Flossing: It’s Important for Children Too!

If you have children, you know that brushing and flossing their teeth is probably not their most favorite thing to do! Yet it’s essential that toddlers, children and teens keep teeth and gums clean and healthy. Now is the perfect time to review your child’s oral health routine, because February is National Children’s Dental Health […]

How Do Dental Sealants Work?

At our practice, one component of our dental services for children is applying sealants. Despite your best efforts to make sure that your kids brush their teeth twice every day and floss once, you can’t be watching over them all the time. Tooth decay can develop in those whose dental hygiene is inadequate – and […]

Get Your Child Ready for Sports with Mouth Guards

School is open! You’ve gone back-to-school shopping and your child has new sneakers, a trendy backpack and lots of sharpened pencils. What about sporting equipment? Is your child ready with the right mouth guard? Whether your young athlete enjoys football or hockey, where mouth guards are required, or other sports with incidental contact like soccer, […]

Back-to-School Dental Check-Ups Are Important!

Back to school time is a busy one! You’ve gotten new backpacks and sneakers and are stockpiling school supplies, snacks and lunch fixings. What about a back-to-school dental visit? Start your student right with a cleaning and oral exam. Early detection and prevention of tooth and gum problems can help avoid pain, difficulty speaking and […]

Be Smart This Summer With Healthy Summer Treats

It’s summer, and that means lots of sugary treats like Popsicles, ice cream, lemonade and snack bar candy. These sweet foods can really wreak havoc on your child’s teeth. Sugar causes tooth decay if not removed quickly with brushing and flossing. And many summer treats are high-acid which can break down tooth enamel and also […]

How To Help Your Child Overcome Fear of the Dentist

Regular dental visits are an important part of oral health care. But for youngsters, a trip to the dentist can be very scary. Think about it from their point of view – having to sit in an unfamiliar room where there are strange noises and smells along with unfamiliar objects. Then a stranger comes close […]

Swap Sugary Snacks for Healthy Ones

Children love their sweets, but many choices can wreak havoc on their teeth. Sugary snacks like candy, cake and cookies can cause tooth decay. Sweet foods and snacks can contain many different kinds of sugar including sucrose, which is table sugar, and corn sweeteners or fructose. How Sugar Damages the Teeth Bacteria that live in […]

Are Your Children Fooling You?

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and a great time to learn more about dental care for children. This year’s slogan is, “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Sounds simple, but when it comes to children, it’s not always easy to make sure that they […]