What Will Summer Sports Drinks Do To Children’s Teeth?

Play ball! Summer will soon be upon us, as will those warm days and nights at the baseball/soccer/etc. While many parents are aware of the detrimental effects of sugar on dental health, and reducing soda intake. Unfortunately, they’re overlooking the potentially harmful effects of sports drinks on children’s teeth. I have to hand it to …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Toothbrush

Ah, the toothbrush. Your weapon in the war against tooth decay. Many people take our bristled friends for granted, but I’m going to share 10 little-known facts about the toothbrush – many of which can lead to better oral health for you and your children. Boar hairs used in first toothbrush. While the Egyptians and Babylonians …

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The Dangers of Caring For Your Children’s Teeth But Not Your Own

As a mom, I understand that your kids are your top priority. If you have extra money, you spend it on them first, yourself second. I get it. But too often, I see moms (and dads) neglecting their own dental health to ensure their kids get the best of everything, and that can be a …

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Why You Need to Be on the Lookout for Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer month, and we’re joining in the effort to raise public awareness about this overlooked form of cancer. Rates of oral cancer are increasing nationwide, but the disease can be beaten with early intervention. Your dentist can be the first line of defense. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 42,000 people …

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From Baby Teeth to Permanent Teeth: Learn How They Grow

An amazing amount of oral development occurs in a child as they’re growing up – and it even begins before they’re born. To help parents understand what to expect (including what to watch out for), this post describes the stages of dental development from baby teeth through eighteen years of age. As a family dentist, …

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13 Things Parents Should Know About Children’s Dental Health

Every year, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month in the month of February. It’s the perfect time to answer the top 13 questions parents ask me about their children’s dental health. Before I get to the questions, I’d like to remind you of the overall purpose of National Children’s Dental Health …

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If Your Teeth and Gums Could Make Dental Health Resolutions for 2014

You’re the decision-maker in your body, but if your teeth and gums had a say in the matter, we think they might do things a little different. That’s why we came up with the following New Year’s Resolutions for 2014, courtesy of your teeth and gums. Why are we giving a voice to these guys? …

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