Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth – American Dental Association

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies?and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you?re not careful. Here?s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar … Read more…

Is Fluoride Safe for Children? – American Dental Association

A Mom’s Guide to Fluoride By Dr. Brittany SeymourAssistant Professor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine  It was my first year out of dental school, and I was treating a two-and-a-half-year-old girl who grew up in a community without fluoride in the water. Her four front teeth were so badly decayed, painful and infected that I had … Read more…

What Is Halitosis? – American Dental Association

Halitosis Halitosis ? or chronic bad breath ? is something that mints, mouthwash or a good brushing can?t solve. Unlike ?morning breath? or a strong smell that lingers after a tuna sandwich, halitosis remains for an extended amount of time and may be a sign of something more serious. What Causes Halitosis? If quick bad … Read more…

5 Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

5 Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy For generations, the Tooth Fairy has left a small gift for children who tuck fallen baby teeth under their pillows. This charming tradition is the perfect time to help kids learn more about taking care of their teeth. Here are 5 delightful and inexpensive ways for families … Read more…

Summer Dental Hygiene Tips – American Dental Association

3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay: Stay on a routine Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks … Read more…

Oral Health Month – American Dental Association

June Is Oral Health Month School may be out for summer, but your child?s best teacher is working year-round: You! Leading by example ? especially when it comes to establishing healthy habits like brushing, cleaning between your teeth and seeing your dentist ? can make a big difference in the health and happiness of your … Read more…