Archive for December, 2014

Quitting Tobacco: You Can Do It!

  Quitting Tobacco: You Can Do It! A message from Children’s Dental Center and the American Dental Association Do you smoke or use chewing tobacco? Rarely a day goes by without a magazine, newspaper, or TV news report carrying a message about tobacco-related medical problems — the dangers of lung disease, cancer, heart problems and […]

10 Books To Get Your Children Excited About The Dentist

Dental visits can be scary for children, and challenging for you. To help you educate them on what to expect, we’ve hand-picked some of our favorite books about teeth and the dentist!   The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums Paperback by Edward Miller (March 1, 2009) Every child studies dental care […]

Help Kick Your Child’s Sugar Habits RIGHT NOW!

Children’s Dental Center knows that a healthy body means healthy teeth! Check out these tips from The Mayo Clinic to help you, as well as your children, achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle by watching your sugar intake. Let’s start with the good news. Kids are consuming less added sugar than they were in 2000. […]

Questions To Ask Your Child’s Dentist

 At Children’s Dental Center, we feel that an interactive patient / doctor relationship is key to maintaining a healthy smile for a lifetime. That’s why we encourage patients and parents to ask questions at their children’s dental visits. Here are some examples of questions we feel can spark important discussions about oral health: Is my […]

Helping Your Child Get Through Thumb Sucking

Sucking Habits Sucking is a natural reflex an infants and young children my suck on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers and other objects. It may make them feel safe and happy or provide a sense of security at difficult periods. Since thumb sucking is relaxing, it may include sleep. Thumb sucking that persists beyond the eruption of […]

Healthy Eating For Your Teeth

Children’s Dental Center knows that a healthy body means healthy teeth! Check out these tips from to help you and your children achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Build A Healthy Plate Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, […]

Baby Teeth: When They Come In, When They Fall Out

            Children’s Dental Center knows that a healthy mouth is part of a child’s overall health. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and smile. Your child’s teeth also help give his or her face its shape. A baby’s teeth start to come in (erupt) when the […]

Why Holiday Sweets Aren’t So Sweet On Teeth

With the Holidays, come an abundance of sugary treats. No need to slack off on those yummy treats, though! There are things you can do to prevent yourself and your children from ending up in the dentist chair come January!  The Holiday Culprit: Sugar Snacking on sweets and sipping sugary drinks throughout the day increases […]