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?”

Is Chewing Ice Bad for Your Teeth?

It’s incredibly common for people to mindlessly chew ice. Unfortunately, chewing ice can cause a myriad of oral health issues, and even cost you an expensive trip to the dentist or orthodontist. Here’s some of the real damage caused by chewing ice. Chewing Ice can: Damage Tooth Enamel Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in … Continue reading “Is Chewing Ice Bad for Your Teeth?”

The New Mom’s Guide to Your Baby’s Mouth & Teeth

Being a new mom is a great challenge, and an amazing responsibility. As a new parent, you’re probably searching for the best ways to raise a happy, healthy child. One great way to improve your child’s overall health is by paying attention to their oral health at an early age. Here’s some do’s and don’ts for … Continue reading “The New Mom’s Guide to Your Baby’s Mouth & Teeth”

Sneaky Tooth Killers Your Kids Should Avoid

Most parents know the importance of a proper oral health routine, and regular visits to the pediatric dentist. But, there are some silent tooth killers that parents need to recognize and avoid, to get their children a healthier smile. Chewing Ice Ice can be an awesome accompaniment to any drink, but to the surprise of many parents, it can also … Continue reading “Sneaky Tooth Killers Your Kids Should Avoid”

4 Steps to Keep Kids Cavity-Free in 2018

2017 is almost over and the holiday season is underway. As families visit relatives near or far, oral health is probably the last thing on the minds of many parents. But, you can use the holiday down time to make a few changes in your child’s routine to get them a healthier smile in 2018. … Continue reading “4 Steps to Keep Kids Cavity-Free in 2018”

Just How Long Have Humans Chewed Gum?

Did you know that humans have used animal hair to make toothbrushes, or that we’ve crushed shells to use as toothpaste? Over the years, humanity has had its ups and downs when discovering and designing medical technologies – especially oral care. But what about chewing gum? How long have we chewed gum, and has it ever helped clean teeth throughout history?  … Continue reading “Just How Long Have Humans Chewed Gum?”

Everything Parents Need to Know about the 4 Layers of Teeth

Teeth are a lot of fun to learn about, and understanding teeth can help children enjoy going to the pediatric dentist! Did you know that teeth are composed of four primary layers? Each layer plays a pivotal role in supporting a strong smile and a healthy mouth. Try reading this article with your child, and teaching them about … Continue reading “Everything Parents Need to Know about the 4 Layers of Teeth”

Limit These Thanksgiving Foods for the Sake of Your Teeth

Thanksgiving is here, and with it comes a swath of seasonal treats that are usually enjoyed just once a year. Besides visiting family, Thanksgiving is a time for eating, and eating well. As your family enjoys this time together, keep your eyes out for a few Thanksgiving dishes that can harm your teeth, and turn your relaxing time off into a … Continue reading “Limit These Thanksgiving Foods for the Sake of Your Teeth”

The Spirited History of Halloween

Halloween is a great time for families to celebrate the fall season, and get to know your community through local festivals and trick-or-treating. But, how long have we been celebrating Halloween, and what does the holiday represent? Below, we’ll tell you about the original traditions associated with this festive holiday.   A Look at Old Ireland Halloween is over 2000 years old and originates in Celtic Ireland with the Festival of Samhain. The Festival … Continue reading “The Spirited History of Halloween”