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! […]

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 […]

Creative Tooth Fairy Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

In this day and age, even the tooth fairy is not at all immune to the slings and arrows of inflation. It seems kids across the land expect a higher bounty under their pillows, and you won’t believe the going rate. That going rate, by the way, is about $3.70 per tooth! And that number […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]