What to Do When Your Child Has a Loose Tooth
November 4, 2021
When your child loses a tooth for the first time, you both have a lot to look forward to. Sharing in the “I’m a big kid!” excitement. Tales of the Tooth Fairy or other traditions to mark the occasion. Seeing the start of a beautiful grown-up smile. But before that baby tooth wiggles all the…
October is National Dental Hygiene Month: A simple oral health routine for your busy lifestyle
October 21, 2021
Adults are no strangers to feeling like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. Your alarm clock rings and within minutes you ping pong around trying to spread peanut butter on sandwiches, answer your cell phone, remove the dog hair from your clothes, and make sure your child has completed…
Keeping Your Teeth Strong and Healthy
October 7, 2021
What is the strongest part of our bodies? Do you think it might be our bones, which help us move and protect our brains, hearts and other organs? Or could it be those tough fingernails and toenails that guard our fingertips and toes? Nope! You might be surprised to learn that the hardest thing in…
Bells and Whistles for Your Bristles?
September 23, 2021
Modern dentistry has made the most of today’s technological innovations. And we’ve come a long way from the fraying sticks our ancestors used as toothbrushes. On the other hand, while it’s a lot better than a fraying stick, the manual toothbrush model you’ve used for years might be ready for an upgrade. Should you take…
September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month!
September 9, 2021
September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month, and our team is excited to share some tips to keep your child safe. Childhood is a time when dental injuries are common. Even a simple fall on the playground at recess can lead to a lost or broken tooth. What can you do as a parent to…
When Is a “Cavity” Not a Cavity?
August 26, 2021
Is this a trick question? After all, you and your family probably already know quite a lot about cavities: It all begins when bacteria-filled plaque sticks to teeth and starts to attack enamel. How? Because the bacteria in plaque use the sugars and other foods we eat to produce acids. These acids gradually weaken teeth…
When do children usually lose their baby teeth?
August 12, 2021
Many parents worry that their children’s teeth are not falling out on time. A lot of concerned parents want to know: When will my child lose his or her first baby tooth? At what age should the last tooth fall out? Is there a specific order in which the teeth are lost? A child’s 20 baby…
My toothbrush did what?
July 29, 2021
If you were to put your toothbrush bristles under a high-powered microscope, what you would see might give you nightmares: millions of bacteria, busily crawling up and down your toothbrush bristles, consuming proteins that came from your mouth, and still clinging to the bristles even after you’ve rinsed them with water. Rinsing your toothbrush after…
Who’s afraid of the dentist?
July 15, 2021
Is the sound of a drill enough to make your child flinch or cringe? Does he or she worry about the twice-yearly dental checkup at our office? Trust us when we say your child is not alone! To help eliminate that distress, our team put together five steps to help your child overcome his or…
Snacks for Healthy Teeth
July 1, 2021
Concerned parents often ask us which kinds of snacks are best for a child’s teeth. While most know that candy isn’t always the best choice, many parents are confused about which kinds of after-school snacks can actually be beneficial for teeth. Left to their own devices, children might pick the sugary snack that comes in…