new guidelines on fruit juice for infants, toddlers, and children

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides updated guidelines on fruit juice intake for infants, toddlers, and children under the age of 18. The guidelines, released at the end of May, cite health concerns including obesity and dental decay as top reasons for the updated statement. No juice before the age of one One of the main Read more →

your back-to-school dental checklist

  September is here, which means summer is officially over, and the kids are back in school. Now that the back-to-school hustle is (hopefully) dying down and your children are settling into the school year, it is time to take inventory of their dental health, which may have been neglected over a less structured summer season. Read on to review Read more →

bad dental habits for kids and how to fix them

When it comes to your kid’s teeth, you are most likely focused on encouraging good habits that will keep their teeth healthy. These dental habits probably include regular brushing and flossing and occasional trips to the dentist. And that’s great! These are important dental habits to develop from a young age. However, many parents don’t realize, is that in addition Read more →

four ways to maintain your child’s healthy smile

Encouraging your child to care for their teeth from a young age will ensure they have a beautiful smile for years to come. Below we share four of the most important things you can do to prevent cavities and keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong. 1. Schedule regular dental checkups One of the easiest ways to keep your child’s Read more →

five ways to encourage your child to floss

Many parents are surprised to learn that their children should be flossing as early as the age of two. According to experts, developing the habit of flossing is an important component of pediatric dental health even when your child only has their baby teeth. Flossing is especially critical when your children’s teeth are touching or fitting closely. This varies widely Read more →

four best foods for a healthy smile

Healthy oral hygiene habits like regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are key components of your children’s dental health. However, in addition to good hygiene practices, a well-balanced and nutritious diet is also an important part of maintaining your child’s healthy smile. By avoiding foods containing high levels of sugars, starches, and carbohydrates—which can lead to tooth decay—you will ensure Read more →

how to protect your child’s teeth during spring sports

Spring is finally here! As the days grow longer and warmer, chances are your child is participating in more outdoor sports and activities than usual. While sports are a wonderful way for kids to get outside, learn valuable skills, and make new friends, it is important to keep their dental health in mind as they participate in spring sports. Actually, Read more →

parent’s guide to enforcing healthy oral hygiene habits in children

If you’re a parent, you understand how difficult it can be to get your children to make healthy lifestyle choices, especially when they’re young. One aspect of health that children often neglect is dental health. In fact, the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools says dental problems have a big effect on the American school day. Students lose Read more →

fun tips that will get your child inspired to brush their teeth

We all know how important it is for our children to practice good dental hygiene at a young age; however, getting that beautiful smile is easier said than done. Many parents decide to wait to teach proper care for teeth and gums until their child is older, but this can be incredibly harmful to their overall health. In fact, one Read more →

3 things you can do to manage your child’s fear of the dentist

If someone were to ask you “What’s the most common chronic childhood disease?” you may guess asthma, allergies, obesity, or diabetes — and you would be wrong. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), tooth decay is number one. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about one out of every five children in the Read more →