Archive for the ‘ Children’s Dental Health ’ Category

3 Surprising Summer Staples That Can Damage Your Smile

We’ve heard it all before: Summer’s sugary treats can harm teeth. Running on a pool deck can result in dental disaster. Though they’re important, watch out for these 3 not-so-predictable pearly white pitfalls this summer: 1. Garden Hoses Hose water is NOT tap water. You could be slurping a chemical cocktail. Nearly 40% of commercial […]

5 Criteria For A Properly Fitting Mouthguard

National Facial Protection Month The Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association are teaming up to remind parents, coaches, and athletes, to play it safe when suiting up for recreational and organized sports. “More […]

5 Smile-Saving Tips for National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month Did you know that an estimated 20 million days of school are lost each year due to sports injuries? According to the Academy of Sports Dentistry, an estimated 12 million people ages 5 to 22 suffer a sport-related injury annually which leads to 20 million lost days of school, […]

The Average Tooth Fairy Payout Is $3.70

What Does The Tooth Fairy Pull Down In Your House? DATELINE Oak Brook, IL. — February 21, 2019 — Tooth Fairy payouts plunge for second straight year. According to Delta Dental’s annual report, the average payout from the Tooth Fairy in the US is down 43 cents to $3.70. It appears that the commodities market […]

4 Ways To Pull A Child’s Loose Tooth

Do You Remember Pulling Your First Loose Tooth? Losing your first baby tooth is one of many childhood experiences that was both terrifying, then relieving. Whether your parents chose the old-school handkerchief grip & rip extraction, or one of the more popular tooth removal methods you’ve surely seen on social media, losing your baby teeth […]

When Kids Get Cavities…Here Is What To Expect

Kids & Cavities Do you remember when you had your first cavity? Maybe you’ve always been super diligent with your daily dental hygiene regimen and managed to get through your childhood without experiencing a cavity, or the filling to repair it. If so, you deserve a lollipop! Just remember to rinse your mouth out with […]

National Tooth Fairy Day Happens Twice A Year

When Is National Tooth Fairy Day? National Tooth Fairy Day is actually observed twice a year, on February 28th & again on August 22. But why is the Tooth Fairy so special, and does she really deserve two entire days of national celebration? If you’ve been a loyal reader of our blog then you’re already […]

FDA Issues Benzocaine Warning for Parents With Teething Babies

Benzocaine Puts Teething Babies At Risk Got a teething baby? Don’t give your baby anything that contains benzocaine! According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “The FDA is committed to protecting the American public from products that pose serious safety risks, especially those with no demonstrated benefit,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.   […]

Tooth Decay Prevention for Kids Starts When They’re Babies

Preventing Kids Tooth Decay According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about 40 percent of children have tooth decay by age 5. Improper or infrequent brushing and flossing are the main causes. Proper oral care can prevent children’s tooth decay, and you can start now to teach your child good habits. Here […]

What Is The Best Sports Mouthguard For Kids?

The Best Sports Mouthguard Is Custom-Fit By A Dentist When it comes to choosing the best sports mouthguard to protect your smile, or your little athlete’s smile, choices abound. Since April is National Facial Protection Month, let’s define the absolute best sports mouthguard once and for all. Aside from a helmet – in some sports […]