Kids are all about high-tech gadgets these days, and a high-tech toothbrush can charm them enough to brush, especially if they have a hard time with the habit. But parents usually ask us if an electric toothbrush is a worthwhile investment for their young ones. Is an electric toothbrush better? In some ways, yes. Studies [...]
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Parents always want the best for the kids, but many parents can undervalue baby teeth because they know that they will eventually fall out! But our children’s dental health begins as soon as the first tooth erupts. Fact #1: According to the CDC, 1 in 5 children (20%) aged 5 to 11 years have at [...]
Halloween may be a little bit different this year, but you’ll probably still have some candy and treats around the house. Let’s refresh our memory on the best and worst treats for dental health. As a rule of thumb, if it’s sticky, chewy or hard candy, it’s bad for the teeth and must be consumed [...]
Kids with braces are often depressed around Halloween. We usually assure our patients going through their first Halloween with orthodontic appliances installed that they can still eat candy. With exceptions, of course! So, what can you enjoy this Halloween if you have braces? Here are our reminders and tips. The DON’Ts are fairly easy to [...]
In a recent article from Yahoo, parents ranked brushing teeth in the top 10 of hardest things to teach kids. We can help you tackle that one! Here are our tips. Try brushing apps. If your child is already familiar with their iPad, you can take advantage of that with tooth brushing apps. These apps [...]
Young adults are particularly vulnerable to the marketing machine being deployed by DIY orthodontics companies. Not every adult is willing to wear braces. This is when the marketing of the DIY aligner trays can be dangerously enticing. However, tooth movement is both an art and a science that requires the proper diagnosis and supervision to [...]
It’s natural to want to introduce only trusted friends to your kids, and your long-time dentist could certainly be one. But your child needs a pediatric dentist the same way they need a pediatrician instead of a general practitioner/primary care doctor. Here are the main reasons why your child needs a pediatric dentist: Your child’s [...]
Sports give our kids something to get up for in the mornings. The highest risk of mouth injury comes during participation in basketball, football, hockey, martial arts, and boxing. While many sports are not operating at full capacity during the pandemic, the governor has recently opened up opportunities for more sports to resume practice and [...]
Teething is both a joyous (developmental milestone) and anxious (complicates feeding and new responsibilities for parents) time for parents. Babies can have a hard time with this developmental milestone, and they often bite, cry, struggle to eat and sometimes have a higher temperature than usual. Oh, and the drooling. These are signs that your baby [...]
Kids with tooth sensitivity can have diminished enthusiasm for food or even difficulty eating. It’s sad when they hesitate to eat or drink, especially at school or in public when experiencing pain might embarrass them. It’s not just food that can trigger tooth sensitivity: sudden changes in temperature can also cause pain. And many younger [...]