Is Chewing Ice Bad for Your Teeth?

Is Chewing Ice Bad for Your Teeth?

It’s incredibly common for people to mindlessly chew ice. Unfortunately, chewing ice can cause a myriad of oral health issues, and even cost you an expensive trip to the dentist or orthodontist. Here’s some of the real damage caused by chewing ice.

The New Mom's Guide to Your Baby's Teeth and Mouth

The New Mom's Guide to Your Baby's Teeth and Mouth

Being a new mom is a great challenge, and an amazing responsibility. As a new parent, you’re probably searching for the best ways to raise a happy, healthy child. One great way to improve your child’s overall health is by paying attention to their oral health at an early age. Here’s some do’s and don’ts for new moms, and how they can care for their child’s mouth

Sneaky Tooth Killers Your Kids Should Avoid

Sneaky Tooth Killers Your Kids Should Avoid

Most parents know the importance of a proper oral health routine, and regular visits to the pediatric dentist. But, there are some silent tooth killers that parents need to recognize and avoid, to get their children a healthier smile. 

4 Steps to Keep Kids Cavity-Free in 2018!

4 Steps to Keep Kids Cavity-Free in 2018!

2017 is almost over and the holiday season is underway. As families visit relatives near or far, oral health is probably the last thing on the minds of many parents. But, you can use the holiday down time to make a few changes in your child’s routine to get them a healthier smile in 2018.

Just How Long Have Humans Chewed Gum?

Just How Long Have Humans Chewed Gum?

Did you know that humans have used animal hair to make toothbrushes, or that we’ve crushed shells to use as toothpaste? Over the years, humanity has had its ups and downs when discovering and designing medical technologies – especially oral care. But what about chewing gum? How long have we chewed gum, and has it ever helped clean teeth throughout history? 

Everything Parents Need to Know about the 4 Layers of Teeth!

Everything Parents Need to Know about the 4 Layers of Teeth!

Teeth are a lot of fun to learn about, and understanding teeth can help children enjoy going to the pediatric dentist! Did you know that teeth are composed of four primary layers? Each layer plays a pivotal role in supporting a strong smile and a healthy mouth. Try reading this article with your child, and teaching them about the four fun layers of the teeth!

Limit These Thanksgiving Foods for the Sake of Your Teeth

Limit These Thanksgiving Foods for the Sake of Your Teeth

Thanksgiving is here, and with it comes a swath of seasonal treats that are usually enjoyed just once a year. Besides visiting family, Thanksgiving is a time for eating, and eating well. As your family enjoys this time together, keep your eyes out for a few Thanksgiving dishes that can harm your teeth, and turn your relaxing time off into a real tooth-ache.  

The Spooky-Fun History of Halloween!

The Spooky-Fun History of Halloween!

Halloween is a great time for families to celebrate the fall season, and get to know your community through local festivals and trick-or-treating. But, how long have we been celebrating Halloween, and what does the holiday represent? Below, we’ll tell you about the original traditions associated with this festive holiday.

WHAT TO DO FOR A BROKEN TOOTH

WHAT TO DO FOR A BROKEN TOOTH

It can be scary when your child gets hurt or has an accident. As a parent, you’re equipped to handle a bruise or a scrape, but what about a broken tooth? Do you know how to handle a lost permanent tooth? Parents can take a few steps to help their children recover from a broken tooth, or one that is lost too early.

5 Ways to Prevent Daily Acid Attacks on Tooth Enamel

5 Ways to Prevent Daily Acid Attacks on Tooth Enamel

A recent study found that just over 41% of children in the United States suffer from acid erosion – which is an acid attack on tooth enamel that can lead to cavities and tooth decay. But, you can keep your children’s enamel strong, and prevent cavities with a few simple methods.

4 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

4 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

As a parent, it’s your job to make oral healthcare fun, and as approachable as possible by mitigating fear and anxiety, and replacing negative feelings with optimism and instruction. A great place to begin encouraging your young child is at home. Try making oral healthcare fun and informative with these fun brushing tips! 

3 Quick Tips to Cavity-Free Kids

3 Quick Tips to Cavity-Free Kids

Childhood cavities are the most prevalent childhood illness in the United States, and they are almost entirely preventable. While treating cavities is more effective and comfortable now than ever before, some kids still experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. By following a few simple steps, you can help your kids keep cavities away and keep their dental appointments stress-free.

The Ugly Truth about Candy

The Ugly Truth about Candy

Candy tastes great, but it isn’t a nutritionally sound snack that adequately fuels your child’s growing body. Additionally, candy can severely harm your child’s teeth and lead to cavities and oral health disease. But, not all candy effects teeth in the same way. In fact, candy has numerous ways in which it can damage teeth and lead to tooth decay.

How Did We end up with Gold Teeth? The Weird History of Dental Crowns

How Did We end up with Gold Teeth? The Weird History of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns – or sometimes called dental caps – are prosthetic devices places over broken teeth to strengthen and improve their appearance. Crowns are used to prevent weakened teeth from fracturing, as teeth replacements, or to cover a root canal, dental implant or a weak tooth. Crowns help keep teeth functional, and prevent improper bite alignment from occurring. How – and when – did we start fixing broken or missing teeth? 

Cool Down with these Mouth-Healthy Summer Treats

Cool Down with these Mouth-Healthy Summer Treats

As the summer unfolds, your family will surely encounter long and hot days that seem to last forever. One way to fight the heat, and refresh your family is with some cold summer treats. Below are some of our favorite summer treats that will help cool you down and improve your oral health.

The Weird and Kind of Disgusting History of Fluoride  

The Weird and Kind of Disgusting History of Fluoride  

The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, US Public Health Service, and World Health Organization all advocate for fluoridating community water supplies. But, we haven’t always reaped the oral-health benefits of fluoride. Actually, until recently, we haven’t even fully understood the full scope of fluoride.  

Top 3 Fruits for Teeth

Top 3 Fruits for Teeth

Fruit and vegetables not only positively impact your overall health, but they also impact your teeth! In fact, certain fruits can even damage your teeth with acidic attacks, or sugar overloads. But, there are some fruits that boost your overall oral health, and taste delicious. By adding these three fruits to your diet, you can improve your oral health.

How to Handle a Broken or Lost Tooth

How to Handle a Broken or Lost Tooth

It can be scary when your child gets hurt or has an accident. As a parent, you’re equipped to handle a bruise or a scrape, but what about a broken tooth? Do you know what to do when your child loses a permanent tooth? We have the answers below!

The Missing Toothbrush Manual: Toothbrush Care 101

The Missing Toothbrush Manual: Toothbrush Care 101

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that everyone brush their teeth twice per day, for two minutes at a time. But, brushing your teeth is only as effective as your toothbrush. Below, we discuss how to care for your toothbrush, so that it stays clean and effective.

Three Common Types of Children’s Snacks that Cause Cavities

Three Common Types of Children’s Snacks that Cause Cavities

As a parent, it can be hard to juggle your child’s schedule and the rest of life’s responsibilities. Sometimes, a quick way to save time is by giving your child pre-packaged snacks to eat while you are out and about. However, some of the most common types of children’s snacks are terrible for teeth, and can lead to cavities. Today, we point out which foods to stay away from to keep your child’s teeth healthy and cavity-free.