6 Summer Dental Tips for Parents Parental Guide: Dental Tips for Kids During the Summer School is out for the summer and that means a change in daily routines for many families. While summer break is a time for relaxation, it’s not a time to become lax about oral health. Good oral hygiene starts young…

Do Mouthguards Protect Your Teeth? When it comes to athletic gear, mouthguards are a must! A properly fitted mouthguard acts a protective shield between your teeth and lips, cheeks and jaws. It cushions the blow to the face and decreases the chance breaking teeth and other injuries to the face. Whether you participate in organized…

Benefits of Dental Sealants Many people know that daily brushing and flossing can help prevent cavities, but did you know that dental sealants provide added protection against tooth decay? Sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities on your back teeth, known as molars and premolars. Here are seven common questions we’re asked about dental…

Haunted houses and ghosts and goblins are not the scariest part of Halloween. The truly frightening thing is the amount of sugar children consume. Sugar, coupled with bacteria in the mouth, produces an acid that eats away at tooth enamel. Overtime this process can lead to tooth decay. Let your children enjoy candy on Halloween,…

Another school year is under way, and parents are stocking up on lunch box staples. You learned it in school, but think the five food groups when you pack lunches. A tooth-friendly lunch box should contain a serving of dairy, fruit, grains, protein and vegetables. These food suggestions are not just for kids. They’re tooth-friendly…

Pediatric Dentist Did you know permanent teeth are formed and already growing in a child’s skull several years before primary (baby) teeth begin falling out? As permanent teeth grow, they push on the roots of primary teeth causing them to loosen and eventually fall out. Of course, kids can speed along the process by pulling…

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