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New Year Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

The New Year is a time for reflecting on the past and setting goals for the future. Why not add your child’s oral health to your list of resolutions.

Foods to Avoid after Dental Sealants

Molar teeth contain pits and crevices that are difficult to clean even with careful brushing and flossing. Food, plaque and bacteria can build up in the crevices and cause tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children receive sealants on permanent… Continue reading

What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is a term used to describe the decay that develops when baby teeth have frequent and prolonged contact with too much sugar. It can occur when babies are put to bed with a bottle, when a bottle is used as a… Continue reading

What is teething?

Teething, or primary tooth eruption, is the time when your baby’s first set of teeth break through their gums.

Healthy snacks for your child’s teeth

Most kids need a morning and/or an afternoon snack. But are you choosing the best one? Many so called “healthy” snacks are actually filled with sugar that increases the risk of tooth decay. Sure, sugary snacks taste delicious, but they’re really harmful to your child’s… Continue reading

How important is flossing your child’s teeth?

Flossing is a very important part of your child’s overall oral hygiene. Brushing cleans the tops and outer surfaces of the teeth and gums, but cavities like to hide between the teeth where the brush can’t reach. Flossing is the only way to reach the… Continue reading

Are sports drinks harmful to kids’ teeth?

When kids play sports, the most common go-to drink tends to be some sort of sports drink. It’s important for young athletes to replace fluids, carbohydrates, and electrolytes after hard exercise, but if too much is consumed, the high sugar and high acidic content of… Continue reading

6 ways to prevent cavities in children

Cavities develop when there is tooth decay. Tooth decay happens when the bacteria in your mouth consume the sugars in the things you eat and drink. Over time, the bacteria forms a sticky film called plaque. This plaque gradually dissolves the enamel of the tooth… Continue reading

Keeping teeth healthy during the holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time spent with friends and family and eating delicious foods. Everyone enjoys cookies and candies, but too many sugary sweets and treats can cause tooth decay.