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6 Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Family’s Diet

August 7, 2014


Too much sugar can be bad news for your health.  When left on your teeth, sugar gives bacteria the food it needs to thrive and create cavities.  Further, high sugar has been linked to obesity, diabetes and poor heart health.  And while the average American consumes 22 grams of sugar a day (that’s twice the…
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Five Fantastic Flossing Facts

July 24, 2014


Flossing removes plaque between the teeth and gumline where a toothbrush can’t reach, in fact some sources indicate that floss does up to 40% of the work needed to remove plaque from your teeth.  Unfortunately it’s also one of the most overlooked practices in caring for our teeth.   You should floss your child’s teeth daily…
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Should Parents “Help Out” a Loose Baby Tooth?

July 10, 2014


Many of us remember getting a little “help” with loose baby teeth when we were young.  It wasn’t uncommon for strings to be tied to teeth and attached to other objects to make things move a tad quicker.  Most children begin to lose their primary teeth around 5 or 6 years old, making room for…
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Three Super Foods For Super Teeth!

June 26, 2014


  We’ve all heard the old saying that you are what you eat.  And there’s certainly a connection between your child’s diet and the health of her teeth.  Eating foods that contain the right vitamins and minerals can be as essential as brushing and flossing.  Here are three super foods for super healthy teeth: Cheese…
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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

June 12, 2014


Many parents often wonder if they should look for a pediatric dentist instead of just taking their child to someone that practices general dentistry.  For those of you that are our regular patients, you already know the answer…it’s because you know how awesome our practice is! But others may want to know what sets us…
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How Can You Help Your Child Not Fear the Dentist?

May 15, 2014


One of our central goals is to help children have a more positive view of going to the dentist.  We feel that preventing and alleviating the fear associated with dental visits is important in encouraging future overall oral health.  Adults who are not afraid to go to the dentist are more likely to keep up…
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Can Chewing Gum With Xylitol Help Keep Teeth Healthy?

May 1, 2014


It’s no secret that sugar is bad for teeth.  It gives bacteria nourishment and causes plaque to build up.  Because of this, sugar substitutes are always in high demand, especially ones with additional health benefits.  That’s why xylitol, a natural sugar substitute derived primarily from plants is so attractive for those looking for a sweet…
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