Archive for the ‘ Children’s Dental Health ’ Category

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 […]

What To Give The Tooth Fairy?

How Much Do You Give The Tooth Fairy for a Lost Tooth? The average amount paid to the Tooth Fairy for a lost tooth in 2017 was $4.16. This represents a precipitous 11% drop from the previous year (2016), when the Tooth Fairy raked in an all-time high $4.66 per tooth, but is a step […]

Are Your Kids Afraid of the Dentist?

Are Your Kids Afraid of Going to The Dentist? Every parent knows that children’s dental health is important, just as their overall health is. But sometimes it can be incredibly challenging or just downright difficult to get your child – or children – to the dentist. Is your child afraid of going to the dentist? […]

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares Triple Threat to Kids Dental Health

The Triple Threat to Children’s Dental Health Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity. According to the report these high-acidity drinks form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. Ditch […]

3 Low-Sugar Snack Alternatives for Kids

Sugary Snacks Affect Oral & Overall Health…& Grades Are you packing the right type of snacks in your children’s lunchbox? How about that afternoon snack after they get home from school? If kids don’t know any better they could find themselves reaching for sugary snacks instead of healthier options. Maybe your child has a serious […]