November 26, 2015
Studies show that xylitol reduces plaque, is antimicrobial, and lowers enamel attacking acid.
November 12, 2015
Kids are drinking less soda. This fantastic news should also mean that they’re consuming less caffeine, but in fact, the amount of caffeine that kids are getting on a daily basis is on the rise. Recent studies have shown that 73% of American children consume at least some caffeine every day. This can…
October 22, 2015
More than 40% of children have cavities by the time they reach kindergarten. In fact, The CDC reports that tooth decay is the most common preventable disease in children and while the cavity rate in children of older age groups has been slowly declining, the rise in cavities among those under 5 is actually increasing….
October 8, 2015
One of our central goals is to help children have a more positive view of going to the dentist. We feel that preventing and alleviating the fear associated with dental visits is important in encouraging future overall oral health. Adults who are not afraid to go to the dentist are more likely to keep up…
September 24, 2015
Public awareness of tooth-whitening procedures and products has grown significantly in the past few years. The number of questions our patients and their parents ask about tooth-whitening has also increased especially among parents concerned about their child’s self image and older adolescents/teens who want to look their best. But are these methods and procedures safe…
September 10, 2015
When we think of the foods most harmful to our teeth, we immediately think of candy. Cavities are caused by bacteria in your mouth that creates enamel attacking acids. This bacteria feeds on sugars that exist in nearly everything we eat, and candy is one of the most obvious culprits. But other foods can be…
August 27, 2015
No parent wants their child to have cavities and the majority of us take special care to ensure that each dental visit ends cavity-free. Yet, tooth decay remains the most common preventable childhood disease in the U.S. Here are a few simple mistakes that, if corrected, could save children from millions of cavities. Not Starting…
August 13, 2015
As children become more independent, parents often have less direct influence over their child’s oral care. The transition to adolescence means that schedules become more crowded and teens are left with more responsibility in caring for their own teeth. Too often, this results in first-time cavities and missed opportunities to catch dental issues when they…