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?”

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”