Fun and Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas For Young Kids

Intrepid Parent! Even though you managed to whip up the best Thanksgiving Day meal of your life in November, the oh-so-subtle flip of the calendar to December informs us that you’re in for even more work this month – and a lot of it is going to involve gift shopping. Since ideas are sometimes hard […]

Night Guards – better sleep?

A night guard is a thin piece of hard plastic made from impressions of your teeth that is placed on the upper teeth. The night guard is hard enough to be durable but it is softer than teeth and protects them from wear. A night guard protects your teeth and jaw from the detrimental effects […]

Keeping Up With Your Dental Hygiene? The Rest of Your Body Will Thank You!

They say the mouth is the window to the body. All sorts of health concerns exhibit symptoms in the mouth: diabetes and celiac disease to name two. You may wonder then, if certain diseases can be detected in our mouth, is it also possible to prevent certain illnesses by taking better care of our teeth? Researchers think […]

When Will Baby’s Teeth Arrive? A Guide

Before your little one can talk, it’s a guessing game to figure out what may be causing them pain or discomfort. But if they’re drooling, nibbling on hands or toys, or seem extra irritable for no reason, chances are they’re teething. Just peek in that adorable little mouth and you might be able to see […]

Fun Facts About Animal Teeth!

Share these fun facts about animal teeth with your little ones to get them more excited about their own oral health! Can you imagine having 20,000 teeth? What if you had to help your kiddo through that much teething? Imagine all the heavy lifting the poor tooth fairy would have to do! And how much […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Ways Your Dental Assistant is Your Best Ally

Dental assistants are the glue that keeps a dental office together. They’re also a tremendous asset when it comes to keeping your kids calm at the office. Without them, your local dentist’s office would be a whirlwind. Let’s learn more about how dental assistants can help you and your family. 1. By taking and developing […]

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 […]

Should Your Child Do More Than Just Brush and Floss?

As an adult, your oral care routine tends to remain fairly static for a large part of your life. Brush and floss. Rinse, perhaps, if you’re fond of it. And, unless you need prosthetics, that’s about all you’ll ever do. But, what about your kids? Toddlers? Adolescents? What sort of routine should they follow? Is […]