Tag Archives: Dental Health
Diet isn’t just something that affects physical health; it also has an impact on dental health. The foods you eat affect teeth and gums in addition to weight and health more generally. Consuming excessive amounts of starches and sugars can produce harmful acids that lead to tooth decay, and this is one of the most […]
Anyone who has young kids knows that it is not always easy getting them to floss their teeth. Like any part of dental care, it can be hard to motivate kids to take that important step in flossing. For very young kids getting into a flossing routine is great to encourage long term dental health, […]
Pacifiers are a popular method to help babies stop crying, but the risks to developing teeth is something that must be considered when giving pacifiers to children. Babies and young children are undergoing rapid teeth development, and are vulnerable to damage from anything entering their mouth. When the teeth erupt from the gums and begin […]
Halloween is a fun time for kids but potentially a problem for teeth. The entire holiday is centered on candy and can be a headache for parents who want to keep kids from overindulging in the sweets. The best solution for the candy binges that often occur on Halloween is to encourage moderate consumption of […]
Good dental health contributes positively to quality of life, self-esteem, and general wellness. People with mental illness are often less likely to make dental health a priority and, inversely, those with poor dental health may be more likely to suffer from depression and other poor quality of life decisions like smoking and drug use.
About a month ago we found out that my 5 1/2 year old son needed to receive 4 fillings. I was more than a little nervous for him since we barely made it though his simple 6 month check-up. He is a little dramatic and there were some tears and screaming in that first appointment. This time I vowed to myself to take some precautions.
Everyone from kids to adults have been guilty of craving that bedtime snack late at night. While we have heard time and time again that this isn’t healthy, there are some snacks that will be much better than others in terms of oral and all around health. Choose one of these next time the late […]
Food! We gotta eat it to live. Luckily, it tastes so, so good! But let’s consider for a moment which foods help or hurt our dental health. It turns out there are some surprising food heroes and villains. Let’s start with the obvious. Foods that Hurt Our Dental Health Here’s a list of the worst offenders […]