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Kids

Every parent battles with their kids over many issues. “Did you do your homework?” “Is your room clean?” “Did you clear your plate?” And of course the question, “Did you brush your teeth?” As parents, we want the best for our children. We want them to develop good habits that will last their entire lives. August is a great time of the year to regroup and...

  It’s August and soon, school will be back in session everywhere. It’s a happy time of the year for exhausted parents and a sad time of year for kids who don’t want summer to end. With school starting, parents are thinking about school supplies, backpacks, new school clothes, and lunch boxes. What is the best thing to put in those lunch boxes? So many convenience foods...

It’s easy to think of ways we need to protect our skin in the summer. What mother lets her kids go swimming without sun screen on? Sunscreen is a no-brainer but when do we think of protecting our teeth the same way? Obviously, our teeth don’t need sunscreen but our teeth still need protection in the summer. Sometimes we take our teeth for granted—until something...

Organized kid sports is a growing industry. Kids are playing more sports on more nights, on more teams. The parents that drive these kids around must be exhausted! Because of the amount of sports being played, the level and frequency of injury has grown as well. The American Dental Association estimates that 10-20% of sports injuries are maxillofacial, meaning on the jaws or face. With...

Many people think of gum disease as an adult problem. However, this oral malady is growing in children at alarming rates. The following short blog examines why this disturbing phenomenon has and continues to occur, as well as the signs and symptoms of kids gum disease that parents should pay close attention to. How Serious Is Kids Gum Disease? Information gathered by the Centers For Disease Control...

When it's time for a pediatric dental checkup, you may be worried that the tears will come along with it. It's understandable while children can experience dental anxiety, but it doesn't have to be that way! Try these tips to make the dentist a little less painful for you and your kids. 1. Use strategic wording Sometimes the words we use invoke negative emotions. Think carefully about the...

Sugar may be tasty, but it can wreak havoc on a child's teeth. That's because sugar attracts the type of bacteria that leads to tooth decay, cavities, and more. To ensure that your child's teeth stay healthy and strong, you need to cut down on their sugar intake. As any busy parent knows, however, this is easier said than done. Here are a few ways...

Pediatric dental checkups are extremely important. Cavities are the most common disease in children. Kids dental checkups are one of the keys to preventing cavities. There are several things that you should do in order to make sure that you get the most out of a dental checkup. Plan Ahead of Time The weeks before school starts are typically the busiest time of the year. Ideally, you...

Teaching your children good oral habits when they are young can help them maintain healthy teeth throughout adulthood. You should take your children to a dentist by their first birthday. Kids can experience tooth decay just like adults, so it is important to have their teeth treated by a professional. You can even use the first visit to discuss your children’s diet and fluoride needs with...

From the time you were a child, you were told to brush your teeth twice a day. However, there is a lot more to protecting your teeth and fighting cavities than just that. You must also practice good oral hygiene overall, which means choosing the right toothpaste, flossing once per day to remove excess food particles between your teeth and eating the right foods. In...