Showing posts from April, 2017

Did You Know?

There are tons of dental facts that float around out here. Here are 5 of the most common myths about your children’s oral hygiene. 1.      Kids do not need to brush until all of their adult teeth are in. This is false. It is really important they brush their baby teeth as these are the backbone of the health of their adult teeth. 2.      Children do not need to floss, food doesn’t get stuck between their teeth. False. It is critical that they floss to keep their gums healthy. 3.      They do not need to visit the dentist until they are 5 or 6. They should visit the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts. This not only sets the stage for the importance of visiting the dentist, but this helps ensure there are no underlining problems with their smile. 4.      Children do not need sealants. Actually sealants act as a barrier to protect the enamel on their teeth. This helps decrease the risk of cavities and decay. 5.      Young kids already get fluoride they do not nee

Spending Time With Your Children

  Spending time with your children when calendars are busy and family members are running from this location to this sport or from this school event to another can make it almost impossible to carve out a little time. But before you panic over never seeing your kids for a few minutes or not having enough quality time, here are 4 ways you can positively engage with your kids while helping them to develop great oral hygiene habits. 1.      Brush and floss your teeth in the same bathroom while playing music in the morning and at night before they go to bed. It makes it fun, light-hearted and they see what a great job you do when brushing your teeth and flossing. It only takes 2 minutes twice a day. 2.      Grab a healthy snack - free of carbs - in between events. Eating fruits and vegetables can rinse food left over from lunch from their teeth and now you get a few minutes to talk about their day with them. 3.      Fill up re-usable water bottles together. This way you are

6 Warm Weather Foods That Are Great For Your Children’s Teeth

The weather is finally warming up out there. Hopefully your children have had the opportunity to enjoy being outside longer and are able to enjoy the warm weather. Now that it is warmer though, you want to keep them hydrated, avoid dry mouth and decrease the overall sugar and fruit juices they are consuming, as they are the bedrock of decay and cavities. Here is a list of 6 foods that are great for their smile and will help keep them hydrated.   1.    Watermelon. Not only is watermelon juicy and packed with great antioxidants. It is great for helping rinse other food from their teeth between brushing. 2.    Apples. They are packed with natural juice that quenches their thirst. 3.    Avocado is a fantastic healthy snack that will keep your children feeling full longer and won’t damage their smile. 4.    Strawberries are in season and they are rich in nutrients. They have a high concentration of water and are rich in vitamin C. 5.      Kiwi’s natural ingredients can help