The number of children born with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is on the rise. ASD is the third most common developmental disability in the U.S. and occurs more often in boys than girls. The symptoms and severity differ with each child and can be very challenging for a parent or caregiver. Autistic kids may have … Read moreDental Hygiene & the Child with Autism
In the rush to get ready for school, most kids don’t spend enough time brushing their teeth. Poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, the #1 most common chronic childhood disease. Over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illness! Tooth decay is 5 times more common than asthma and … Read moreKids Dental Health Tips for Back-to-School
Growing concern over the chemical added to our foods, water, and dental care products has led people to seek natural alternatives. If you consider that our bodies are our ‘houses’ and our mouths are the ‘doors’, the connection between oral health and overall health makes complete sense! So how can you improve your oral health, … Read moreThe Mouth as the Doorway to the Body
Considering that most young adults spend less than 35 seconds brushing their teeth, kids, if left to their own devices, would spend 0 to 10 seconds brushing. Children and adults should spend 2 minutes brushing their teeth twice a day followed by flossing. There are some who say you should brush for 4 minutes at … Read moreHow Long Should Children Brush Their Teeth?
My friend, Shara, is tired of spending money at the dentist. It seems that no matter how much effort and money she invests in her and her daughter’s mouths, they can’t seem to win their battle against tooth decay. Shara does all the right things. In fact, she probably takes better care of her teeth … Read moreA Mom’s Dental Dilemma
Past studies have found that most infants do not have detectable amounts of Streptococcus mutans until their teeth come in, between 6 months and 2 ½ years old because this bacterium likes to cling to hard surfaces. But the newest data indicates that it can also colonize on other oral surfaces, such as the tongue, … Read moreYour Baby’s Oral Health is Affected by Your Dental Hygiene
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, Baby Bottle Syndrome, Nursing Bottle Mouth, Early Childhood Caries (ECC); these are all terms for tooth decay in a child 6 years old or younger with: 1 or more decayed teeth Missing teeth (resulting from tooth decay) Filled surfaces in any primary (baby) tooth Tooth decay in baby teeth leads to … Read moreTooth Decay in Babies
As moms, we want to make sure that our kids are healthy and happy. It’s difficult to make sure that your child is eating all their fruits & veggies (especially if the dog is the one gaining weight) and getting all their vitamins. So you pop a gummy vitamin in their mouth and send them on … Read moreCavity Culprits: Gummy Vitamins