12 11, 2019

Dental Sealants

By |2019-11-12T22:54:54+00:00November 12th, 2019|Dentist, Diet, Education, Fun facts, sealant|Comments Off on Dental Sealants

Most people know that brushing and flossing your teeth are the most proven way to prevent dental decay. These two things combined with twice yearly visits to the dentist are the best bet for never having to experience a dental filling or a crown. However, it is not always the easiest thing to completely clean all of the small nooks and crannies in your teeth. This is especially true if you are blessed with deep [...]

9 05, 2019

Summer Snacking & Your Child’s Teeth

By |2019-05-09T15:52:34+00:00May 9th, 2019|Cavieties, Dentist, Diet, Education, Health|Comments Off on Summer Snacking & Your Child’s Teeth

There is only a month or so of school left and Summer is upon us. The days are longer and the sun is shining hot. It is important to stay hydrated during the hot months coming up. Dehydration can be a serious medical issue if left untreated. Any dentist will tell you that the best drink choice for teeth is water. Water not only helps to remove food debris from your teeth and gums, it [...]

15 02, 2019

Chewing Gum- Helpful or Harmful?

By |2019-02-15T17:12:16+00:00February 15th, 2019|Cavieties, Dental health Month, Dentist, Diet, Education, Fun facts, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health, Sugar, Xylitol|Comments Off on Chewing Gum- Helpful or Harmful?

Kids loves chewing gum. They anticipate the age where mom or dad says it is ok to start chewing gum without the fear of choking. When it comes to chewing gum, it is the type of gum that really make the difference in whether it is helpful or harmful to your teeth. If the gum you choose contains sugar, than you are essentially giving your teeth a bath of sweetness. This can invite those pesky [...]

15 02, 2019

Show your kids’ teeth some love this Valentine’s Day!

By |2019-02-15T17:03:21+00:00February 15th, 2019|Candy, Cavieties, Diet, Education, Fun facts, Health, Holidays and Teeth|Comments Off on Show your kids’ teeth some love this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day is February 14. It is a day to express love. You can love yourself, your neighbor, your spouse, your kids, and even your kids' teeth! Valentine's Day is now one of the three largest consumer holidays in the United States. According to WalletHub, 94% of Americans want chocolate as a gift. This adds up to over 1.8 billion dollars in sales. That is not even counting, how much money is made on flowers [...]

15 02, 2019

Resolutions for Oral Health

By |2019-02-15T17:02:07+00:00February 15th, 2019|Dentist, Diet, Education, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health|Comments Off on Resolutions for Oral Health

With a new year, often times comes new resolutions. Whether it's going to the gym more often or promising to stay in touch with family and friends, the new year is a time of thoughtful consideration of how the next 365 days of one's life will go. One of the best resolutions one can make is to pledge to get in good dental health. It is amazing how much poor dental health can adversely affect [...]

15 10, 2016

Eight Wonderful Things About Spit (aka Saliva)

By |2016-10-15T20:47:11+00:00October 15th, 2016|Cavieties, Dentist, Diet, Education, Fun facts, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health|Comments Off on Eight Wonderful Things About Spit (aka Saliva)

Your body starts digesting food in your mouth, thanks to enzymes in your saliva that break down starches. Swallowing would be terribly uncomfortable without saliva to help us move our food down. You wouldn’t be able to taste your food if you didn’t have saliva. As food mixes with saliva, it carries it to the taste buds that are embedded on your tongue. Your body makes 4 – 8 cups of saliva every day! It [...]

31 08, 2013

Breastfeeding and Good Dental Health

By |2013-08-31T17:32:47+00:00August 31st, 2013|Diet, Education, Health, Oral Care|Comments Off on Breastfeeding and Good Dental Health

Dentists like it when we all eat healthy - even babies! Breast milk is the first and only food that a baby needs for the first six months of life. It is has over 500 ingredients naturally provided in the perfect mix by the mother’s body. It changes from day to day to match a baby’s nutritional needs and helps fight off any germs that happen along! Like any other food, bacteria like to eat [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]