What You Should Know About Your Children’s Oral Health

Your children’s teeth are very important to their overall development—but do you know what you can do to help you keep your little ones’ teeth healthy? Your children’s foundation for healthy permanent teeth starts within the first few years of their life. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your kids enjoy healthy smiles for a... read more »

Teaching Your Children How to Care for Their Teeth

As children come of age, we teach them how to write, how to swim, and how to drive. Long before any of those tasks become relevant, though, it is important to teach our children how to care for their teeth. Before children can even talk or walk, teeth begin to appear above the surface of the gums. It’s important we... read more »

The Effects of Thumb-Sucking

Thumb-sucking may not seem like a big deal, but the truth of the matter is that it can have some serious lasting effects on your kids' oral health. While thumb-sucking is fairly common and most kids outgrow it, some don't. If your kids haven't, then it's time you take their habit seriously. To illustrate why it can be a problem,... read more »

The Proper Way to Brush Your Child’s Chompers

Starting the proper oral hygiene techniques at an early age will help your child understand the importance of caring for their smile each and every day. So, as a parent, it’s your job to assist in caring for your child’s teeth and gums until they are old enough to properly clean their own chompers. So, to help you do so,... read more »

How to Survive Brushing Time

Do you know when you should start worrying about your child’s oral health? Did you know that you should start caring for your child’s mouth even before their first tooth erupts or that you should keep helping them until they’re old enough care for their smile on their own? But what can you do if your child doesn’t like brushing... read more »

Keeping Your Children’s Teeth Cavity-Free

If you are teaching your children good cleaning habits early on in their development you will be helping their teeth stand a greater chance of life-long health by building a strong foundation for oral health. Regular brushing and flossing is the cornerstone of such a practice. Dental sealants are a valuable next-step in the caring of healthy teeth. Sealants are... read more »

5 Fun Ways To Get Your Child Brushing Their Teeth

You will clean your child’s teeth in their early years, and by the time they are 6-7 year old, they will have enough manual dexterity to do it themselves. However, the question is will they do it. You can encourage your child to brush their teeth and have fun with these 5 tips. Make tooth brushing into an exciting story!... read more »

How To Prevent Early Childhood Caries

Baby teeth are very important for your child’s dental health. They not only help your child chew, speak, and smile, but act as a placeholder for permanent teeth. When early childhood caries develop (also known as baby bottle tooth decay), then your child’s current and future dental health is affected. Causes Of Early Childhood Caries There are three major causes... read more »

What is Xerostomia?

Dry mouth, officially called Xerostomia, is an oral health problem that many Americans experience. Dry mouth is usually the result of a lack of saliva produced in the mouth and is often a side effect of medication. While dry mouth is common, it is not something to be taken lightly. For most, dry mouth is just a nuisance. For some,... read more »