14 04, 2014

Tooth Friendly Easter Baskets

By |2014-04-14T02:31:26+00:00April 14th, 2014|Candy, Cavieties, Fun facts, Holidays and Teeth, Sugar|Comments Off on Tooth Friendly Easter Baskets

Chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and Cadbury Eggs are the traditional part of Easter Basket fun. The National Confectioners Association says that Americans spend more than $1.5 billion on Easter candy each year, second only to Halloween candy! This is the equivalent of 25 pounds per candy per person! However, here at Sahouria Pediatric Dentistry, we have it on good authority from the Easter Bunny that there are many fun items you can include that are [...]

1 03, 2014

What is Toothpaste made of?

By |2014-03-01T19:51:55+00:00March 1st, 2014|Cavieties, Education, Fun facts, Health|Comments Off on What is Toothpaste made of?

Sudsers, abrasives, humectants and binders? What are those? They are ingredients in your toothpaste! Can you name an ingredient in your toothpaste? I bet I can guess the first one that popped in your mind. Is it fluoride? That is probably the most famous ingredient, and yet it is not in every toothpaste (make sure your read the label when you’re toothpaste shopping!). When it does get in the mix, it is not a major [...]

31 07, 2013

Sugar bugs love sodas!

By |2013-07-31T16:18:02+00:00July 31st, 2013|Cavieties, Diet, Education, Health, Oral Care, Sugar|Comments Off on Sugar bugs love sodas!

Sodas have been called “liquid candy” and we all know why: SUGAR. That’s why we like soda, right? Well, those little sugar bugs in your mouth like soda, too. While the bacteria feasts on the sugars, the saliva in our mouths becomes more acidic. It’s the acid that corrodes teeth and leads to cavities. Whether someone drinks a sip of soda or the whole bottle, their mouth will suffer from its acidic affect for about [...]

30 06, 2013

Experimenting with Drinks

By |2013-06-30T16:14:01+00:00June 30th, 2013|Cavieties, Diet, Education, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health, Sugar|Comments Off on Experimenting with Drinks

Its summer and an ice-cold drink sure hits the spot! What’s your favorite drink on a hot day? Maybe its lemonade, apple juice, soda, or a sports drink. I bet one of those could be found in everyone’s fridge about now. Which drink do you think is the favorite for your teeth? Teeth like drinks with low sugar and that aren’t very acidic. I bet you can think of the one drink that fits that [...]

31 03, 2013

Brushing Basics for Babies and Kids

By |2013-03-31T15:33:53+00:00March 31st, 2013|Cavieties, Education, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health, Toothbrush Tips|Comments Off on Brushing Basics for Babies and Kids

WHEN TO START: It is important to start the brushing routine as soon as your baby’s first tooth appears. It doesn't hurt to start the routine before you see the first tooth since bacteria are already moving into your baby’s mouth. HOW TO START: If you’re baby still has a toothless grin, just wrap a soft washcloth around your finger and wipe gently along the gums after each feeding or twice a day. Once that first tooth [...]

28 11, 2012

Protecting Your Kids’ Teeth with Xylitol

By |2012-11-28T03:39:07+00:00November 28th, 2012|Cavieties, Diet, Oral Health, Sugar|0 Comments

As a parent, you may have heard of schools that give out sugar-free gum to help reduce cavities among their students. Or maybe you’ve heard about a sugar substitute that actually protects teeth. That sugar substitute is xylitol and it really does reduce the chances of cavities. Of course, the simple act of removing sugars from a child’s diet which reduce the chances of cavities. Offering xylitol gum as a replacement to another sweet snack [...]

31 10, 2012

Happy Halloween!

By |2012-10-31T03:29:16+00:00October 31st, 2012|Candy, Cavieties, Diet, Health, Oral Care, Sugar|0 Comments

Halloween is approaching and ghouls abound! It’s a lot of fun . . . as long as the monsters aren’t in your kids’ mouths. Dr. Sahouria wants your little ones to enjoy all the fun of Halloween without hurting those great smiles. Here are a few tips from us: Give away candy alternatives this Halloween – Kids love to find little toys among the candy and toys last longer. The American Dental Association came up [...]