5 teeth tips for school sports
School sports have begun, and players are hitting the field. Through all the ups and downs, don’t let your kid’s oral health get put on the bench. Follow these five tips to maintain terrific teeth from the first practice to the final buzzer.
Boo! How to have a fun – and tooth-friendly – Halloween!
Halloween may be the holiday of candy, but that doesn’t mean your child’s teeth have to suffer! It’s easy to have a fun, and a tooth-friendly, Halloween!
Caring for your braces
For adults and children alike, adding braces to your daily oral care routine can be a challenge. Techniques for brushing, flossing and even eating all change. But it doesn’t have to be difficult!
Calming your kids at the dentist office
One of the most important ways to keep your children cavity-free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. And good news: Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans!
Say “lights out” to kids’ teeth grinding
Is the stress of the new school year causing your kid to grind their teeth? If it is, your child isn’t alone. An estimated 15 to 33 percent of children will grind their teeth at some point, compared to roughly 8 percent of adults. The majority of teeth grinding (also called bruxism) will happen after kids have dozed off to dreamland, which can make it tough for them to know it’s happening. Luckily, parents can help by learning how to spot grinding and how to help their kid overcome it.
Better breakfasts for brighter smiles
Morning time can be the most hectic part of the day for families. Before rushing off to school, many kids sit around the table (or stand up at the counter) to fuel up with the most important meal of the day. But one of the most common breakfast options – cereal – can have some unintended consequences for teeth.
Finish your summer right – see your dentist!
Each year, 100 million Americans forego a dental visit, and that’s a big problem when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. Before your calendar fills up with school activities, athletic events and more, schedule routine dental appointments for your kids and yourself! No matter how good your oral hygiene habits are, a dental visit provides benefits that regular brushing and flossing simply can’t.
Protecting your smile in the sun
August is pool/beach/lake season – which makes it the perfect time to read up on the importance of sun protection. Did you know a particularly important part of your body to protect from the sun is your smile?
Pool time: How to help your kids have fun and keep their teeth safe at a home pool
The outdoor swimming pool is a hallmark of Minnesota summers, and can be a great way for kids to burn off some energy and beat the heat. If your kids are spending a lot of time at an at-home pool (whether your own or a friend’s) this summer, be sure to protect their teeth with these tips: