Jul 27 2022

Have Some Fun in the Sun to Support Dental Health

Has your little one played outside today? Whether you have a little miss (or mister) sunshine, you might be surprised that catching a few extra rays of sunshine can improve your child’s health. Spending a little time with Mother Nature comes with many benefits, including access to much-needed vitamin D. Continue reading to learn how […]

Jul 20 2022

Jaw Pain and Seasonal Allergies: How are they connected?

Just when you think you’re finished with spring allergies, summer allergies come along. Typically, summer allergy season commences in June and ends in September, but you might notice children’s allergy symptoms peaking in June and July. Aside from watery eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion, you might notice that your child wakes up with a sore […]

Jul 13 2022

Why aren’t my child’s baby teeth straight, and should I be concerned?

Granted, virtually nothing matches the cuteness of a newborn’s toothless smile. Just wait until their first few teeth debut. Typically, a baby’s first tooth emerges between 6 months and a year. By age 3, most children have a complete smile consisting of 20 baby teeth. But what can you do if your baby’s teeth are […]

Jul 06 2022

Rise and Shine with These Breakfast Foods

The morning is the perfect opportunity to set intentions for the day, and research supports that starting your day with a balanced breakfast can positively impact your overall wellbeing. If you’re having trouble deciding what to put on your next grocery list, start your day with one of the following healthy breakfast foods that can […]

Jun 29 2022

Are these seemingly healthy foods damaging your child’s smile?

A popular belief is that “you are what you eat,” and this adage certainly gains merit when keeping your child’s teeth and gums in tip-top shape. Many foods can contribute to plaque buildup—the culprit behind gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health problems. Surprisingly, the following foods are a smile’s worst nightmare: Starchy Food […]

Jun 22 2022

The Most Common Questions Regarding Toothbrush Care

National Toothbrush Day falls on June 26th, and as a parent, you probably understand that daily brushing is crucial to keeping teeth healthy. Still, parents surveyed by Delta Dental admitted that getting their children to brush their teeth regularly is one of the most challenging things they have to get their kids to do. (Brushing […]

Jun 15 2022

Father’s Day is Here, and Here’s How to Celebrate

Coincidentally, Father’s Day falls in the same month as Oral Health Month and Men’s Health Month. So, Dr. Matt and his team have compiled our favorite dental care tips for fathers and their children: Lead By Example There’s no better role model than you, Dad! It’s no secret that your kids watch and learn from […]

Jun 08 2022

June is Oral Health Month

Although school is out for summer, your child’s first teacher works year-round: you! This month, Dr. Matt and his dental team celebrate Oral Health Month, and you’re invited! We’ve devised this kid-friendly, true-false trivia game about oral health so that you and your family can play and learn together. 1. True or False: Smiling can […]

May 25 2022

Is your child mature enough for mouthwash? Follow these five safety tips!

When you stroll down the oral care aisle, odds are you’ve seen brightly-colored mouthwashes marketed towards children. As a parent first and consumer second, you might be wondering: Is mouthwash safe to use, or is it necessary? When can my child start using mouthwash? Is my child responsible enough to start using mouthwash? In this […]