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 [...]

2 10, 2016

Swapping baby teeth for permanent teeth!

By |2016-10-02T20:38:39+00:00October 2nd, 2016|Dentist, Education, Fun facts|Comments Off on Swapping baby teeth for permanent teeth!

By the time your child starts kindergarten, you may have almost forgotten that their cute set of teeth are just place holders for the permanent ones. After all, it was a long, sometimes tearful, teething process growing in those first teeth - who wouldn’t want to forget that? Well, be reassured that for most kids the transition from baby teeth to adult teeth is more giggles than tears. So don’t be too concerned when the [...]

2 09, 2016

Now Available: White crowns for kids’ back and front teeth

By |2016-09-02T20:51:40+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Cavieties, Crowns, Dentist, Education, Fun facts, SSC|Comments Off on Now Available: White crowns for kids’ back and front teeth

If your child needs a crown on a tooth, Dr. Jamie can now provide you with the option of white crowns in place of the standard stainless steel crown. While front teeth white crowns are common, newer back teeth white crowns are now available. Made of durable zirconia, these crowns are not only strong, they are beautiful!  A crown is usually used to cover a tooth that has a very large filling. Perhaps the decay [...]

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 [...]

30 11, 2013

All I want for Christmas…. Is braces?!

By |2013-11-30T16:20:52+00:00November 30th, 2013|Braces, Education, Fun facts, Invisalign, Orthodontics|Comments Off on All I want for Christmas…. Is braces?!

Believe it or not, the special friends in our office are always asking Dr. Jamie to put braces on them. To help with this, our team expanded recently to include Dr. Paul Sauget, an orthodontist with an incredible background! Besides his dental pursuits, Dr. Paul was an Eagle Scout, played NCAA Division I tennis, served his country as a Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer, competed in the 2012 Xterra World Championship triathalon, took 1st place [...]

31 10, 2013

Dental Health of the Pilgrims and Indians

By |2013-10-31T16:12:27+00:00October 31st, 2013|Fun facts, Holidays and Teeth, Oral Health|Comments Off on Dental Health of the Pilgrims and Indians

When the Indians and the Pilgrims shared the first Thanksgiving meal, who do you think suffered from the most cavities? You might be surprised to learn that the Pilgrims probably had mouths full of decay and gum disease while the Indians (aka Native Americans) had little problems with their dental health. Neither the pilgrims nor the Indians ever did much to clean their teeth. The pilgrims might have had hog’s hair brushes to scrape off [...]