Posts Tagged: teeth



December 18th, 2017
Five tips for getting toddlers to brush

The fresh, clean feeling that comes with a good smile-scrubbing session is enough to get most people to brush – but toddlers aren’t “most people.” According to a pediatrician and author Dr. William Speaks, toddlers are mainly motivated by having fun and being happy. If you’ve got a pint-sized protestor on your hands, your best… Read more »

July 31st, 2017
Which Tooth is That?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Did you know that each of your teeth have individual names? Your baby (primary) teeth are identified by their own letters, and permanent teeth are identified by numbers.     In addition to being named, each “type” of tooth also has a very specific job! Incisors are used for biting… Read more »

May 16th, 2017
A Guide to Toothbrushes

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS So you’ve made your way into the oral care aisle at your favorite store when you’re bombarded with what seems like millions of choices in toothbrushes. Which is the right brush for you? How about for your kids? Some ideas to keep in mind when selecting your next brush: Manual… Read more »

March 9th, 2017
Tooth Myths
February 14th, 2017
Presidential Teeth

Presidents Day, originally created to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, is a day set aside to remember all those who have served as leaders for our country. You’ve probably learned about our former presidents’ accomplishments – but did you ever learn about their teeth? From dentures made with hippopotamus tusks to top-secret mouth surgery, our presidents’… Read more »

February 14th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah: How do I get my kid to brush?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “With our busy schedule, my wife and I struggle to get our 4-year-old to brush her teeth in the morning. We usually end up doing a really quick job on the way out the door, which I’m sure leaves lots of sugar bugs behind. Do you have any tips for… Read more »