10 04, 2019

Tooth Friendly Easter Tips

By |2019-04-10T15:49:51+00:00April 10th, 2019|Candy, Cavieties, Holidays and Teeth, Sugar|Comments Off on Tooth Friendly Easter Tips

Easter is coming in a few week and that means that kids across the world will wake up to a a fun Easter basket surprise. In my own childhood, my parents would often times fill that basket with fun treats for me and my four siblings. I remember crunching down on those chocolate bunny ears while singing the Peter Cottontail song. Easter is actually the second largest candy-selling holiday behind Halloween. Each year there are [...]

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 [...]

29 10, 2014

Halloween Treats that will not Scare the Dentist :)

By |2014-10-29T14:51:00+00:00October 29th, 2014|Candy, Cavieties, Holidays and Teeth, Sugar|Comments Off on Halloween Treats that will not Scare the Dentist :)

In just a few days, you will have a little Elsa knocking at your door. She’ll be wearing a blue dress with a braid and yelling, “Trick or treat!” In all likelihood, there will more than just one Elsa, plus a few nunchuk-weilding turtles, Spiderman, Batman, a few zombies, and some witches, too. You’ll love bringing joy to their little faces as you hand out treats! Take a moment during your Halloween preparations to consider [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]