Category: Preventive Treatments

Q&A: Brushing Your Tongue

Have you ever found yourself instructing your child to brush his or her tongue only to wonder if you’re offering the correct advice? Perhaps this is something you have never done but you have a feeling you’re supposed to include tongue brushing as part of dental hygiene. Allow us to offer some clarification on this… Read more »

Check Your Child’s Brushing

Whether you have a young tot who is learning to brush his teeth for the first time or teenage girls who seem like seasoned pros, it is important that you monitor brushing habits. While we would all like to assume our children develop exceptional dental hygiene. However, as new skills develop, younger patients often overlook particular… Read more »

Choose This, Not That

Do your children ever ask you for something that you know is particularly bad for their smiles? Perhaps your little ones ask for sugar-filled gum or extremely chewy candy that you know will lead to a mess and sugar-coated teeth that are hard to clean up (and vulnerable to tooth decay). Have you often found… Read more »

Sneak Dental Care Fun Into Holiday Time

Do you begin feeling extra concerned about your child’s smile over the holidays? What is your biggest concern? Is your child becoming older and more independent and you want to think of a way to promote a positive outlook on dental care? Do you worry about your child’s dental hygiene throughout November, December, and even… Read more »

Are Kids More Likely to Have Cavities?

As a parent, is it natural to worry about how often your children brush and floss their teeth, or how much candy they consume. Besides the discomfort and risks of childhood cavities, treating the decay that causes them might sometimes prove extensive. Because they have not yet mastered the art of good hygiene, kids may… Read more »

Help Your Child Break the Thumb-Sucking Habit

Thumb sucking is a natural routine for babies to comfort and soothe themselves. In fact, by a few months old, many infants will begin sucking their fingers and thumbs to calm down, fall asleep, or simply to amuse themselves. However, as a parent, you may wonder at what point does it become unacceptable, and how… Read more »

Nighttime Brushing Followed By Insomnia?

Do you find that brushing your child’s teeth in the morning is surprisingly successful, particularly when compared with the nightmare of your nighttime routine? The good news is that you are doing your best to protect your little one’s smile with preventive care at home. The bad news is that you are probably becoming overwhelmed… Read more »

Holiday Time Tips For Healthy Smiles

Don’t worry – staying on top of preventive care during the holiday season is not as difficult as it sounds. Your little one will, of course, be tempted by a seemingly endless supply of goodies that are full of sugar. The good news is that you don’t need to feel overwhelmed by this fact (or… Read more »

Caring For Your Child’s Toothbrush

Before you had children, you might not have given too much thought to your toothbrush. Sure, you may have made sure to purchase a soft-bristle brush according to your dentist’s suggestions – you may have even replaced it once every three months, as you should. Whether it was super clean, wet, dry, or otherwise? This… Read more »

What’s So Bad About Plaque?

You have probably heard about plaque for most of your life – if not, then you’re certainly receiving an earful as a parent. As a result, you have likely come to learn that plaque is bad (but that does not mean you’re completely sure what makes it such an awful substance). The good news is that… Read more »