Halloween is right around the corner. As you take your little one out trick-or-treating, you can guarantee they’re going to come home with a plentiful candy stash. While you may not think one night of indulging in sugary treats can affect their dental health, candy increases their risk of tooth decay. You might believe that all candy is the same, but your child’s pediatric dentist has a list of sweet treats they should avoid. Here’s how to choose the best candy for your little one’s pearly whites.
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October 5, 2023
September 8, 2023
Nothing is more precious than your child’s first tooth poking through the surface of their gums. As their gummy smile is replaced with baby teeth, it’s never too early to see a dentist. Although baby teeth are only in place for a few years, they are invaluable to your little one’s oral health and development. Routine checkups allow your child to benefit from early detection to keep their mouth healthy. Here’s why they should see a dentist every 6 months, even if they only have a few teeth.
August 17, 2023
A new school year is right around the corner. School supplies aren’t the only things your child needs to succeed during the year ahead. Their dental health also contributes to their academic performance. 34 million school hours are lost annually from oral health issues. Don’t let simple mistakes keep your child out of the classroom. Here are 5 back-to-school tips to keep their mouth healthy.
July 21, 2023
Kids are out of school for the summer, which means plenty of days spent in the pool. Swimming is great exercise and will keep your little one cool during heat waves. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, their favorite summer pastime can lead to bad news during their next dental checkup. Swimming can affect your child’s dental health, but they don’t have to stay out of pools to protect their smile. Here’s how to safeguard your child’s smile from the potential risks of swimming.
June 17, 2023
Kids are out of school and life tends to slow down during the summer, which means it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. As you pack everyone’s bags and a few snacks for the trip, are you prepared for a dental emergency? Although you may never expect it to happen to your family, 1 in 6 Americans have a dental emergency annually. While there’s never a good time for one to happen, if a dental emergency occurs during your vacation, it can quickly ruin your plans. Here’s how to handle the most common dental emergencies if the unexpected should happen while you’re away.
May 30, 2023
Another school year has come to an end, which means it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. As you book hotel reservations and pack your bags, don’t forget to schedule your child’s semi-annual cleaning and checkup. You don’t want a toothache to interrupt your travel plans. Here’s how you can ensure their smile is healthy before you leave, so you don’t have to worry about a dental emergency ruining your little one’s vacation.
April 13, 2023
Your child’s baby teeth are only in place for a few short years, but they are invaluable to their oral health and development. A good oral hygiene routine at home is crucial for keeping their teeth healthy and setting a foundation for a lifelong commitment to their dental health. Unfortunately, children can view brushing and flossing as a chore. Not to mention, the dentist can be a very scary place for young children. Don’t worry, here are 5 ways you can make dental care fun for your little one.(more…)
March 4, 2023
Spring is here, which means you’re probably cleaning out closets, toy boxes, and cabinets. As you give your home a good deep cleaning, now is also the perfect time to give your child’s smile a little extra attention. Here are 3 ways to give your little one’s mouth a good spring cleaning to promote healthy teeth and gums.(more…)
February 26, 2023
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month to create awareness about pediatric dental hygiene to promote healthy young smiles. With tooth decay still the most chronic childhood disease, despite being preventable, you can use the month as an opportunity to discuss the importance of good brushing and flossing habits with your little one. You can celebrate together and nurture your child’s lifelong commitment to their dental health with 4 new oral hygiene products.(more…)
January 27, 2023
The new year is here, which is the perfect time to get your child to their pediatric dentist for a cleaning and checkup. Children need routine dental care, just like adults. Although their primary teeth are only in place for a few years, they are invaluable for your little one’s oral health and development. A preventive appointment every 6 months will safeguard their baby teeth and create a healthy foundation for their permanent set. While you have all year to schedule an appointment, here are 4 benefits of seeing a dentist early in the year.(more…)