Oral Health & Nutrition

Nutrition plays an important role in your child's dental health. Learn all about what children should – and shouldn't – eat, for a healthy, happy smile.


3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

Posted Jul 5th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

We all know that things candy, pop and other sweets contain sugars that can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth. But sugar is also lurking in some unexpected foods and drinks; here are just a few.

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5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

Posted May 24th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition, General Information

The dentist can tell a variety of things about your child’s daily life and health simply by examining his or her teeth. Here are four things you may not realize the dentist can deduce!

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5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

Posted Feb 8th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

We all know that sugar is bad news when it comes to oral health, and that it should be consumed in moderation by children and adults alike. But if you need a quick fix that will satisfy your child’s sweet tooth without giving it a cavity, here are some suggestions for you!

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Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Posted Oct 26th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

As a parent trying to cut back on your children’s sugar consumption for improved oral health, you may be looking at including some sugar substitutes in their diets. And if you are, you may be wondering if sugar substitutes might have and adverse effect on oral health like real sugar does.

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5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

Posted Sep 7th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

There is no replacement for daily brushing and flossing when it comes to keeping your children’s teeth healthy and clean, but there are a few different types of food that can help keep things clean between brushings!

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Hydration & Oral Health

Hydration & Oral Health

Posted Aug 31st, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Many people, and even children, are in a continuous state of mild dehydration day to day. This can have significant oral health consequences.

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How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

Posted Jul 20th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Pop is a fun treat that most children enjoy every now and then. However, It’s important that it remain an occasional treat, as it can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth!

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Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Posted Jun 29th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Dairy products are probably the most commonly known source of calcium, and they’re very kid-friendly, too. But if dairy isn’t an option for your child, there are many good sources of calcium out there that are dairy-free.

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 Protein & Oral Health

Protein & Oral Health

Posted May 25th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Most people know that calcium is an important part of keeping growing teeth strong and healthy. However, there are many other dietary elements that are important to the good oral health of children, and protein is one of them.

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Sugar & Tooth Decay

Sugar & Tooth Decay

Posted May 18th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

While most people know that sugar causes tooth decay, many people don’t completely understand how exactly that works. And they also often don’t realize how much sugar they’re really consuming.

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Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Posted Apr 6th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Many parents struggle to find oral health-friendly treats and snacks to serve at their kids’ birthday parties that are also fun and appetizing. The following suggestions are sure to be a hit with adults and children alike!

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Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

Posted Mar 2nd, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

There is a common misconception that sports drinks are a healthier choice than other common drinks, such as pop or fruit juice, but in fact, they can cause serious damage to your teeth.

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Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Posted Feb 24th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Everything in the body is connected, and many of the same vitamins and minerals necessary for general health are necessary for oral health, too.

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Calcium & Oral Health

Calcium & Oral Health

Posted Jan 20th, 2016 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

Calcium-rich foods and beverages, such as dairy products and dark leafy greens, can have some great long term health benefits, so it's important to include them in your child’s diet.

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Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Posted Dec 9th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

Refined carbohydrates break down into simple sugars when they linger in the mouth, making them just as bad as sugary sweets when it comes to your child’s oral health.

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The Risks of Oral Piercings for Teens

The Risks of Oral Piercings for Teens

Posted Dec 2nd, 2015 in Health & Nutrition, Pediatric Dentistry

Tongue and lip piercings are extremely popular among teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, there are many oral health risks associated with piercings that can cause a lot of harm, both in the short and long term.

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Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Posted Nov 18th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

A great way to curb your children’s sugar intake during the Christmas time is to provide some healthier festive alternatives now and again. Here are some of our favorite ideas!

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Oral Health Friendly School Lunch Ideas

Oral Health Friendly School Lunch Ideas

Posted Oct 26th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

It can be pretty tricky to pack a healthy lunch for your kids to bring to school that your kids will want to eat! But it is fundamental to their oral health.

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Have an Oral Health-Friendly Halloween!

Have an Oral Health-Friendly Halloween!

Posted Oct 1st, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Health & Nutrition

Halloween is a very scary time of year - both when it comes to ghouls and spooks, and when it comes to oral health, too!

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