Let’s face it: even though we know brushing teeth is important, it can be difficult to get an unwilling kid to brush their teeth twice a day.
Here are some tips to motivate your little one to pick up their toothbrush:
We get a lot of questions about dentistry, and one question that sometimes crops up is: What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
With the arrival of October, it’s officially the time of year for autumn festivities, and there’s few events that kids look forward to more than Halloween. Halloween means candy, and we hope you indulge in a healthy amount, but in case you were looking for some non-candy treat ideas, we’ve assembled the following list just for you. Many of these items can be found at dollar stores sold in packs of 6-12.
All parents want to be prepared in case of an emergency. Whether it be flash floods, a car accident, or a broken bone, we want to make sure we do the right things to ensure our child’s safety.
This week’s blog focuses on a questions one of our Facebook fans wrote us. That person wrote: “Kids start losing teeth around age 5-6. When do the last baby ones usually fall out?”
Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, students around the nation miss more than 51 school hours per year because of dental problems or related conditions? Kids experiencing dental pain can’t focus on school work and often miss class.
Tucson, Arizona doesn’t have fluoridated tap water, so it’s important to make sure your child supplements with fluoride in other ways. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, “Widespread use of fluoride has been a major factor in the decline in prevalence and severity of dental caries in the US and other economically developed countries.” This stops dental problems from happening with young children, giving kids greater odds of having healthy teeth well into adulthood.
We’ve all had that moment when we look at our old toothbrush and realize it’s time to get a new one. But if you ask different people, you may get different opinions about when it’s the right time to replace your toothbrush.
If you were asked what was the most chronic childhood illness, you might come up with a lot of potential answers, but tooth decay, is the #1 most common chronic childhood disease. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay in children is five times more common than asthma, four times more common than early childhood obesity, and 20 times more common than diabetes.
Everyone knows that brushing is essential to dental health, but maybe you didn’t know why. There are tons of reasons for your and your child to brush your teeth several times a day. Here are our top favorite reasons: