Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Your child needs sleep, that’s a fact. But they require different amounts of sleep as they age. Here’s a quick guide outlining how much sleep your child during each stage of their development. 

Quick Tips to Help Your Child Beat Thumb Sucking

Quick Tips to Help Your Child Beat Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking and finger sucking are habits common in many children. In fact, nearly one third of all children suck on their thumbs or fingers in their first year of life. Sadly, thumb sucking is an unhealthy oral habit that can have many different consequences down the line.

Kids and Teeth Grinding

Kids and Teeth Grinding

Grind, grind, grind… if your little one happens to be a teeth grinder, you may be familiar with this unpleasant sound. Teeth grinding, or what our team also calls bruxism, is common in children.

5 Food Swaps for Healthy Teeth

5 Food Swaps for Healthy Teeth

When it comes to taking care of our teeth, striving for perfection is unrealistic. Rather than completely cutting out foods that may harm your smile, try swapping them for less damaging alternatives. 

Below are 5 easy food swaps you can make for clean, shiny teeth!

Children and Halitosis

Children and Halitosis

Many parents are unaware that children can also suffer from symptoms of halitosis, better known as chronic bad breath. This common oral problem affects a majority of the population, including both adults and children. During treatment for this condition, it’s worthwhile to focus on the cause of the problem. Take a look at the most common reasons why your child might develop bad breath.

Are My Child’s Baby Teeth on Schedule?

Are My Child’s Baby Teeth on Schedule?

Baby teeth actually form before your baby is born, and those 20 teeth are there under the gums waiting to come out and shine. And even though there are no firm and fast dates for each of these primary teeth to erupt, it’s helpful to have a general overview of typical teething patterns so you know what to look forward to.

A Parent’s Guide to Choosing the Best Toothpaste

A Parent’s Guide to Choosing the Best Toothpaste

Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, with more than 16 million children suffering from it each year. Oral disease also leads to just over 51 million school hours lost every school year. You can help prevent your child from getting cavities by getting them toothpaste that works for their smile. Here’s what to look for when buying toothpaste for your children.  

Which Sports Guard is Right for My Child?

Which Sports Guard is Right for My Child?

Dental injuries account for nearly 20% of all sports related injuries. Did you know that your child is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to their teeth when they aren’t wearing a mouth guard? Here’s what you need to know about mouth guards, and how to select the one that is best for your child.

Our Four Favorite Books about Teeth for Young Children

Our Four Favorite Books about Teeth for Young Children

It can be difficult to communicate the importance of oral health to your young child, and get them excited about visiting the dentist. But, some of our favorite books about teeth will help ease your child’s oral health anxiety, and just so happen to make excellent holiday gifts for children.

Can a baby tooth be lost TOO SOON?

Can a baby tooth be lost TOO SOON?

Most everyone knows that baby teeth (also called primary or deciduous teeth) aren’t permanent, but did you also know that it’s possible to loose a baby tooth too soon? Here’s everything parents need to know about losing a baby tooth too soon.

Easy Ways to Help Your Children Become more Comfortable with Oral Care

Easy Ways to Help Your Children Become more Comfortable with Oral Care

Getting your child excited about visiting the dentist can be incredibly difficult, and many children feel stressed out about visiting for the first time. Here’s how parents can help their children overcome their fear of visiting the dentist’s office, and help them become more comfortable with oral care.

Did the Ancient Egyptians have Dentists?

Did the Ancient Egyptians have Dentists?

Oral health practices stretch back into early human history. Today, we look at how the ancient Egyptians took care of their teeth and discuss some of the contributions they’ve made to dental care.

3 HANDY SNACKS FOR HEALTHY TEETH ON THE GO

3 HANDY SNACKS FOR HEALTHY TEETH ON THE GO

Life is busy, and sometimes families need to snack while away from home. But, you don’t have to sacrifice your oral health just because you’re snacking on the go. Here’s our favorite handy snacks for those eating away from home. 

THE PERFECT MOUTH-HEALTHY STOCKING STUFFERS

THE PERFECT MOUTH-HEALTHY STOCKING STUFFERS

Stocking are usually hung with care and full of sweet treats that aren’t exactly great for teeth. But we have some recommendations for our favorite mouth-healthy stocking stuffers that can give your child a leg up on oral health this holiday season.

5 IMPORTANT VITAMINS AND MINERALS FOR HEALTHY TEETH

5 IMPORTANT VITAMINS AND MINERALS FOR HEALTHY TEETH

You may wonder to yourself “what makes something mouth-healthy,” or, “how can I tell if something is healthy for my teeth and gums?” Well, below is a list of our favorite vitamins and minerals for healthier teeth and gums.

THE ULTIMATE TOOTH CARE KIT FOR HOLIDAY VACATION

THE ULTIMATE TOOTH CARE KIT FOR HOLIDAY VACATION

Thanksgiving gives families the chance to travel across the country to visit loved ones from afar, and enjoy collecting around a table to eat an incredible feast. If your family is traveling this Thanksgiving, be sure that everyone packs the right oral health kit to take care of their teeth while away from home.