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

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 [...]

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 [...]

25 08, 2014

School Rules: No sugary treats

By |2014-08-25T19:32:26+00:00August 25th, 2014|Dentist, Education, Oral Health, School, Sugar|Comments Off on School Rules: No sugary treats

This blogger is a mom with a kid about to start kindergarten. While looking up some basic info on my daughter’s soon-to-be school’s webpage, I noticed a post in the side bar about a new policy banning foods with high sugar content. I smirked at that policy because I already have pretty strict sugar rules for my kids. You won’t find any soda around here, no sirree. The candy is doled out in tiny portions, [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]