The Summer months are full of awesome outdoor activities. Whether your talking about the swimming pool, skate board, bicycles or just your average field and court sports, they all go into full swing when the weather warms up. Unfortunately too many children are not properly protected against the common falls and accidents that go along with these sports and activities. Doctors and dentists commonly refer to the "T" area of the face as these injuries come through their doors.
Tooth decay is all about chemistry. The process of enamel erosion that leads to eventual caries or what we would call a cavity can be traced back to the chemistry of the human mouth. The chemistry begins with the bacteria that is commonly carried in our mouths. This bacteria must feed on carbohydrates in order to exist and thrive. The byproduct of the bacteria digesting the carbohydrates that we have in our mouth, is acid. The acid that is left behind by these bacterias can e
I came across an article posted on imom.com that referred to 7 ways to prevent childhood video game addictions. I found the article interesting and personally perplexing at the same time. Interesting in that there is such a phenomenon, but perplexing in that I see in my own children the propensity to be caught up in their electronic devices or video games for hours at a time. With that said, I found myself feeling very convicted this morning. I say convicting in that it wasn'
Childhood tooth decay or caries as is the clinical term, is the most prevelant disease amongest children ages 2-11. The only comforting factor in this revelation is that the disease is totally preventable. With the appropriate education and discipline, children can fight off this disease. Brushing 2 times a day for 2 mins and flossing before bedtime is all that is required. Seems easy enough, but the reality of the everyday battle against the disease shows slow progress. Chec
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Not only is it a patriotic event that reminds us of how blessed we are to live in such a great nation, but it also holds some of my fondest memories of growing up in Oklahoma. From watermelon feasts, to music festivals and fireworks shows the holiday is just one big moment of excitement. Along with excitement comes the tradition of fireworks. Now there are two classifications in my opinion when it comes to fireworks. There are t