Category: Dental Care

Children are picky eaters. Even worse, they tend to gravitate towards sweet foods instead of healthier options. This is a problem since sugar is the main content of the most popular snacks such as cakes, cookies, and ice-creams. It’s not just desserts either. Sugar is also hidden in items like juices, ketchup, granola bars, canned...

If it were up to kids, parents would see cake, candy, and cola constantly on the menu. While most people know that too much soda and sugar is bad for enamel and causes cavities, there are a host of other foods that seem healthy but can inflict damage as well. Here’s a look at what’s...

One of the most difficult tasks parents have is getting their kids to appreciate good oral hygiene. Brushing teeth has long been the cause of innumerable bedtime fights - and trips to the dentist are often fought tooth-and-nail. Adults know the consequences of such disregard. Even so, it can be troublesome relaying that to a...

Your child's oral health has a direct impact on overall health and longevity. There are several benefits of improving your child's oral health, including a lower risk of tooth sensitivity and tooth decay, fresher breath, and a reduced risk of cavities and gingivitis. There's ongoing research that shows that the health of your child's mouth...

Did you know that thumbsucking is a common part of a child's development? The act helps them relax and fall asleep, but it's also something that must stop by a certain age.  Naturally, children wean themselves up to age three but the habit may continue even past 5 years of age. If thumb sucking continues...

Although teething is a process that every newborn goes through, it comes with its own bundle of discomfort and troubles. As the little one grows, the 20 tiny teeth sitting underneath their gum life start to emerge out from their soft gums. Most kids begin teething when they are 6 months of age, which further...

"Sugar bugs" are small areas of sticky plaque on the teeth that often result in cavities. Though reasons for developing these "bugs" vary, most are caused by the consumption of sticky or sugary foods, like candy, ice cream, and cookies. Cavities even develop in some children who do not brush or floss after eating fresh...

You've likely heard of gum disease before - but do you know what it is? Technically speaking, gum disease is an inflammation of the gums and abnormal loss of bone that holds your teeth in place. Typically, this disease is caused by bacteria, called plaque, that nests right at the gum line. Plaque is usually...

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