Category: Tips/Advice

How Do I Know If My Kid Has a Cavity? Part Two

Now that you know common symptoms of a cavity, like grey lines, discomfort and sensitivity to hot or cold foods, are you wondering what to do if your kid develops one? It can still be difficult to diagnose a cavity, at home, especially if your children are not very observant or good at telling you… Read more »

How Do I Know If My Kid Has a Cavity? Part One

Most parents know that one of the biggest threats to their kids’ oral health is cavities. They can be caused by a number of factors, including a diet too high in sugar, poor dental hygiene, or simply genetics. Due to all these reasons, dental decay is quite common, in children as well as adults. However,… Read more »

Could Sugar-Free Gum Help Protect Your Kids’ Smiles?

Every parent wants to help his or her children keep their teeth and gums as healthy as possible. It’s why great parents teach their kids how long to brush their teeth, and how to properly floss between each tooth. They also take their kids for regular preventive dental checkups, and even attend cleanings, themselves, to… Read more »

Does Your Child Need Emergency Dentistry? Part Two

Even if you know your child needs to visit the dentist as soon as possible, due to a dental emergency, that doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do in the meantime. In fact, there are likely a few simple steps you can take to help preserve your child’s damaged tooth and to make sure their… Read more »

Prevent Trauma to Their Teeth with Custom Mouthguards

Is your son or daughter excited to start a new sport this year, but one that has you nervous? Sports can be great for kids’ esteem, coordination, physical health and team-building skills. Unfortunately, some sports can also be dangerous for their smiles. Full-contact sports are somewhat notorious for damaging kids’ teeth. Fortunately, your pediatric dentist… Read more »

Help Your Kids Get the Dental Care They Need, Fear Free

Education is often the easiest and most effective way to help kids overcome their fears. From being scared of the big diving board at camp, to worrying she’ll never be able to properly use a butter knife, chances are high that you have already helped your kids conquer a number of fears that once held… Read more »

Avoid Cavities This Year with Simple Preventive Care: Part Two

Sugar, and simple starches that convert into sugar, are one of the biggest contributors to cavities. That’s because the plaque bacteria responsible for acidic erosion, feeds on sugars. When your kids eat too much sugar, the plaque is feasting on it, and able to multiply much more quickly, leading to further plaque growth, which calcifies… Read more »

3 Ideas For A Smile-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Are you all excited about Valentine’s Day and can’t wait to see the look on your children’s faces when you hand over their special Valentine’s presents? Does the realization that you want to see those smiles but you don’t want to load your children’s teeth up with sugar cause you some hesitation? Don’t worry –… Read more »

3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Dental Hygiene Time

You may not realize it but keeping your little one’s daily dental hygiene session as uniform and consistent as possible is extremely important. The more the act of brushing and flossing every day, twice daily, at the same time is engrained into your child, the easier it is to build a foundation for a future… Read more »

The Bad Breath-Oral Health Connection

There’s morning breath and there’s not-so-great breath after a meal full of garlic and onions – these go away – and then there’s bad breath that’s a bigger issue. Also known clinically as “halitosis” this is a problem that may point to an underlying issue with your child’s dental hygiene and oral health. Rather than… Read more »