Archive for October, 2014

How Old Do Kids Need to be to Chew Gum?

We have all heard that sugar free chewing gum can help prevent cavities and tooth decay; but at what age is it appropriate for your child to start chewing gum? The general rule is that before chewing gum, your child must understand that he or she should not swallow it. The American Academy of Pediatrics […]

Dental Checkups: How Important are They?

We know that for most people, going to the dentist’s office is not high on their list of favorite things to do. A visit to the dentist takes up valuable time in our busy, modern schedules! So we are not surprised that we hear this question time and time again from our patients: “Is going […]