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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Dental Gift Ideas

Racked for gift ideas this season? Fear not, because we’ve got some great ones for you. And we think they’re great because they’re all … dental-related! If your little one has a tough time in the dental chair, or if they despise their daily dental health routine, these toys can help. By giving your kids […]

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 you for help in boosting their self-esteem, combating cavities and correcting congenital cosmetic concerns. With everyone on television sporting an uber-white, perfect smile, your kids are no longer going to settle for you being […]

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 […]

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 […]

Success! Your Teen’s First Solo Dental Appointment

So your little one is not so little, and they get to visit the dentist all by themselves! Up until now you may have even been in the room during their dental visits, perhaps with your own list of questions about their teeth. The time has come, though, to hand over the reins to your […]

Is Your Child Really Brushing? How to Tell if They’re Faking.

Do you have a faker in the house? If you’re past the toddler stage of teeth-cleaning 101, and are now at the point where your child is dutifully following a routine and brushing twice a day on their own, congratulations! So what’s next? Well, you might be surprised to learn that as dutiful as your […]