5 brushing habits you can safely drop:

Since we’re in the habit of sharing good habits with both adults and children, this one is for both of you. Chances are, the way you brush your teeth today is the way you brushed as a child: fast, slow, a little water, lots of water, mouth closed, mouth open – and so on. There […]

Apps for Healthy Teeth!

We’re gonna’ bet your kids have a better handle on your smart phone than you do. So, why not utilize their savvy nature with apps that teach about proper tooth care and preparing for the dentist? Dental apps tend to fall into themes, and below you’ll find the three most popular. Be careful, though, these apps might […]

Tooth-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

Did you know that the practice of making New Year’s resolutions began almost 4,000 years ago? Ancient Babylonians, when their new year came around, made a promise to the gods that they would pay all debts and return anything they borrowed. Today, it’s still a very common practice, whether you’re successful at following through or not! […]

7 New Ways to Prepare for Fall

Fall is upon us! To accompany the changing of the seasons, here’s a checklist of seven new dental health ideas to carry you through this lovely autumn weather. 1. Clean Out that Mouth! If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably thinking about cleaning out your gutters this time of year. After all, twelve months of debris […]

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. […]

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 […]

Blotchy Teeth? Fix Those Fluoride Stains Today!

Do you have white and brown splotches or streaks on your teeth? If you’re alarmed and beginning to think it’s a form of tooth decay, you’ll be pleased to learn it’s more likely a case of mild to moderate dental fluorosis. Fluorosis occurs when tooth enamel is exposed to too much fluoride early in its […]

5 Ways To Get Your Green On This St. Pat’s

As the saying goes: “On St. Patrick’s day, everyone is Irish!” Gallant parades flow down city streets, Irish music flows out of public houses, shamrock pins are dusted off from the year prior, and liquids of all sorts turn a shade greener. And, when it comes to the health of our bodies and our teeth, […]

Fluoride and Floss: What You Need to Know!

February was National Children’s Dental Health Month! This year’s slogan hits two very important concepts for keeping our kids’ dental health in tip-top shape. The 2018 slogan is: “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Yes, it’s a no-brainer to say, but actually doing it takes a little […]