Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids?

As a parent, it’s normal to worry about exposing your kids to dangers. Perhaps that’s why so many moms and dads express concerns about their children having dental x-rays. What are x-rays? X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation that penetrates the body. An x-ray machine emits radiation through your body. Some of that radiation […]

It's Tooth Fairy Day!

Today, we use sparkles, fun colors and fruity flavors in toothpaste to encourage our children to brush their teeth; however, these options were not available in the mid-1920s so, the Tooth Fairy was created. Primary Tooth Loss Can Be a Traumatic Experience As we grow, our bodies undergo numerous changes; however, some believe that the […]

Top 4 Tips to Remind Kids to Brush

Building good oral hygiene habits while your children are young is crucial to good lifelong oral health. Sometimes getting kids to brush their teeth is a battle, and many children simply have a tough time remembering to brush their teeth. Yelling at your kids to go brush their teeth can turn brushing into a tug […]

What are Teeth Made Out Of?

Many people think that teeth are a type of bone, but the truth is that your teeth are far stronger than your bones. In fact, this is probably why it’s very common for archaeologists to find more teeth than they do bones when they’re doing excavations. Your teeth withstand a lot of pressure when you’re […]

Preventing Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is common among adults and children, but in many cases, parents can take measures to prevent dental anxiety in children. Getting your child to the dentist for regular checkups every six months is important since failing to have regular dental care in the growth and development years can result in serious dental problems […]

Sugar Awareness Week

Sugar Awareness Week, usually held near the holidays, is a great time to take notice of all the sugar in the typical American diet. It is also an exceptional time to help your family kick the sugar habit. Reducing your family’s intake of sugar can reduce their risk for health issues, cavities, and other dental […]

Crowns vs. Fillings

If your child’s tooth experiences extensive decay, you may find yourself in the position of having to make a decision between a dental crown and a filling. Both options can help restore your child’s tooth, but depending upon the situation one may be better than the other. Several factors, such as your budget and personal […]

Problems with Untreated Tongue Tie

Every individual is born with a small strip of skin that is attached to the tongue. This strip of skin helps hold the tongue in place. Unfortunately for some individuals, the strip of skin is shorter than normal. This is called ankyloglossia or, in common terms, tongue tie. A tongue tie can present numerous problems […]

The Pros and Cons of Mouthwash

You’ve probably seen all the advertisements for mouthwash claiming that they’ll keep breath fresh and give you the radiant smile you want. But what’s really behind the advertisements? Does mouthwash really offer oral health benefits or does it come with drawbacks that outweigh the good? Is mouthwash really good for you? The truth is that […]