It’s that time of year again! Schools back in session, and children everywhere are ready to tackle another great year of learning and growing. Now’s the perfect time to schedule your dental checkup. September is busy though, so make sure you grab and appointment while they last!
fects on your teeth? From staining to enamel decay, The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) has identified some risks associated with pool recreation that we think you should be aware of… Your pool’s chemistry is super important!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents to bring their baby in for their first dental check-up around their first birthday or no later than six months after their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. This helps to provide a solid dental foundation that will last well into adulthood.
Enamel – It’s a tooth’s first line of defense against cavities, decay and plaque. The hardest part of the human body, enamel is the bullet-proof vest that teeth wear to defend against erosion. Acids in the food we consume, and naturally produced by the bacteria that live in our mouth, are the number one enemy of healthy teeth. That thin white outer coating of enamel, though almost as hard as diamonds, is precious and must be protected. So how can you ensure that your child’s enamel will remain strong throughout their baby-teeth years, and help develop healthy habits your child will take into adulthood?
While America’s first president did have some notoriously poor dental hygiene, in all his years as president he never actually had a set of wooden teeth. That being said, the sets of false teeth that he did have over the years were made out of some pretty interesting materials.
When it comes to chewing gum, dental professionals across the board have come to agree: Sugar-free chewing gum is better for our teeth. Even with the support of experts from organizations like the American Dental Association and Colgate, adults everywhere – especially those who are parents – have come to question the overall benefits of sugar-free gum.
Hockey season is in full swing! And for hockey parents everywhere, this means lots and lots of equipment – both new and old. Unfortunately, one of the most important pieces of equipment also happens to be one piece of equipment that’s most often overlooked – the mouthguard!
Along with all the traditional holiday chocolates and cookies, there are plenty of healthy (yet no less tasty) alternatives. Treats like dried fruits (without added sugar), chocolate covered nuts, and homemade trail-mixes and granolas have the power to satisfy a sweet tooth without all the added sugar!
Who doesn’t love a good book? And better yet, who doesn’t love a good book about teeth or the Tooth Fairy? Perfect for any occasion (or as holiday stocking stuffers), we’ve gathered a list of eight fun, silly, creative, and educational children’s books that would most definitely receive the Tooth Fairy’s stamp of approval!