March 31, 2016
When we think of healthy alternatives to soda and other sugary drinks, its often common to look to fruit juice as a healthy alternative. Generally high in essential vitamins, fruit juice can be a much better choice than other beverages. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the worst offenders. The sugars and citric acid found in most fruit juices cause double trouble for teeth, and can lead to tooth decay at an early age.
March 17, 2016
Kids and teens love sports drinks. In fact, studies have shown that these “thirst quenchers” are consumed by 62% of adolescents every day. But are they good for your child’s body or teeth? And are they truly necessary for sports performance? Here are a few facts:
March 3, 2016
Bad breath can affect people of all ages. Using mouth sprays and mints only cover up symptoms because bad breath is the result of bacteria build up. When air passes over that bacteria, it dries and causes a foul smell. There are four easy ways you and your children can avoid this persistent problem and…
February 18, 2016
Too much sugar can be bad news for your health. When left on your teeth, sugar gives bacteria the food it needs to thrive and create cavities. Further, high sugar has been linked to obesity, diabetes and poor heart health. And while the average American consumes 22 grams of sugar a day (that’s twice the…
February 4, 2016
You LOVE chocolate. Plus, it’s a required gift for Valentine’s Day. But do you have to choose between your love of chocolate and caring for your teeth?
January 21, 2016
While most parents understand the benefits of having a pediatrician for their child instead of simply a general doctor, it’s not often clean why a pediatric dentist is just as necessary and preferable over a general dentist.
January 7, 2016
Flossing removes plaque between the teeth and gum-line where a toothbrush can’t reach. In fact some sources indicate that brushing alone only reaches 35% of your tooth surfaces. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most overlooked practices in caring for our teeth. You should floss your child’s teeth daily until he or she can do…
December 24, 2015
One of the challenges of eating healthy is time. Busy parents often find that warming up a frozen snack or opening a packaged sweet is easier than making something healthy. Add to the problem of convenience the fact that many kids can be choosy about what they eat. We believe that having healthy teeth begins…