Veggies Are Good

The Science Behind Why Veggies Are Good for Your Mouth We all know eating our veggies is good for us … but why exactly? Sure, they’re colorful, and taste yummy (they do, right?), but what is it about the chemical compounds found in vegetables that make them good for our teeth? And, why worry about it now? Well, because it’s Eat Your Veggies Day on June 17th, and we thought we’d share with you a cornucopia of knowledge as to what makes veggies tick. Ready? Here we go! Protein: We tend to think of protein as something we get from meat, but ask a vegetarian (or vegan!), and you’ll find there are plenty of plant sources chock-full of protein. Protein helps strengthen our teeth, helps keep our i

Salads Even Kids Will Love

Salads Even Kids Will Love Ah, salads… we love ‘em, we hate ‘em. But, mostly, we just hate making them, right? If someone put a salad in front of your face, and provided your choice of salad dressing, we’d bet you’d eat it. Ah… you would, admit it. Unless you’re a super-taster, you’ve likely adapted to the fact that you’ve got to eat your veggies to stay healthy, at least, and if you’ve got kids, you’re sharing with them your wisdom. If you’re still getting push-back, though, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve that will help acclimate your kids to salads and keep them coming back for more! First, deconstruct! Salads are an oft-challenging meal item to suggest for kids for two main reasons

Success!

Success! Your Teen’s First Solo Dental Appointment So your little one is not so little, and they get to visit the dentist all by themselves! Up until now you may have even been in the room during their dental visits, perhaps with your own list of questions about their teeth. The time has come, though, to hand over the reins to your teen and let them brave the world of navigating their dental health. Equip them for success with a few simple tips (and remind them one last time to brush before their visit), and you’ll be on your way to having one less thing on your to-do list. Ready? Simple Tip #1: Teach them some dental terminology. You have a lot more dental history behind you than they do,

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