Clinician’s Corner: Back to school and… back to the dentist!
Maintaining a child’s oral and overall health requires more than daily toothbrushing and flossing. Seeing a dentist regularly for preventive care is an important part of a child’s complete wellness.
Tips for creating a healthy routine for your family at home!
We asked Dr. Eileen Crespo, Vice President of Medical Services and practicing pediatrician of 20 years, how families can maintain a healthy routine while complying with stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines. Check out her tips here!
Have a fang-tastic Halloween!
Don't be spooked by all of the candy your child might eat— Halloween can still be fun and tooth-friendly if you follow these oral health tips!
Dentists, your child and oral health
From the first visit through their teenage years, your child’s dentist has an essential role in their oral health.
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!
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!
The state of vaping
You may have recently received breaking news alerts about e-cigarettes, or vaping, being considered a crisis in America. While vaping has been advocated as a healthier way to quit smoking, the FDA has recently put out alarm bells about its content and its effect on teenagers, which has many wondering what exactly vaping is and what is going on.
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.