Month: August 2017

Q&A: Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a biocompatible acrylic layer painted directly onto teeth. The protective layer prevents harmful bacteria, tartar, and plaque from accumulating onto the surface of the teeth. By preventing this accumulation, the risk of tooth decay and cavity-development is reduced. Dental sealants can be used by both adults and children, but are most often… Read more »

Controlling That Sweet Tooth

We all get a sweet tooth from time to time, right? A sweet tooth is that nagging craving for something sweet. Adults get them, but studies have shown that children may be biologically wired to crave sweet foods. Their body is designed to seek out energy sources that they need for growth and development. Children… Read more »

The Importance Of A Bedtime Routine

A good oral hygiene routine is a crucial part in preventing major dental problems. A bedtime routine helps to ensure that good oral hygiene is done before sleeping. The American Academy of Pediatrics created a simple routine called “Brush, Book, Bed” for parents and children to do together at bedtime. The routine consists of three easy-to-follow steps: 1.) brushing your teeth… Read more »

Ready For Back-To-School?

It’s that time of the year again: summer is over and the school bell is about to ring. While you and your child stock up on that new back-to-school wardrobe and school supplies, why not check-off some things on the dental health checklist? Most dental problems can be prevented, so creating a plan to stay… Read more »

Picking The Right Toothbrush For Kids

The toothbrush aisle is full of options for both adults and children. The section for kids has a huge variety of colors and cartoon characters. It also has a wide range of sizes, styles, and functions. Choosing between this mountain of options can be daunting. So, how do you choose the right kids’ toothbrush? The… Read more »