Dental Fun Facts and Back-To-School Time!

The school year is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to get in those dental cleanings! Before you do, here are some fun facts for the kiddos that are entertaining, educational, and fun!  Gather your kids around and check out these wild and wacky facts about dentistry. Then talk to your kids about them and […]

Oral Health Tips for Kiddos

It’s important to teach our kiddos the importance of their oral health and how it affects our general health as well. Oral Health Month is recognized every June to remind patients the importance of their oral health and taking care of their teeth.  The first step to teaching kiddos about their oral health is brushing […]

The Link Between Tooth Decay and Stunted Growth

According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the link between Diabetes and oral health strongly exists: “Some studies show that those with gum disease have a harder time controlling their blood sugar. Similarly, infections can cause insulin resistance.” For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than is typical. Diabetes […]

Diabetes and Your Child’s Oral Health

According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the link between Diabetes and oral health strongly exists: “Some studies show that those with gum disease have a harder time controlling their blood sugar. Similarly, infections can cause insulin resistance.” For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than is typical. Diabetes […]

How Oral Hygiene May Affect Your Pregnancy

When finding out about your pregnancy, there are many precautions you are encouraged to take, such as avoiding undercooked fish or meat, alcohol and unpasteurized dairy products. Along with these precautions, one that may be overlooked is maintaining proper oral hygiene! When you become pregnant, your body starts to experience many changes. One of these […]

The Link Between Respiratory Disorders in Children and Oral Health

According to the American Thoracic Society, “cavities and gum disease are due in part to bacterial infection, which can spread to the lungs”. Children with respiratory disorders are at increased risk of developing gingivitis, erosion and periodontal disease. Asthma is a condition that constricts oxygen from entering the airways, creating a difficulty to breathe. Studies […]

Oral Hygiene and Heart Health…What’s the Connection?

Our mouths are the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria! The wet and moist environments in our mouths create the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply. Did you know that on average, a typical human mouth contains about 7 million bacteria, exceeding the number of people who live on earth? We don’t […]

The Link Between Cavities and Insufficient Development

Healthy primary teeth are critical to ensuring your child is on track to hit their overall development benchmarks! Although they will eventually fall out and become replaced with permanent teeth, primary teeth still serve an important role. According to the Pediatric Dentistry Journal, “rampant cavities are associated with insufficient development in children who have no […]

The Effects of Oral Hygiene on Overall Health

We’ve all heard that neglecting proper oral hygiene could result in bad breath, pesky stains, and a build-up of tartar and plaque. However, did you know that proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining your overall health, and ensuring other organs in your body are healthy and strong? Implementing proper oral hygiene into your every-day […]

Tips for Healthy Smiles in the Summer

The summer months are so fun for the kiddos! They’re enjoying the outdoors, swimming and even going on vacations. Amidst all of this summer fun, it is important to remember to stick with your dental routine! Here are a few tips to ensure your child continues to take care of their teeth during the summer […]