Let’s Get This Straight: Q&A About Retainers

Hooray — the time has come, your child’s braces are coming off! No more needing to avoid certain foods or use specialized tools for cleaning, but you’re not out of the woods just yet. Children’s teeth continue to grow and shift into adulthood, which is why there is a crucial second step to keeping their smiles perfect — retainers. Here are …

Fun Facts About the Tooth Fairy

Have you ever wondered where the Tooth Fairy came from? Or what she looks like? You’re not alone! In fact, the story of the Tooth Fairy varies depending on who you speak to. While we don’t have all the answers, we did want to provide you with a few this National Tooth Fairy Day. See below for some fun facts about …

Brace Yourself: Braces-Friendly Recipe Ideas

It happened, your child got braces, and now their life is ruined — their usual words, not ours, of course.  When your child gets braces, they may feel as if their food choices are limited. And while yes, some snacks should be avoided you can rest assured that there are still plenty of braces-friendly options: Breakfast Pancakes A huge breakfast …

5 Must Know Travel Dental Care Tips

Have some upcoming vacations planned? We have five dental care tips you should know before you go. 1. Make time for a dental visit.We know how exciting it is to go on vacation. We also know how much prep work goes into getting the whole family ready to go. While this may not be your first thought, it’s a good …

Reasons To Get a Custom Fit Mouth Guard

When it comes to sports (competitive or recreational), safety is of utmost concern — and mouth guards are one of the most important pieces of sports equipment your child needs to stay safe!  In fact, according to the American Dental Association, an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they aren’t wearing a mouth …

Dental Health Tips for Summer

Ah, summer, one of our favorite seasons — filled with trips to the beach, sleep-away camps, family getaways, poolside BBQs and more! With all these new activities added into your daily routines, it’s no wonder maintaining good oral hygiene and healthy eating habits can be a struggle. This summer, don’t take a vacation from your dental health. Follow the below …

How to Create a Summer Routine

What we love most about summer is that it’s two months of carefree ease. So long are the days of rigid morning schedules (who remembers the struggle of trying to get their kids’ teeth brushed and clothes on before the always punctual 7:35 a.m. bus?) and the after-school activities runaround. But be careful not to abandon a daily routine completely …

Summer Health Tips for the Whole Family [Infographic]

Who’s excited for some summer fun? We know we’re smiling from ear to ear! Make this summer your best (and healthiest) yet, with the below tips: Choose the Right DrinksSugar loaded drinks can wreak havoc on teeth, so instead of reaching for a cold soda when the temps are high, stick with water instead! Trust us; it’s just as refreshing …

5 Books About Dental Health [Pre-K – 3]

Teaching children how to brush and take care of their teeth is all part of our parental duties. But sometimes we need a little bit of help in getting them to understand why good dental hygiene is important. Thankfully, we’re not alone in these efforts. There are plenty of books out there to help your child understand the importance of …

Reasons for Bad Breath in Children

While you might be diligent about keeping your kids on a regular oral schedule at home, there may be times that bad breath, also known as halitosis, can creep up on them. But why does this happen? Your little one’s not so fresh breath might be telling you more than you realize! 3 Reasons for Bad Breath in Children 1. …