The deluge of sugar-filled candy treats at Halloween can be overwhelming for both kids and their parents. Loads of sugar is definitely not good for a child’s oral health, and getting that message across without making candy seem even more irresistible can be tough. But if you follow the tips we have below, your child […]
Get rid of the empty calories and heavy doses of sugar this Halloween when you give out treats to the little ghouls and goblins who knock on your door. There are a wealth of sensible snacks and healthy alternatives available, ranging from sugarless chewing gum to string cheese to Goldfish crackers. Or if you want […]
A good way to prevent cavities – especially for children – is to apply a dental sealant to your teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier against cavities. It is made from a plastic material and dentists apply it to the area where decay most often occurs in your mouth – on your back teeth’s […]
Here are nine tips for baby bottle usage to help you keep your little one free of cavities.
Avoid Sugary Beverages
Sports drinks and fruit juices are packed with sugar and are not recommended for your baby’s bottle. That’s because lots of sugar leads to tooth decay and can create a host of dental problems as their […]
Candy canes and chocolate are usual “go-to” items for stuffing Christmas stockings. This year, why not add some mouth-friendly items that will enhance your child or partner’s oral health and help brighten their smile?
We have nine ideas for you this Christmas that are sure to light up the faces of the recipients.
Chewing Gum With Xylitol: Putting […]
It’s important to schedule your child’s first dental visit before their first birthday. At that point, children’s baby teeth are starting to appear and are susceptible to decay and cavities. Although their baby teeth are not permanent, decay in baby teeth can lead to an increase in the risk of decay to their permanent teeth […]
Every year about this time, when spooky ads abound and grocery aisles are fully stocked with individual-sized candy, you might be pondering whether you should stock up on the sugar-laden treats for the neighborhood kids or should you look for healthier alternatives that won’t negatively impact oral health and won’t evoke a look of disgust […]
Sucking their thumb, fingers or a pacifier is a natural reflex for most children. It helps them fall asleep, calm down, or to just feel good. When they are babies, it is considered harmless in terms of a child’s growth and speech development.
But how long should it go on? Should a child still be sucking […]
Skip (or at least go easy) on the candy and the chocolate this year when you’re filling the holiday stockings for your loved ones. Instead of a stocking full of sugar, why not add some of these healthy – and sometimes funny – oral health stocking stuffers that are sure to bring a smile to […]