Showing posts from September, 2017

Fall Is Here, But That Doesn’t Mean Your Kids Shouldn’t Drink Water!

Even though fall is here and the temperature is beginning to cool off remember to have your kids continue to consume water. Kids can become dehydrated even when they think they are not thirsty. Unfortunately, once they feel thirsty, this is already a sign of dehydration and the drier the mouth is, the more likely it is for the bacteria that is already present in your child’s mouth to cause cavities and other dental problems. It may be difficult to get them to drink water if they do not feel thirsty. Try adding fresh fruit or vegetables to their water, and avoid sugary drinks, soda and other fruit juices as they not only cause further dehydration, but the extra sugar that is present in these drinks can create a long-term problem for you child’s smile. As the weather cools down many children don’t think they need to drink water because they do not feel thirsty, but being thirsty only means that it is too late and that your child is already dehydrated and the bacteria in thei

Fall Is Here!

While there are tons of fall foods that are not healthy for your child’s smile here are foods that your children can consume without problems.   There are so many pumpkin recipes that are amazing and keep your child’s smile and body healthy. Here are the top 3 recipes that your child can enjoy this fall season. 1.      Apples. Apples are delicious and they are great for smiles. You will want to avoid the caramel apple and instead stick with peanut butter and other nutty proteins with their apples in order to keep it healthy. 2.      Pumpkin Smoothie. This is a fantastic and healthy treat when your kids are looking for something that tastes like fall. Substitute the sugar and other ingredients with healthier alternatives. 3.      Cook Pumpkin for a healthy side dish with your next dinner. Pumpkins are packed full of vitamins that are fantastic for their smile and your child’s over all health. Adding a little butter can give it some flavor but don’t go overboard.

Your Teen Should Avoid Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin spice flavor is hitting the stores in waves and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are in full effect in coffee shops around the United States, but here is why your teen should avoid consuming these drinks.   Pumpkin Spice Lattes contain a large amount of sugar. The more sugar that a drink has the more susceptible your teen’s smile is to developing cavities and other problems.   The longer the sugar is on the surface of the teeth the extra time that decay has to set in. The larger the size of drink the longer it takes to drink it and the more time that bacteria has to cling onto your teen’s smile and eat away at their healthy teeth. It is critical that your teen develops healthy dental habits now. Helping them to avoid this coffee craze is the best option available to you. If they are begging you for the pumpkin spice latte and you feel inclined, there are healthier ways to prepare this delicious drink that has less sugar and fewer calories. They could enjoy this drink at home