10 Ways Your Kids Are Wrecking Their Teeth

“Take care of your teeth, and they’ll last a lifetime.” Sometimes, though, our habits get the best of us – and our teeth – and those habits often begin wreaking havoc long before we know they’re harmful. As parents we have the ability to pass on a bit of that wisdom early in the game, so our kids don’t suffer the same consequences we may have experienced: broken, discolored or decayed teeth. Here are the top ten things (in no particular order) your kids are doing right now that just might cost them later in life. Educate away, parents! Using the wrong toothpaste: A mistake in this area can wear your kids’ teeth down for years. The Food And Drug Administration ranks the abrasiveness of tooth

Understanding the Five Stages of Tooth Decay

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your toothpaste and even the local water supply can stop a cavity from penetrating through the enamel and reaching its second stage. Even the saliva in your mouth and the foods you eat help to re-mineralize a tooth in jeopardy. But that’s just the first stage! What about the rest? Understanding how a cavity progresses can assist you in preventing each successive stage from occurring in y

Three Kid-Friendly Summer Tips as We Tip Closer to The Sun!

June 21st marks the day when, with a little tilt of the earth’s semi-axis, the earth leans a wee bit closer to the sun and ushers in … what those of us in the northern hemisphere have been looking forward to for a long time … Summer! Yeah! Off come the jackets, and out comes the sunscreen, the bikes, summer sports gear and whatever makes you kids happy this time of year. And that’s not all! June also brings with it Father’s Day, International Children’s Day and Fruit and Vegetable Awareness Day. Who knew you could squeeze so much fun into just 30 days? With that in mind, let’s check out a few dental-centered tips you can toss your kids’ way while they’re out there soaking up the sun. Cover u

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