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 […]
There are resources out there to help your children recognize the importance of good oral health. These outlets can help teach your children more on how to brush properly, and take care of teeth through the foods we eat and more. In addition to Molar Man and his quest to fight plaque, there are children’s […]
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.
Going to the dentist for the first time can be scary for a child. My 3 1/2 year old just had her first official appointment. She has been with my husband and me every 6 months since her first birthday and would watch and sit in the chair, but has never let the dentist actually look in her mouth…
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.
While there isn’t any one specific age that is ideal for every child to get braces, there are a few signs and factors that contribute to the ideal age for your child. Look into these factors in helping you decide when is the right time for your child to receive braces.
There have been many debates between mothers who choose to breastfeed and those that prefer to use formula to feed their babies. While not everyone may have the ability or the option to breastfeed, those who do should consider doing so. There are many benefits that can be brought to both the child and […]