Archive for April, 2018

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

You’ll find a large selection of toothbrushes available, both manual and electric. It’s a good idea to choose one that: has a small head so it’s easier to move around inside your mouth has soft bristles fits comfortably in your hand Most important is brushing your teeth properly at least twice a day. Adapting Toothbrushes […]

Sports and Activities

Mouthguards aren’t just for adults! Remember to add a mouthguard for each child to your list of school supplies. Protecting your child’s head, jaw and teeth, even for seemingly non-contact sports, is very important. Mouthguards not only protect the teeth. They may also prevent serious injuries by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw […]

Nutrition and Children

Your Checklist for Healthy Mouths A good nutrition program for your child includes: choosing foods from all four food groups cheese, yogurt and milk, which all contain calcium, a mineral that strengthens teeth and can help prevent cavities smart snacking between meals drinking milk, water or pure fruit juices instead of so-called “sport” or carbonated […]

Brushing and Oral Care

Brushing & Oral Care Regular visits to your dentist combined with daily brushing and flossing plus a healthy diet should help your teeth last a lifetime. Talk to your dentist about how often you should have an exam. Why Visit the Dentist Regularly? At regular exams, your dentist: Examines your teeth and gums to ensure they […]

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is an infectious disease — and it is a reality. We all need to work together on prevention. Tooth Decay Facts: Did you know? • it is the second most common cause of school absenteeism • it is five times more common than asthma in children age 5-17 • it can be transmitted […]