March is National Nutrition Month! Getting your five daily servings of fruits and veggies is good for more than just your body, it's also good for your teeth!
When you think of cavity-causing foods, the first thing that comes to mind is CANDY! But the decay process can start when naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth comes into contact with any form of sugar, including the natural sugars in milk and breastmilk, fruit juice, and processed carbohydrates like chips and crackers.
Tips for healthy eating and healthy teeth:
Stay hydrated with plain water to promote saliva flow. Water is essential to overall body functioning and saliva naturally protects teeth.
Cleanse the mouth after eating. Brushing is ideal, but when that's not possible, drink plenty of water!
Always brush and floss before going to bed for the night and do not allow a bottle or sippy cup of any beverage other than water at bedtime. Don't allow food and drink to eat away at your child's teeth while they sleep!
58 million pounds of chocolate are bought during Valentine's Day week?
Children will receive 39% of all Valentine's Day candy and gifts
Cavities are almost 100% preventable!
After you read your cards and eat your chocolates, don't forget to show your teeth some love! Kids should always brush twice a day for 2 minutes each time and floss at night before bed. Brushing after eating candies and/or drinking plenty of water after sugary snacks can also help reduce the risk of cavities.
Healthy home habits combined with visiting a pediatric specialist every 6 months is the best way to keep your kids cavity-free!
We're dedicated to providing safe, fun, quality dental care for all our kiddos!
Our COVID-19 protocols are in place to keep your family safe!
Masks are required for all guests ages 3 and up
You car is the waiting room! Check in via text message from your car when you arrive.
E-forms will be sent to you prior to your appointment. You can complete forms online any time that's convenient for you and avoid handling pens and clipboards in the office.
The total number of guests in the office at the same time is limited. Parents, we encourage you to wait in the car during your child's appointment (ages 5yrs +). If accompanying your child, we can accommodate one parent to be present. Please do not bring other family members or siblings to the office if they do not have appointments.
Common areas are disinfected regularly.
Treatment rooms are thoroughly sanitized between visitors.
All of our instruments are individually wrapped and heat sterilized, with regular quality control testing.
Preventive dental care is an important part of maintaining a healthy, cavity-free smile! Remember to schedule your child's dental check-ups every 6 months.