Being a parent also means being a teacher. You get to teach your kids manners, how to use a toilet (yay, potty-training!), sharing, and more. Many things you teach your children are important, but especially things that pertain to their physical, mental, emotional, and social health. One of those lessons is brushing teeth. When kids […]
Visiting the dentist can sometimes feel intimidating–whether it’s because you know you haven’t been flossing, or if it’s the shiny, silver tools you know they’ll put in your mouth. These tools are a lot to take in. The sterilized metal seems scary, but if you know what they are for it can help you feel […]
The fall holidays—Halloween and Thanksgiving—are full of tasty food and treats. However, not all of these foods are good for you, especially when it comes to your teeth. Halloween candy is notorious for getting stuck in your teeth and causing cavities, while the pies and treats of Thanksgiving also have their fair share of sugar. […]
As kids, we’re constantly nagged by parents and dentists to frequently brush our teeth. But is there a limit? Or is this a case of “too much of a good thing is a bad thing?” The truth is, it is definitely possible to over-brush, and here is why you should avoid it.
Over-brushing falls under […]
Maybe it’s all the ads on television or just a feeling in your mouth, but have you ever wondered what the big deal is with mouthwash? It’s not absolutely necessary for a healthy mouth, so why use it?
There are two types of mouthwash, cosmetic and therapeutic. Therapeutic rinses address most oral health problems while […]
Is there really a bad time to remind kids to brush their teeth? No. Is there a time when you remind your kids to brush their teeth and they don’t roll their eyes or complain? Also no, but such is the life of a parent.
Summertime is great for kids. They have tons of free time […]
Summer is the best as a kid. No school or homework for months, later bedtimes, and days filled with fun. As an adult, it’s not as special because most of us still have to work. The way summer as a kid best relates to being an adult is that no matter what your math teacher […]
If you practice good oral hygiene, you brush your teeth every morning and night. The problem is that in between those times you have lunch, dinner, and likely a bunch of snacks.
More and more it seems like snacking is the way to go. Many diets include healthy snacking, or a higher number of small […]
There are some liquids that your teeth love and others that you may love, but your teeth don’t. You shouldn’t kick the drinks to the curb that your teeth don’t approve of, but like any healthy relationship, you should learn to compromise. Here is a quick guide to your teeth’s drink preference.
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Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a piece of childhood and imagination that many kids share in common. However, unlike St. Nick and the bunny, our sweet fairy’s history is a little more difficult to trace. The tooth fairy that we know and love today has changed significantly over time. […]