July 30, 2015
Teething can be an uncomfortable time for babies, with little gums experiencing tenderness and swelling as emerging teeth break through the surface. In light of a recent FDA warning against using lidocaine for teething infants, we wanted to put together a few helpful tips for managing this sometimes-difficult time for your child. Massage sore gums….
July 16, 2015
One the biggest challenges parents face during the nightly routine of bedtime is getting their kids to brush. Constantly needing to remind and cajole your child to take care of his or her own teeth can be frustrating for everyone involved. We’ve got a few ideas to help weary parents and reluctant kids: Use music…
July 2, 2015
Holidays are often the stressful times for our health and especially our teeth. We tend to feel free to temporarily forget the careful health guidelines and routines we’ve set up for our families. And why not? It’s OK to relax and take a break once in a while, especially on holidays like July 4th when we…
June 18, 2015
As children become more independent, parents often have less direct influence over their child’s oral care. The transition to adolescence means that schedules become more crowded and teens are left with more responsibility in caring for their own teeth. Too often, this results in first-time cavities and missed opportunities to catch dental issues when they…
June 4, 2015
Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is a common condition that can affect people of all ages. Bad breath happens when bacteria build up and produce noxious gases, giving our mouths a foul odor. The use of mouth sprays and mints only cover up these gases. There are four easy ways to avoid this persistent…
May 21, 2015
Did you know that the most common chronic disease of children and teens is tooth decay? Even worse, the CDC reports that nearly 20% of children’s cavities are left untreated. What may be even more surprising is that nearly all cavities are 100% preventable. In fact, simply by following these 6 steps, you could help…
May 7, 2015
Kids and teens love sports drinks. In fact, studies have shown that these “thirst quenchers” are consumed by 62% of adolescents every day. But are they good for your child’s body or teeth? And are they truly necessary for sports performance? Here are a few facts, some of which may surprise you: Sports drinks contain…
April 23, 2015
Kids and adults do some crazy things to their teeth! Avoiding our list of the top five is a great way to save yourself from future tooth trouble.