

2 Mar, 2017

Your Spring Teeth Cleaning

By |March 2nd, 2017|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Children should start dental care early, so it's important for parents to know the guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. According to these official guidelines, children need to see the dentist 6 months after their first tooth erupts. If this hasn't happened by the time the child is 12 months old, the child [...]

22 Feb, 2017

5 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

By |February 22nd, 2017|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Getting the kids up and ready in the morning and getting them into bed at night can already be tough and stressful, add tooth brushing to the battle and you may be ready to give up. While it’s essential for your child to form good oral care habits now, it’s not always easy to get [...]

5 Dec, 2016

What is Childhood Bruxism?

By |December 5th, 2016|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Bruxism is known as the habitual grinding and clenching of the teeth and is very common in children. Nearly three in ten children are known to grind their teeth, and though it’s a treatable habit, it can cause damage if it’s not addressed. Bruxism erodes tooth enamel and can lead to behavioral problems, headaches, earaches, [...]