Broke a tooth? Don’t Panic!

When it comes to playing sports, the only people who don’t fall down are those not having enough fun! Not your kid, right? Rule number 1: don’t panic. It’s easier said than done, but remember that your dentist sees this all the time, and it’s no big deal to them. Of course, to your little […]

Does My Child Need Sealants Again?

As a parent, you understand that protecting your child’s teeth from decay and early loss is just as important as protecting their permanent teeth from the same fate. So do dentists! That’s why the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends placing dental sealants on the first and second set of permanent molars (those which generally […]

How to Prevent Child Tooth Decay

There’s more to preventing tooth decay than just hiding the candy bowl. And it’s important to remember that even though baby teeth will fall out someday, protecting them is very important! Below is a list of the best things you can do to ensure that your child’s dentist proclaims “no cavities!” at their next visit. […]

Band Instruments and Your Teeth

Learning a musical instrument enhances cognition, trains focus, and helps channel adolescent energy. There’s also the added benefit of a built-in social network of kids working to bring alive once again the musical works of the masters. Despite all that good stuff, though, some instruments might pose a hazard to the integrity of your child’s […]

Energy Drinks and Your Teeth. Should You Worry?

We’ve all been there. It’s been a busy week, and after a few late nights in a row, you’re really starting to feel it. You’re TIRED. And, the worst part is, it’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and you’re still at work! Yep. You’ve got the 3pm slump, and what seems like a whole day […]

Teach Me How to Brush: 6 Toddler Training Tips

Getting kids to brush their teeth is one of those initial standoffs you’re going to experience with your children. Children are programmed by nature to instinctively resist having things placed in their mouth, and a long vibrantly colored toothbrush with spiky things at the end of it is certainly enough to send a child into […]

Choosing the Right Sippy Cup

Sippy cups. The cup for toddlers. Or, is it? After all, there’s the transition cup, the toddler cup and the kid bottle. Which is correct? And how about all the styles and materials to choose from? Or the fact that certain types of sippy cups tend to land kids in the E.R.? Who knew cups […]

Getting Your Mouth Ready for a Summer Vacation

Summer is about to burst onto the scene. And with it, your free time will turn to busy time as you plan, plan, plan for your relaxing summer vacation. So, while you’re thinking about where you’ll go, where you’ll eat, and what you’ll see along the way, don’t forget to plan a visit to your […]

Four Tips that Can Help Minimize Tooth Misalignment in Children

While heredity is the most common cause of misaligned teeth, a child’s individual development and oral habits can also play a role. The fix is typically orthodontic treatment, but there are a few things you can do to help minimize the severity of a bad bite before teeth set and braces become the inevitable choice. Keep an […]

Cosmetic Dentistry for Teens

Ladies and gentlemen, cosmetic dentistry is no longer just for Mom and Dad. Teens have caught on, and they’re looking to boost self-esteem, combat cavities, and correct congenital cosmetic concerns. With everyone on television sporting a perfect smile, kids will no longer settle for you being the only person in the family with access to […]