August 18, 2016
Tooth brushing only cleans about 1/3 of total tooth surface area, making flossing an absolute necessity for your child to develop a healthy smile that is not encumbered by cavities and other ailments. If your child is not flossing, tartar and plaque can build up between their teeth and cause cavities and even lead to…
August 4, 2016
Braces are an investment in your child’s future smile. Like any other important – and valuable – investment, it’s wise to keep braces clean and in good shape so that they can properly function. While keeping teeth clean is pretty straight forward work, maintaining clean braces is a bit more time consuming and involves the help of some other tools. Below are some of the best ways to keep your kids’ braces clean.
July 21, 2016
Humans have used tools since before the birth of modern, written history. From fire to arrowheads, we’ve always looked for ways to improve our lives and advance ourselves. Did you know that this ingenuity extends into our oral health care? Before modern toothbrushes were invented, ancient humans would use “chewsticks” to clean their teeth. But…
July 7, 2016
Caring for your child’s mouth is important for their current health and long term tooth development. Keeping a clean mouth helps prevent cavities, infection and gum disease, and it also creates a healthy smile as they get older. However, your child’s oral care routine – and toothbrush – should change as over time as well….
June 23, 2016
George Washington, the first President of the United States and revolutionary general, had dental problems his entire life. When he was inaugurated President in 1789, he only had one real tooth remaining in his mouth. A man known for his strength and resolve, Washington’s great oral pain sometimes made it quite difficult for the renowned…
May 26, 2016
As we approach the end of the school year, it’s time to start preparing for the hectic summer months. For a lot of kids, this also means the fun and freedom of summer camp. But how can you ensure that your child is making mouth-healthy choices while away? We’ve come up with a few tips…
May 12, 2016
Many parents often wonder if they should look for a pediatric dentist instead of just taking their child to someone that practices general dentistry. For those of you that are our regular patients, you already know the answer…it’s because you know how awesome our practice is! What makes pediatric dentists different? But others…
April 28, 2016
It’s no secret that sugar is bad for teeth. It gives bacteria nourishment and causes plaque to build up. Because of this, sugar substitutes are always in high demand, especially ones with additional health benefits. That’s why xylitol, a natural sugar substitute derived primarily from plants is so attractive for those looking for a…