Category: Cavities/Tooth Decay

Stocking Stuffers: On Second Thought…!

There are some gifts that you may reach for on autopilot every year, as you shop for stocking stuffers for your kiddos. What you may not realize, however, is that if we were there guiding you, we might steer you away from many of those decisions because they bring with them some heavy oral health… Read more »

Remember These Things During A Toothache

There’s nothing like a toothache to throw a major wrench into your plans, to send you into overdrive in trying to soothe your child, and to leave you wondering what to do next. We know this because like just about every other parent in the world, when this happens to your kid, it can feel… Read more »

Kids’ Cavities: 3 Things You Should Never Do

We know that you may be getting very good at coming up with surprising parent solutions that you can’t imagine having conjured up before your little ones were born! In some cases, your ingenuity will serve you well. However, when it comes to addressing problems like your kid’s cavity, you’re going to want to steer… Read more »

Easy Changes For Cavity Prevention

You may feel guilty if your child has experienced tooth decay and then required a dental filling. The news you are likely hoping to hear is that there are probably some easy changes you can make to ensure this doesn’t happen again. You may also want us to tell you that it’s okay and that… Read more »

Dental Hygiene And Tears: Things To Consider

Of course, in the daily goings on at home with little ones, you may find that one of the biggest challenges you face is somehow getting through dental hygiene with your children. That is, getting through it without tears, without upset, and without Mom or Dad feeling completely exhausted. While some less-than-stellar experiences may simply… Read more »

Why Provide Decay With Immediate Treatment?

We know that your life is a busy one and that checking every last task off of your list means you have to push certain chores up to the top of that list, while others fail to register as priorities. When it comes to scheduling a dental filling for your child’s tooth decay, we urge… Read more »

Dental Sealants Q&A: What Now?

Once you provide your child with dental sealants, you breathe a huge sigh of relief. Those often difficult to thoroughly clean back chewing surfaces have a nice thin, plastic barrier over them to keep plaque and food particles out. This can greatly reduce your stress related to the potential for your child to experience tooth… Read more »

3 Things To Remember About Chewing Gum

Have you wondered for a while whether chewing gum is safe for your child’s oral health? There’s a bit more than meets the eye with this question, so there’s not a solid yes or no answer. By making wise selections and waiting until your child is ready for the responsibility of this treat, gum is… Read more »

How Drinking Milk Can Help Kids Fight Cavities

The fact that food can influence your child’s dental health is no secret. Parents spend much of their time warning their children not to eat too much sugar or they can quickly develop cavities. However, not all food and beverages are harmful to children’s smiles. Healthy smiles of all ages need certain minerals and nutrients… Read more »

FDA Recalls Homeopathic Teething Tablets—What You Should Do

Last week, on April 10th, the Standard Homeopathic Company agreed to the FDA’s request to recall all of the company’s Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets. If your child relies on any of Hyland’s teething tablet brands, such as Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets, then call the company at 1-800-991-3376. You can… Read more »