Well, let us tell you! Introducing …. The Top 6 Foods to Spring Clean your Mouth! Spring cleaning is about more than just your home. Our mouths deserve the same rejuvenation from time to time. And there is… Read More
Teaching Kids To Make Their Own Lunches Busy, working parents face many hurdles in that early morning rush to get their little ones out the door. One of the biggest challenges? The daily packing of school lunch. What… Read More
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month It’s the perfect time to start teaching your kids about great brushing habits that will last a lifetime. It’s also an excellent opportunity for parents themselves to learn more about the paramount… Read More
If eating your favorite frozen yogurt or sipping a cup of ice water makes your tooth hurt, or if brushing or flossing occasionally makes your eyes twitch, you may have what is known as tooth sensitivity. When the… Read More
More and more research has emerged demonstrating the correlation between dental health and your overall health. We asked you to look over the lunches of the dentists and the staff and decide which one you thought was better… Read More
Here are a few ways to encourage your kid to brush their teeth that we’ve compiled. Hopefully some of them will work! 1. Play this YouTube video while they brush. It’s 1.33 minutes long – just the… Read More
I read in your latest newsletter that Xylitol candies might prevent tooth decay. Should I be giving them to my kids as a regular treat?
There is evidence that shows that Xylitol helps prevent cavities, but we are still hesitant about recommending it for regular consumption. A study in the British Dental Journal advised caution with Xylitol, specifically products containing acidic preservatives or… Read More
Jelly beans, Chocolate, and Peeps, Oh My! Like most of us, Mutans Streptococci, our bacterial villian, loves sweet treats. With Easter just around the corner he is firing up his jackhammer and getting ready for a feast! Sugar… Read More
What causes cavities? Sugar right? Well, sort of. Ultimately the cause of cavities is bacteria that feed on leftover morsels of food in your mouth. Imagine them as tiny little creatures that love to eat and the more… Read More
The hygienist recommended x-rays for my teenager, but I’m reluctant to allow that. Can’t you see cavities visually?
We understand the concern, but digital x-rays are ultra low dose images, and allow us to see developing cavities long before they are visible to one’s eye alone. Once you become aware of a cavity, either through a… Read More