How do I get my child to eat a healthy lunch at school?
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
Top 5 Reasons Summer is Smile Season
Summer, that delightful time of year when the sun is shining and the beach is calling your name, is just around the corner. Just thinking about those vacation days spent reading in hammocks and sipping on fresh lemonade… Read More
Make Brushing Fun
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
My three year-old refuses to brush her teeth. Any ideas for how to convince her?
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
American public gets a ‘D’ on basic oral and dental health quiz
Is sugar-free gum really good for your teeth? If I lay an aspirin next to my painful tooth, will it lessen the pain? When should my child see the dentist for the first time? Turns out these questions… 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
If cavities are caused by bacteria, why can’t I eat sugar?
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
I’ve heard that cavities are contagious? Is that true?
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