Posts Tagged: children’s oral health



November 23rd, 2017
Get Your Floss On For National Flossing Day

Are you still working on some of those leftovers after a huge – and delicious – meal yesterday? Some of that food may still be trying to work its way out from between your teeth, too. It’s the day after Thanksgiving – which makes it National Flossing Day! Take a quick refresher course on the… Read more »

October 25th, 2017
Have a tooth-friendly Halloween!

Trick-or-treating is one of the best parts of being a kid. Who doesn’t love dressing up and eating a bunch of free candy? Below, dental hygienist Leah shares some tips to help your family have a fun and tooth-friendly Halloween.

August 23rd, 2017
Preparing your teeth for the Minnesota State Fair

The end of August means two things for Minnesotans: The close of summer, and the beginning of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. By and large, native Minnesotans usually fall into one of two categories: Those who hate the Fair, and those who love it. If you’re one of the latter, get your teeth ready for the Minnesota… 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 »

July 5th, 2017
Should my teenager have their wisdom teeth removed?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Your family dentist recommends that your teenager sees an oral surgeon for removal of their wisdom teeth. But what if they aren’t experiencing any pain or problems with them right now? Although pain is an important factor in determining whether or not wisdom teeth – also known as third molars… Read more »

July 3rd, 2017
Summertime Sweets Can Be Good for Teeth

Sweet treats are a summertime staple, but they don’t always have to be tough on teeth. Instead of sugar-filled ice cream and ice pops – which can leave teeth vulnerable to sugar attacks that increase the risk of tooth decay – consider satisfying your sweet tooth with fruits. Along with many overall health benefits, sweet-satisfying… Read more »