Posts Tagged: children’s oral health



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 »

March 23rd, 2017
How do you choose a dental plan? Here are the basics.

Choosing a plan can be tough. We lay out the basics to help you decide:   Evaluate your needs. Everyone has different dental health needs – including you and the dependents covered under your plan. Individuals with risk factors such as tobacco use or prior cavities will have different needs, and families with children will… Read more »

March 14th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah: Good behavior at the dental office

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “My daughter just turned 3 and her first dental appointment is coming up in a few weeks. I had bad dental experiences when I was growing up and always hated seeing the dentist. How do I make sure my daughter has better luck than I did?” First, congratulations! A child’s… Read more »

March 7th, 2017
Baby’s Firsts
March 2nd, 2017
Oh, The Places You’ll Brush!

It’s Dr. Seuss Day! We’re celebrating with our very own Dr. Seuss-inspired poem.