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Fun Snacking with Braces: Recipes Included!

You have probably heard that when you have braces, you have to change some of your eating habits. There are two reasons for this: First, to avoid unnecessary pain, and second, to protect the brackets and wires from breakage. In general, when you have braces, you want to avoid anything that is TOO hard, chewy, […]

The Five Enemies of Tooth Enamel

It’s true: Enamel is the hardest substance in your body. However, it is not invincible! Our teeth are covered in enamel. It is the first line of defense against cavities and decay, the very substance that protects the interior, living parts of your tooth! No wonder it takes a beating! This all adds up to […]

Sugar Bugs and Mouth Monsters: Talking to your Kids about Cavities

In our practice, you may have heard us refer to those nasty “sugar bugs”, the bacterial villains that cause tooth decay, feeding off of sugar in your child’s mouth! This is a great, fun way to get the message across to kids that oral hygiene habits are important! Similarly, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry […]

Strawberries and Baking Soda for Whiter Teeth: Debunked

You may have heard the recent claim that a mixture of fruit and baking soda applied to the teeth will whiten them dramatically, inexpensively and in a much more “organic” way than traditional bleaching methods. In particular, young adults and teens have shown themselves to be susceptible to this advice. They readily experiment with it […]

Technology: Helping Kids with Oral Hygiene

What child doesn’t love a little technology in his or her life? And what parent couldn’t use a little bit of help when it comes to getting their kids to brush their teeth? As improvements in technology grow exponentially, so does the number of tools available to parents to help them raise happy, healthy kids! […]

Bringing Teeth Front and Center: Why Oral Hygiene is So Important

Fact: 75% of parents report that their children forget to brush their teeth from time to time. Fact: 51 million school hours are lost annually due to kids with dental related illnesses. When you combine these two facts, you would think that it is easy for the professional dental community to explain to kids and […]

Bye-Bye Binkie!

Many parents discover, on the way home from the hospital, the magic of the binky! Baby is crying but not hungry? Give her a binky, problem solved! Babies and toddlers have a natural sucking reflex. It is totally normal for them to want to suck on pacifiers, thumbs, bottles and other items until they are […]

Make Brushing Teeth Fun!

We often have parents coming into our office asking about what they can do to make tooth brushing something the whole family can look forward to. Has brushing become a daily battle in your home? If you’re exhausted by the thought of getting your child’s pearly whites brushed twice daily, then you should know you […]

4 Possible Cavity Killers You Wouldn’t Expect

The Green Goblin of oral hygiene is an influx of cavities in one’s mouth. Most patients are aware that brushing and flossing is the central defender of cavities. However, few people know about these foods and tips that may help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Cheese- Evidently, being cheesy isn’t always a bad thing. Casein, […]

5 Points for Wearing a Mouth Guard During Sports:

It’s easy for people to not realize what they have until it’s gone. Imagine what it would be like if you were missing one of your front teeth? You’d probably be a bit embarrassed smiling and talking, and eating would feel strange as well. The good news is that taking preventative measures to protect your […]