Clinician's Corner: Raising a cavity-free kid
It can be difficult to help kids take care of their teeth, but luckily Dr. Eileen Crespo is here to help! Find the information you need to help your kids form a strong oral health routine.
Floss vs. Toothpicks
When you feel something stuck in your teeth, your instinct might be to reach for a toothpick. However, they don't offer the same benefits of dental floss and can even cause harm when used too often or incorrectly.
Help your child floss
Get an early start forming your child's oral health routine. Show them the proper way to floss, and encourage them to make it a daily habit.
What your family history says about your teeth
Did you know that your genetics may provide a window into your risk for oral health issues?
Protecting the littlest smiles
When parents put their little ones to sleep, sometimes they leave them with a bottle. While that might be soothing as they drift off to dreamland, leaving a bottle in the crib can be problematic for tiny teeth. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, take a moment to brush up on the basics of baby bottle tooth decay.
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.
Are you using the right dental floss?
No matter what kind you’re using, flossing is important – and you should do it! But did you know there are different types of dental floss for different kinds of teeth?
Toddlers and cavities: Yes, it happens. Yes, it matters.
It happens to all of us: Skipping our little one’s toothbrush time when we’re rushing to get them out of the door in the morning (or struggling to get them into bed at night). After all, how important can it really be for a two-year-old to brush? Do toddlers actually get cavities – and if they do, does it even matter? The answer to both is yes – and here’s why.
The seeds of good oral health
As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages.