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3 Tips to Help Your Kids Ease into Fall

August. It’s hot, summer is nearly over, and your children have already started to mourn their eventual return to school. No matter their age, for your kids, August – despite its length of days, is nearly over the day it begins. School, is indeed, right around the corner. So, for our favorite parents across this…

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7 New Ways to Prepare for Fall

There are a lot of “sevens” in September. There’s the name; which is derived from the Latin “Septem,” literally meaning seven; then there’s the fact that other than the vowel “e,” the word September has seven different letters in it (neat!); and the curious fact that September was actually the seventh month of the year at one…

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Band Instruments and Your Teeth

We all know learning a musical instrument enhances cognition, trains focus, and helps channel adolescent energy. There’s also the added benefit of a built-in social network of kids working to bring alive once again the musical works of the masters. In spite of all that good stuff, though, some instruments might pose a hazard to…

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Choosing the Right Sippy Cup

Sippy cups. The cup for toddlers. Or, is it? After all, there’s the “transition cup,” the “toddler cup” and the “kid bottle.” Which is correct? Then there are a multitude of styles and materials to choose from … not to mention the fact that certain types of sippy cups tend to land kids in the…

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Are there Non-Surgical Means of Fixing an Underbite?

If you’ve ever had the occasion to speak with someone about how to correct an underbite, your conversation no doubt centered on the painful idea of having to “break” the jawbone, weeks on a liquid diet because of a jaw that was then wired shut, and the application of braces both before and aftersurgery. Understandably, such…

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Frequent Headaches? The Cause May Be in Your Mouth

Frequent Headaches? The Cause May Be in Your Mouth Did you know that in many cases, frequent, or even constant headache pain can be treated more effectively by your dentist, instead of by your GP? Headaches are strange beasts. Their cause is often elusive, and they can range from mildly irritating to unrelentingly painful. Since…

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Three Kid-Friendly Summer Tips as We Tip Closer to The Sun!

June 21st marks the day when, with a little tilt of the earth’s semi-axis, the earth leans a wee bit closer to the sun and ushers in … what those of us in the northern hemisphere have been looking forward to for a long time … Summer! Yeah! Off come the jackets, and out comes the sunscreen, the…

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How to Choose the Mouthwash that’s Right for You

Choosing a mouthwash can be a lot like deciding on a new cereal – the choices seem endless and can be confusing enough to forgo choosing anything at all. So how does one decide? And, really, aren’t all mouthwashes essentially the same? Well, the fascinating thing about mouthwash is – they’re actually not all the…

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Get Your Child’s Mouth Vacation-Ready

Summer is about to burst on the scene. And with it, your “free time” will turn to “busy time” as you plan, plan, plan for your relaxing summer vacation.  So while you’re thinking about where you’ll go, where you’ll eat, and what you’ll see along the way, don’t forget to schedule your children for a…

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Fix Those Fluoride Stains Today!

Have you noticed white or brown splotches or streaks on your child’s teeth? If you’re alarmed and beginning to think it is a form of tooth decay, you’ll be pleased to learn it’s more likely a case of mild to moderate dental fluorosis. Fluorosis occurs when tooth enamel is exposed to too much fluoride early…

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