Articles About Oral Care

What to Expect When Your Child Gets Wisdom Teeth Removed

What to Expect When Your Child Gets Wisdom Teeth Removed

Being the parent of teenagers is an emotionally exhausting job. From the time we teach them what to expect in junior high to the advice for teens when they get their license, we endure the ups and downs of their hormone-driven emotions. You ...
10 Things to Consider When Selecting an Orthodontist

10 Things to Consider When Selecting an Orthodontist

We’ve spent the last six years on a journey to find a perfect smile. I’m not talking about board games, trips to Disney or enjoying a family cruise, although those do generate a lot of laughter and joy thus resulting in smiles. ...
Five Tips for Helping Kids Succeed

Five Tips for Helping Kids Succeed

Why is it that kids don’t want to do things that are good for them? Think about it… Exercising, eating their vegetables, showering, washing their face and hands and brushing their teeth are among the things that just about every ...
Is Your Mouth Killing Your Chances?

Is Your Mouth Killing Your Chances?

Parenting is tough. Teaching kids about why they have to have shots at the doctor, or why they can’t play in the street. Explaining why candy is not a proper breakfast and the importance of saying please and thank you. It’s an e ...
Make Oral Hygiene a Game for Your Child

Make Oral Hygiene a Game for Your Child

Have you ever noticed that even the coolest things lose their luster? The excitement surrounding the newness of it begins to fade. A favorite teddy bear is vanquished and a new one takes its place. The can’t-forget-to-restock grocery ...
Smiling: 21 Days Later

Smiling: 21 Days Later

There is no doubt that as an adult, I’m well aware of what is good for my health and what is not. Yet 21 days ago, I shared my concerns about oral hygiene then openly admitted my faults. Driven by a combination of exhaustion and lazin ...
Can 21 Days Make a Difference?

Can 21 Days Make a Difference?

Growing up, I had horrible experiences with the dentist. My parents emphasized good habits of brushing our teeth and made sure we were happy with the toothbrushes and toothpaste we had. From what I remember, we did a pretty good job. Unfort ...