Rocky Mountain Brown Water and the Wild History of Fluoride

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries occurred by accident. From falling apples, to sandwiches that don’t mold, some of our greatest achievements began as simple analysis of the natural surroundings. Fluoride, one of dentistry’s most powerful tools in the fight against cavities, also has a similar origin story.   The Colorado Brown Stain In 1901, a young … Continue reading “Rocky Mountain Brown Water and the Wild History of Fluoride”

4 Ways to Have a Cavity-Free Summer

Summer time presents parents with an excellent chance to help their kids get ahead on their oral health. Here’s how you can help your children have a cavity-free summer.  1 – Maintain an Active Oral Health Routine  It can be hard for kids to get into a summer brushing routine if they don’t have to wake … Continue reading “4 Ways to Have a Cavity-Free Summer”

Quick Tips to Help Your Child Beat Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking and finger sucking are habits common in many children. In fact, nearly one third of all children suck on their thumbs or fingers in their first year of life. Sadly, thumb sucking is an unhealthy oral habit that can have many different consequences down the line. Thumb Sucking can Cause Oral Health Problems  Unfortunately, thumb sucking can lead … Continue reading “Quick Tips to Help Your Child Beat Thumb Sucking”

How Dental Crown Help Children’s Teeth

In a perfect world teeth would never need maintenance, and every smile would be healthy and bright. But, life isn’t perfect, and teeth sustain a lot of wear over time. Luckily, dental crowns are a fantastic way to combat a number of tooth ailments and improve overall oral health. Dental Crowns Alleviate Multiple Problems  Dental crowns … Continue reading “How Dental Crown Help Children’s Teeth”

How Parents can Prepare for Common Dental Emergencies

Life can’t be completely mapped out, but parents can take some practical steps to prepare for some common dental emergencies. Fractured Tooth Kids play rough, and their teeth sometimes bear the brunt of their actions. If your child fractures a tooth, then gather what fragments and store them in a clean container of cool water, saliva, or … Continue reading “How Parents can Prepare for Common Dental Emergencies”

The Top Vitamins & Minerals Your Child Needs for Healthy Teeth

There’s much more to oral health than simply brushing and flossing. In fact, the food you eat plays a large role in getting a healthy mouth. Here’s some of the most important vitamins and minerals that contribute to optimum oral health.   Vitamin A  One of the absolute best vitamins for overall oral health is vitamin A. That’s … Continue reading “The Top Vitamins & Minerals Your Child Needs for Healthy Teeth”

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

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 “Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?”

Family Dinner is Important to a Healthy Mouth

Family life can be hectic, and it’s tough to gather the entire family around the table for a meal together. But, a family dinner can be a great tool for parents to help their children get healthier smiles. Parents can Serve Mouth-Healthy Food Dietary choices have a huge influence on your child’s mouth health, and … Continue reading “Family Dinner is Important to a Healthy Mouth”

How Tobacco Ruins Teeth

90% of adult smokers began smoking as teens, and each day more than 3,200 Americans younger than 18 try their first cigarette. Unfortunately, tobacco has zero health benefits and can lead to nicotine addiction and serious disease. Tobacco can also harm more than your overall health – it can hurt teeth and gums, too. Tobacco Hurts Teeth  Tobacco use harms … Continue reading “How Tobacco Ruins Teeth”

Kids and Starbucks – Should Parents be Concerned?

As a parent, you have the world on your mind when it comes to raising your child. A healthy diet is one of the primary concerns of most parents, and can go a long way in helping children get healthy teeth. Unfortunately, some of your child’s favorite drinks at Starbucks are packed with sugar, and … Continue reading “Kids and Starbucks – Should Parents be Concerned?”