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 [...]

31 05, 2013

Qualities of a Good Pediatric Dentist

By |2013-05-31T16:15:31+00:00May 31st, 2013|Education, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health|Comments Off on Qualities of a Good Pediatric Dentist

Qualities of a Good Pediatric Dentist Many dental offices advertise themselves as family dental clinics or even pediatric dental clinics, but that doesn't actually mean they have a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist has a specialized education and desire to work with kids. Before you take your child to a dental clinic, be sure to ask if the dentist is a pediatric dentist. Once you arrive at the office, be on the lookout for these [...]

30 04, 2013

Tooth Brushing Troubleshooting

By |2013-04-30T15:26:36+00:00April 30th, 2013|Education, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health, Toothbrush Tips|Comments Off on Tooth Brushing Troubleshooting

It can be incredibly frustrating for a parent to be told by the dentist to brush their kids’ teeth for two minutes twice a day and then face the reality of a non-cooperative child at home. We understand – really, truly we do! We want to help you establish a healthy routine for your children, so let’s brainstorm some troubleshooting tactics for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Babies really like to stick things in their mouth, [...]

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 [...]

31 01, 2013

Go for the Gold!

By |2013-01-31T00:43:08+00:00January 31st, 2013|Dental health Month, Education, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health|Comments Off on Go for the Gold!

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and this year’s theme is “GET A GOLD MEDAL SMILE”. Our office wants to celebrate along with the American Dentistry Association by helping your child make sure their smile is worthy of a gold medal! Wouldn't it be great if your child brushed and flossed their teeth with the same enthusiasm as an athlete training for the Olympics? We think so! Sometimes, you just need something fun to get [...]

31 12, 2012

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Kids’ Teeth

By |2012-12-31T15:22:16+00:00December 31st, 2012|Health, Oral Care, Oral Health|Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions for Your Kids’ Teeth

A new year is on its way! All of us adults have decided to join a gym or eat less chocolate to keep ourselves healthier in the year to come. We tend not to worry about our kids because they’re still ahead of their prime! They have active little bodies, bright white teeth, and lots of time before they have to worry about their health . . . right? Actually, keeping those baby teeth healthy [...]

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 [...]