Do Your Children Need Fluoride Supplements?

Do Your Children Need Fluoride Supplements? Do you wonder if your child is getting enough fluoride to protect their teeth from cavities? With 25 percent of children experiencing their first cavity before kindergarten, it’s certainly a question worth pondering. Even the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) does the same, continually reviewing research to ensure their recommendations are up to date with scientific opinion. What, then, is your best strategy? First, you’ll need to ask a few more questions. Determining whether your child may need supplemental fluoride (in the form of pills, lozenges or liquid) generally hinges on the answers to these three key ques

The Mac & Cheese Conundrum

The Mac & Cheese Conundrum Like adults, kids need a diet jam-packed with healthy choices in order to get through their day. In fact, with all that brain power and motion your children use up, some may need as many calories as a sedentary adult. So, when preparing their meals, if we focus on offering healthy choices, we'll provide them with the fuel they need to function at their best, and keep their teeth healthy at the same time. So, what should we toss in that lunch box? The building blocks of a good meal are essentially the same as they are for adults: a healthy mix of protein, carbohydrate and fat. The biggest challenge in preparing for your children, though, is injecting variety into th

Back to School

Start the school year with a smile: 3 back-to-school tips It’s the start of a new school year, and your kids are set with new clothes and school supplies. But don’t forget about oral health! Add these dental health tips to your back-to-school checklist. 1. Take your kids to the dentist Start the school year right with a dental cleaning and exam. Ask us about sealants and fluoride treatments to prevent decay. These treatments are easy ways to stop cavities before they start. And they can even improve your child’s performance at school. A third of children miss school because of oral health problems. 2. Pick the right snacks Swap out lunchbox no-no’s with healthy alternatives. Instead of chips

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