As your child gets ready for another exciting school year, you are probably thinking about whether your child will eat in the cafeteria or bring his or her lunch from home.
According to one estimate, children eat more than 20% of their meals at school during the academic year. For many kids, that number is even higher.
As the dog days of summer drag into the first days of fall, young athletes throughout the community are hitting the practice fields, and the joyful sounds of pep rallies and fight songs will soon fill the air.
We love seeing your smile and we want you to love it too! But how do you avoid getting stains on your teeth? What’s the best way to treat discolored teeth and get your sparkling white smile back?
Early childhood brings with it many exciting firsts: first word, first step, first trip to Grandma’s and eventually the first day of school.
Like all of these milestones, your child’s first trip to the dentist can be filled with excitement and nervousness. As a parent, you may not be sure when your child should go to the dentist for the first time or what to expect during your baby’s first dental checkup.
When it comes to taking care of your teeth, most people know about the importance of brushing and flossing every day, getting regular dental checkups and avoiding too much sugar.
But did you ever think about how the rest of your diet might affect your teeth? Foods with high acidity can affect your smile but you can learn how to limit the damage.
The American Academy of Periodontology reports that almost 25% of people 65 years and older have lost all of their teeth, with an even larger percentage having lost at least one. Although dentures can be very helpful for individuals with tooth loss, there are several common issues that can affect denture wearers.
Whether you are wearing full or partial dentures, it is important to know the most common problems associated with denture wear as well as some helpful habits for addressing them.
The average American spends nearly 1,000 hours brushing their teeth over the course of a lifetime. With all that time spent brushing, it’s important to choose the right toothbrush!
But how do you decide? Here are four important criteria to consider when purchasing your next toothbrush.
Have you been putting off your dental cleaning? Did you schedule an appointment but get anxious just thinking about it?
You may have dental anxiety, a strong unease about dental appointments, or even dental phobia, a more intense dread of going to the dentist that can lead to feelings of panic.
Like any new parent, you will do anything to give your baby a healthy start in life.
A key ingredient in your child’s wellbeing is good oral hygiene. Even at a young age this is very important because tooth decay is the leading chronic childhood disease, far outpacing other conditions like asthma, diabetes and obesity.
While you may be thinking about getting your kids to brush and floss, remember that dental care actually begins at birth, before your child’s first tooth appears and long before he or she can hold a toothbrush.
You already know it is important for your child to brush and floss regularly. But did you know that tooth decay is the leading chronic childhood disease?
In fact, early childhood caries – such as decayed teeth, missing or loose teeth from decay or fillings by age six – are four times more common than childhood obesity, five times more common than asthma and 20 times more common than juvenile diabetes.
So how do you motivate your kids to develop good dental hygiene habits and avoid the many health risks that come with tooth decay?