Category: Cavities/Tooth Decay

Chewing Gum: Why Offer Your Kids Gum With Xylitol?

No matter what you do, you will probably find yourself faced with kids who are asking (or begging and pleading) for gum. Fortunately, we live in a world in which gum is not limited to the full-of-sugar stuff that tastes exceptional but that is also known for contributing to oral health problems like tooth decay…. Read more »

Summer Smile Safety Suggestion: Schedule Sealants!

Spring seems like it just began but before you know it, summer will be here and you’ll have all of that lovely summer vacation time to get stuff done. Just in case the list you’ve been making for “things I need to accomplish while the kids are on break from school” doesn’t include dental sealants… Read more »

Children’s Crowns: Don’t Let Your Experiences Worry You

You may not have had the best of experiences with your own crowns growing up or even as an adult. While we understand that this may strongly influence your feelings about restorative care in general, we encourage you to start with a clean slate, should your child require a dental crown. Before you assume your… Read more »

3 Tips to Help Your Child Avoid Cavities

Kids can often be more prone to cavity development than adults, but not because the condition targets them more often. On the contrary, successfully preventing cavities requires consistency in your hygiene and dental care routines. Because children are less adept at keeping their mouths constantly clean, they have a higher risk of allowing oral bacteria… Read more »

Things To Remember: When A Crown Is Your Child’s Best Option

When we tell you that a dental crown is the best solution for your child’s smile, you may look at us in disbelief. If you think of crowns as treatments that adults get but you never really considered them a viable option for your child, we encourage you to remember that this is very common!… Read more »

Questions About Fillings: Stuff You Feel Shy To Ask

You probably know a bit about dental fillings just through your own experiences (or, of course, if you’re lucky or quite serious about your smile care, maybe you’ve never had a cavity!). Wherever it is you fall within the spectrum of filling experience, there may be some questions that hang around in your mind every… Read more »

Birthday Parties And Sugar: What Can You Do?

When you have your kids with you, it’s so easy to make all of the decisions regarding how much sugar they can have (and more). Granted, that doesn’t mean there are never tears or “please!” moments involved but you’re in charge! Now, let’s talk about what happens when your kiddos are at birthday parties. You’re… Read more »

Why Cavity Free Is Best

You may have moments during which you wonder to yourself why it’s so important to put so much effort into preventive care. After all, dental fillings are there to pick up the slack when all doesn’t go according to plan and your child ends up with a cavity. While we certainly have only wonderful things… Read more »

Why Flossing Is So Important For Kids

You may find the process of teaching kids to floss and then following through on daily flossing to be a bit of a challenge! You may feel even more torn regarding this facet of dental care at home if you’re an adult who isn’t always consistent with your flossing habits. The good news here is… Read more »

Now Offering White Zirconia Crowns!

Yes, you may know that it’s exciting that your children have access to white zirconia crowns for their smiles, should they need them! However, you may not be able to put your finger on the reasons why. Of course, if you are not highly informed regarding restorations like crowns (unless you’re a dentist, this is… Read more »