Help! My Child Wants to Eat Toothpaste!

For some children, brushing their teeth can be more than a good hygiene practice, it can be an opportunity to snack on some tasty toothpaste. Children’s toothpaste often tastes like bubblegum or candy, so the temptation to eat toothpaste can be...


Why Sugar is the Big Villain

The longer and more frequently teeth are exposed to sugar, the greater the risk of cavities. “Sticky sugar” foods such as sticky caramel, toffee, gum, and dried fruit—particularly when it stays in his mouth and bathes his teeth in sugar...


Eating Habits That Can Harm Teeth

Some eating habits can wreak havoc on your body and your teeth. For example, snacking throughout the day can increase the risk of tooth decay. Sipping soda and frequent nibbling on snack foods increase the rate of harmful acid attacks on tooth enamel...


Give Your Toothbrush Some TLC

Brushing to keep your teeth, gums and tongue healthy and clean is a given for good oral and overall health. But giving your toothbrush some tender loving care is also important. “The oral cavity is home to hundreds of different types of microor...


Does My Child Need Infant Dental Care

As you cradle your infant in your arms and gaze into his cherubic smile, you might naturally wonder when your little one will need to see a pediatric dentist. It is a common misconception that parents should wait for baby teeth to appear before learn...



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