Posts Tagged: children’s oral health



June 20th, 2017
Smile-healthy camping

  If you’re an avid camper, nothing makes you smile more than fresh air, stargazing and good company around a crackling fire. Just don’t get so distracted by the wonders of the great outdoors that you forget to stay on track with your oral health routine! Try these tips to help keep your smile sparkling… Read more »

June 15th, 2017
Maintaining your kids’ oral health routine during the summer

School is just getting out, and kids are back at home, adjusting to a new, class-free schedule. Routine changes can be difficult, even disruptive for children – help them keep their oral health routines in order with these three easy tips:     Bedtimes – and waking times! – can get pretty flexible in the… Read more »

June 12th, 2017
Buying toothbrush for baby

  Health professionals agree: when your baby’s first tooth begins to pop through, it’s time to start brushing teeth. But how do you know what toothbrushes are right? Many dentists recommend starting out with damp gauze or muslin wrapped around your finger to help clean baby’s mouth when that first tooth cuts through. Starting this… Read more »

June 8th, 2017
Planning Ahead: Schedule Back-to-School Dental Appointments Today

  With the school year just over, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is going back to school. But before you abandon notebooks and No. 2 pencils for swimsuits and sunglasses, check this one back-to-school item off your to-do list: Get your kids’ dental appointments scheduled for the summer. Many states require children to… Read more »

May 1st, 2017
Bye-bye binky: Graduating from the pacifier

The pacifier is a parent’s best friend, but can also wind up being a nightmare. While it’s great for calming upset babies—and helping tired parents get a little sleep—some kids have a hard time giving pacifiers up when they get older, which can be a problem for developing teeth. Using pacifiers for the first year… Read more »

April 11th, 2017
What would you do if your teeth never stopped growing?

A chat with the Easter Bunny about bunny teeth By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS   Have you ever wondered how animals take care of their teeth? As spring begins to take root, I sat down to chat with the Easter Bunny to learn how she keeps her teeth healthy throughout the year. Did you know… Read more »