Baby Teeth Grinding – Sounds Horrible, but is it Harmful?

We’ve all heard the harm that kids sleeping with a baby bottle or sippy cup can do, and we know the dangers that thumb-sucking can pose for kids’ dental health, but one thing you never think about is baby teeth grinding…until you hear it for the first time! Should you Worry about Your Baby Damaging […]

Cut the Sugar, not the Flavor!

Well, October is upon us, and that means pumpkin spice everything, pies and cake and all sorts of yummy meals. It also means that with Halloween and Thanksgiving following one another in rapid succession and all those December holidays right behind them, you might be loading yourself up already with January guilt over how much […]

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? […]

7 New Ways to Prepare your teeth and mouth for Fall

There are a lot of “sevens” in September. There’s the name; which is derived from the Latin “Septem,” literally meaning seven; then there’s the fact that other than the vowel “e,” the word September has seven different letters in it (neat!); and the curious fact that September was actually the seventh month of the year […]

School Backpack Awareness Day

Ah…the start of the school year. Freshly sharpened pencils, new folders, crisp packs of paper, and the promise of a great year. For certain, there will be a million things to attend to, but one of the most important is what’s lurking in those backpacks … heavy stuff! And, all that heavy stuff is bad […]

Who Says You Can’t Wear White after Labor Day? White Teeth for sure!

Food. Fashion. Fun. The trifecta of flavor that makes Labor Day one of the most celebrated days of the year. It’s a well-deserved day off from work, and honored as a national holiday since the days of President Grover Cleveland – that’s over a century ago! It also begins the all-too-soon wrap up of summer. […]

How Much Do Your Kids Know About Your State?

Still ironing out your travel plans? Summertime is the best time to take the kids to a lake, national park, campsite, or other beloved summer destination. And if you’re looking for ways to sneak a little education into their growing minds, this is the perfect time! Often, these fun sites will have little history lessons […]

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 […]

Does My Child Need Sealants Again?

As a parent, you understand that protecting your child’s teeth from decay and early loss when young 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 […]