Archive for October, 2014

What’s Brewing In Your Mouth?

You can’t see them, feel them or taste them, but your mouth is home to entire colonies of microorganisms. While most of these tiny oral bacteria do us no harm, there are other species in the mix that are disease causing and can affect our health and need to be controlled with a healthy diet, […]

History Of The Toothbrush Infographic

Don’t Let Stress Zap Your Teeth!

How Stress Affects Your Oral Health Source: Web MD Too much stress affects your whole body, including your mouth, teeth, and gums. The potential impact includes: Mouth sores, such as canker sores and cold sores Clenching or grinding your teeth Not taking care of your teeth Eating a bad diet Gum (periodontal) disease or worsening […]

When Should I Worry About A Sucking Habit?

We will carefully watch the way your child’s teeth erupt and jaws develop, keeping the sucking habit in mind at all times. Because persistent habits may cause long term problems, intervention may be recommended for children beyond 3 years of age. What Can I Do To Stop My Child’s Habit? Most children stop sucking habits […]

FUN Egg-Speriment

Egg shells and teeth have something in common!  Both can be weakened by acid!  When you put an egg in vinegar (a weak acid similar to what causes cavities), it attacks the shell (enamel), making it soft and weak.  When teeth are exposed to acids in your mouth, your teeth become vulnerable to cavities.  This […]

Cough Syrup And Cavities

It’s that time of year when coughs, colds and flu can make your child’s life miserable. And like most people, you’ll probably reach for an over-the-counter medication to ease their symptoms. But did you know that spoonful of medicine could add tooth decay to their list of side effects? Many cough drops and liquid medications […]

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The Best And Worst Halloween Candy Options For Children’s Teeth

Halloween is just around the corner, and although candy consumption is almost unavoidable this time of year, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Children’s Dental Center wants parents and children to know that there are both good and bad candy options, both of which may find their way into children’s trick-or-treat bags this fall. […]