Bruxism can Cause Major Tooth Damage – but It can be Beat

  You’ve heard of cavities and tooth decay, but there’s a more subtle oral health ailment afflicting nearly 30% of children today – bruxism. Here’s what parents need to know about the problem, and how they can help their children beat it. What is Bruxism? Bruxism is more commonly known as teeth-grinding, and a surprising number of children suffer from it – around 3 …

Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

  When it comes to raising children, parents have a lot on their plates. In order to help parents prepare for their rigorous duties, we’ve outlined a few common dental emergencies, and how you can handle them. How to Handle Your Child’s Dental Emergency First, stay calm and assess the severity of your child’s injury. Any blow to the head should be …

Your Teenager Probably Isn’t Getting Enough Sleep – Here’s how to Fix That.

  A good night’s sleep is absolutely important for your children’s health and academic performance. Unfortunately, most teenagers do not get adequate sleep during the week. Here’s what parents need to now about teenager’s sleep patterns, and how they can help their children get the sleep they need to succeed. The Facts about Teen Sleep During adolescence, a person’s biological sleep pattern …

Which Mouthwash is Right for My Children?

  We get many questions in our office about the best ways to help children get a healthy smile that last a lifetime. Today, we’re going to cover some key point about mouthwash, and how different types offer different benefits. Mouthwash is Versatile and Diverse First, you have to narrow down what you’re helping your child accomplish by adding mouthwash …

Try These Mouth-Healthy Halloween Treats Instead of Candy

  Halloween is full of candy and treats for children and families to share and enjoy. But, most of the treats being shared on Halloween are packed with sugar, and are terrible for teeth. Here’s some mouth-healthy alternatives for parents to consider passing out this Halloween. Pumpkin Seeds Halloween treats don’t have to be sweet all of the time. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent …

5 Halloween Costumes that are All About Teeth

  Halloween is such a fun time of year for communities to celebrate the changing season, and for children and families to get into costume. This year, we thought we’d share our favorite Halloween costumes that are all about teeth. 1 – Tooth Fairy  Our favorite dental character, the Tooth Fairy, makes an excellent costume choice for any young child going …

How Native Americans Cared for Their Teeth before the First Thanksgiving

  The toothbrush was first invented and popularized in Europe, so how did Native Americans care for their teeth before being introduced to the toothbrush? Healthy Dietary Practices The Native Americans were expert hunters and gatherers, and were able to survive completely off of the land. Their diet consisted mostly of corn (maize), beans, squash, fish and game. They would eat this food largely unaltered …

The Ultimate Tooth Care Kit for Holiday Vacation

  Thanksgiving gives families the chance to travel across the country to visit loved ones from afar, and enjoy collecting around a table to eat an incredible feast. If your family is traveling this Thanksgiving, be sure that everyone packs the right oral health kit to take care of their teeth while away from home. 1 – Tooth Brush & Travel Case Everyone …

5 Important Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Teeth

  You may wonder to yourself “what makes something mouth-healthy,” or, “how can I tell if something is healthy for my teeth and gums?” Well, below is a list of our favorite vitamins and minerals for healthier teeth and gums. Calcium Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body and it aids in a number of processes, …

The Perfect Mouth-Healthy Stocking Stuffers

  Stocking are usually hung with care and full of sweet treats that aren’t exactly great for teeth. But we have some recommendations for our favorite mouth-healthy stocking stuffers that can give your child a leg up on oral health this holiday season. Toothbrush Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, depending upon the health of the bristles, which makes Christmas the …