Are you a cheese family? If not, try it! It’s delicious, nutritious, and teeth friendly, especially for young baby teeth! Cheese is chewy, sour, sweet, crumbly and creamy -- sometimes all at once. Start your kids early on cheese and they’ll crave it as a healthy snack or even dessert. Cheese can be a very [...]
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We celebrate all the milestones in our children’s development. Learning to walk, graduating from Velcro to tied laces or riding a school bus - there is so much to be excited about. Similarly, we encourage all parents to also ‘make a big deal’ about brushing, which is an important step in your child’s independence from [...]
What symptoms are surefire reasons you should bring your child to the dentist? Parents and children are so busy today and it’s common that they ask us if they should visit ASAP, set an appointment, or wait until something else happens. When it comes to problems with the teeth and gums, prevention is always better [...]
Not all candies are the same. In fact, we like chocolate! It melts, it’s gone in a second, and if it’s dark chocolate, it’s got other benefits for growing kids and adults alike! But if you ask us to name what food and drink items we absolutely frown upon, the following items would be [...]
Chewing gum is not always looked upon as the most charming habit but the activity can also be beneficial. While it can definitely be annoying to watch or listen to someone else loudly chomping on their gum, there may be some benefits for dental and health. It can help prevent tooth decay Chewing sugarless, ADA-approved [...]
Our schedules fill up fast in the summer. No school means kids can attend appointments for dental treatment done without missing time at school. That’s a big deal for kids and parents! Book your appointments now to get ahead of the rush! In addition to the simple convenience of attending appointments without getting children from [...]
Accidents are high on parents’ worst nightmare list. Let’s face it, our children are going to have their fair share of bumps and bruises along the way as they learn to interact with their environments. All we can do is be prepared for what to do when they do happen. When it comes to dental emergencies, [...]
Baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth as they serve many roles in helping a young child develop a healthy and functional mouth. Baby teeth not only hold space for and assist with guidance of the erupting permanent teeth, but they also help your baby or toddler chew and speak. And of course, [...]
Parents have asked us if their kids need to take antibiotics before going to the dentist for dental procedures. The short answer is no. Even when a pediatric dentist performs an extraction or root canal, under normal patient medical history circumstances there is no need for taking antibiotics beforehand (*unless there is an underlying condition [...]
Every parent wants the best for their children and that includes aiming to provide only the best products for our kids. We all feel more comfortable when we know products have been vetted by experts. Parents and guardians in our office often ask us about oral health products. Go to the local store and look [...]