From our friends at the ADA: Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating—everything would suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities.
Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, fac
There are a many things that can go wrong when your family is on vacation. You can have a hungry bear rummage through your campsite at night, or, a thief could steal your purse as they zoom by on a Vespa. Or, you could have a dental emergency, which for some, could make the bear and the thief scenarios seem like child's play. If your child were to lose a tooth, develop an abscess, or pop a wire in their orthodontics while on vacation, what would you do? The Scouts Have It Rig
AAPD President Dr. Delarosa explains when cosmetic dentistry may or may not be right for children. Most parents have experienced that mortifying moment when a child loudly points out another person’s physical differences in public. Although children ultimately outgrow that outward behavior, their keen perception of others and themselves continues to grow. And in many cases, dealing with their own physical differences can lead to emotional turmoil. According to a study publish
Back’n’forth, back’n’forth – scrubba’ scrubba’ scrubba! Get those teeth clean! Yes, get ‘em clean … but, if your child’s method of brushing more resembles a lumberjack sawing trees in half than it does a gentle massage, they might be in for a lifetime of sensitive teeth, bonding treatments and receding gums. With this in mind, we thought we’d offer our top four tips for avoiding enamel loss when brushing. And the best part is, even parents can benefit from these tips as well!
Break out the bike, the skateboard and the rollerblades … Spring is here … just don’t allow your kids to break their face while they’re at it. No doubt, they’re looking forward to dusting off their sports equipment and getting active outside again. And since April is facial protection month, we want to be sure they hit the pavement (so to speak!) safely. Let’s explore! Helmets Sure, they can be clunky and in the heat of summer, a little on the warm side. But they can also sav
From our friends at the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentists) All parents know teething can be a stressful and trying time filled with sleepless nights. Here are five things parents need to know to navigate the teething landscape, straight from the source – the little tooth that can be a big pain for babies, parents and caregivers alike! 1. You can expect me to show up around the time your little one is 6 – 8 months old. But please have patience! Sometimes I need a li
The proverbial rainiest month of the year is upon us, and soon we’ll be bustling about among the flowers those April showers deliver. It’s also a month bursting at the seams with festive food holidays. One for every day of the month, in fact! So, if the rain starts to get to your kids, fire up the stove, or hit a local restaurant for a taste of this month’s celebrated dishes. We’ve picked a few to share with you, and the verdict on whether they’re good or bad for your kids’ c