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?
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!