April 9, 2015
Bad breath, or halitosis is a common problem for people of all ages. While some bad breath is normal, such as what’s caused by certain foods, bad breath may also be a symptom of something greater. Here are five common causes of bad breath and their solutions: Cause: Smelly food Foods with a strong odor…
March 26, 2015
We often hear patients talk about how they or their children have “soft teeth”. We especially hear comments related to how cavities have been inherited from their parents or have been passed down to their children. But is there really an inherited condition that causes some people’s teeth to be more susceptible to cavities than…
March 12, 2015
Thumbsucking is a very common habit for young children and is usually nothing to worry about. However, it can be a concern when the habit continues or when it begins to cause problems with normal oral development. Here’s everything you need to know about thumbsucking and what can be done to help your child stop….
February 26, 2015
One of the most surprising facts of caring for your teeth is that you should actually wait at least an hour after eating before brushing. In fact, brushing right after a meal may actually do more damage than good. Here’s why you shouldn’t brush your teeth immediately after eating. Your tooth enamel, the hardest substance…
February 12, 2015
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Can chocolate actually be good for your teeth???
January 29, 2015
Occasionally parents will reach out to us because they’ve been alarmed by the sounds their children make while sleeping. It’s not uncommon for children to grind their teeth, especially during sleep. In fact, some estimates put that number close to 33%. Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is most common when baby teeth begin to emerge and…
January 15, 2015
According to the American Dental Association, nearly 20% of Americans never floss. Many people invariably view flossing as optional which causes it to become one of the most frequently neglected parts of any oral care routine. But as much of a plaque fighter that your toothbrush is, it simply cannot reach all the tight spots between your…
January 1, 2015
Did you know that the most common chronic childhood disease is tooth decay? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of every five children in the US has an untreated cavity. More than 51 million school hours are lost every year because of dental problems. Moreover, nearly 100% of cavities…