Summer is Coming!

Summer is right around the corner which means our summer office schedule will soon take place! As a reminder, the following summer office hours will be in effect from June 3rd until August 9th Monday & Wednesday: 8:15am-5pm, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:15am-3pm, Friday: By appointment only. If your child is due for a dental check-up, now is the best time to reserve an appointment that works best for you, as our summer schedule tends to fill up quickly. We would love to send our awesome patients back to school with a clean and healthy smile!

Summer is Coming!2019-06-12T02:38:42+00:00

Healthy habits during the holidays

The holiday season is always a busy time – especially for families. With kids out of school and all the holiday festivities, it is not unusual for everyday life routines to be put on hold. And sometimes that means good oral health routines and habits go out the window, too. As a parent, you may wonder how to keep your child’s mouth healthy and cavity-free through the holidays and into the New Year. Well, I have great news for you! This Little Teeth Truth will provide you with helpful tips for keeping their smiles healthy. First, prevention is better than the cure and tooth decay is largely preventable. Establishing a Dental Home by age one where your child can receive preventive dental care and have regular check-ups will set them on the right path for a lifetime of good oral health. Don’t skip scheduled preventive dental visits during the hustle and bustle of the season. Second, diet plays an important role in cavity formation. Sugary candy, cookies and drinks are part of the holidays and hard to avoid. Try to moderate sugar intake and watch out for carbonated drinks which erode teeth. Limit sugar intake by checking labels and buying sugar-free varieties of food options, if possible. Keep an eye on snacking, too – ideally children should have no more than three snack times a day. Different types of cheese such as aged cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella and Monterey jack are great as a snack or to eat after a meal because they clear the mouth of food and neutralize the acids that attack teeth. Fresh fruits and yogurt also make good snacks. Third, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gums. Help your child brush twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride.The ideal time to brush is after breakfast and before bedtime using a soft bristle toothbrush. Sticking to structured and predictable tooth-brushing times makes the habit become routine. It is always a good idea for parents to help and supervise brushing for school-age children until they are 7-8 years old. Helping your child with flossing will keep their gums healthy, too. Holiday season is all about making memories and building family traditions. It is also a great time to help your kids establish and maintain healthy dental habits. Let’s protect those beautiful smiles for a lifetime! Original Article Found Here... https://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/little-teeth-truths-healthy-habits-during-the-holidays/

Healthy habits during the holidays2019-07-02T15:05:11+00:00

Witch Halloween Treats Will You Hand out This Year?

Did you know that the average American child will consume about three cups of sugar during the Halloween season? That is almost 16 times the maximum daily recommendation of 25 grams! That is A LOT of sugar and treats! At the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in having fun at Halloween while also being as tooth-friendly as can be! To achieve this, AAPD President Dr. Joe Castellano encourages kids to enjoy trick or treating, but also advises parents to limit consumption to only a little bit at a time. Moderation is key when it comes to treats. After consumption, parents should have children drink fluoridated water followed by brushing and flossing their teeth. He recommends staying away from gummy candies and also suggests donating excess candy to Treats for Troops or taking it to your dentist’s office if they participate in a buy-back program. If you are interested in giving away treats that are more tooth-friendly, we highly suggest the following treats! Happy Halloween to all! Original Article Found Here... https://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/witch-halloween-treats-will-you-hand-out-this-year/

Witch Halloween Treats Will You Hand out This Year?2019-07-02T15:05:27+00:00
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