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 […]

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 […]

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 […]