Snacking and Cavities

It’s summertime and everyone is snacking, but when you snack are you thinking about cavities? Cavities are preventable, and we consider it our purpose to give all of our patients as many tools and as much information as we can so that our patients can become cavity free and stay cavity free for life. More to Know About Tooth Decay and Cavities Sure, we have written about cavities before but we were inspired by this post from the dentist dad […]

How Does A Cavity Form?

No one likes to hear they have a cavity.  No one wants to get one.  Yet so many people have had at least one cavity in their lifetime. Why does tooth decay and form cavities? While it is well known that sugar causes cavities, what isn’t known is that cavities are not caused by how much sugar you eat in a day, but rather how frequently you consume the sugar in a day. So how does eating sugar give you […]

Halloween Candy Give Back 2014

The Halloween candy has been out for quite some time now (I have actually seen it next to the Christmas ornaments in some drug stores!) but with Halloween being a mere ten days away it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do with all that candy! We know you certainly don’t want to eat all of it (wasn’t there a New Year’s Resolution about eating better?).  We also know that you certainly don’t want your children to […]

The Reluctant Brusher

Good Oral Habits Start at Home! Do you have a child who doesn’t want to brush their teeth?  Does your child fight you when you tell them it’s time to brush?  If so, you’re not alone.  In fact, I think every parent deals with this in some capacity.  In fact, my kids will be 4 soon and I still encounter it.  My son was always somewhat compliant.  My daughter, on the other hand, was a nightmare.  I’m serious!  She was […]

First Dental Visit

When should a child first visit the dentist? Establishing a Dental Home by Age 1  As a mother, I am often asked questions by other mothers regarding their child’s dental care. I don’t mind. I love talking about dentistry and dental care. What these questions have made me realize, however, is that there are a lot of moms with a lot of questions out there! I intend to use this blog to answer some of the most commonly asked questions. […]