Children’s Dental Health Month has come and passed, we’re already very well entrenched in promoting the Spring Cleaning digital dental health message. But just because it isn’t National Children’s Dental Health month doesn’t mean we need to stop broadcasting some kid-centric dental reading material when we come across it.
Getting our kids to the dentist is a big deal for children’s oral health and overall health, tooth decay is America’s #1 chronic childhood disease.
Parents set positive examples of dental hygiene, communicate the importance of flossing, and demonstrate proper brushing technique 2x 2mins per day but sometimes kids still don’t get the message. Sometimes it’s not such an easy task to get our kids to the dentist, parents need some dental help.
Whether we’re talking the latest in dental-centric apps, a bluetooth enabled toothbrush , or those old-fashioned things kids these days call books, parents have an array of aides to teach proper dental hygiene and make getting to and through kid’s dental appointments easier.
Who knew equine dentistry was such an exploding field?
That’s no punch line either, according to this recent news story out of Texas – well the video is from Florida but they must do it in Texas too – horse dentists are in high demand.
Commonly referred to as ‘floating’ a horse’s teeth, a practice said to once be reserved only for the most pompous of polo ponies out there, with more exposure of the practice we’re able to learn how the benefits of having your horse dentist walk into the equine office become a lot more clear than perhaps the less than indistinguishable if not reminiscent odor.
And that’s no dog and pony show. Read More
We’re always looking to share beneficial dental products, engaging dental health news, and certainly anything related to improving our experience taking our kids to the dentist.
In our last post we focused on children’s book author Lynn Swanson, and her latest book, Caraboose the Tooth Fairy Moose. Even though we had more than a little fun with book review, Lynn was kind enough to put up with our silly questions and share some background inspiration on her writing.
When the digital dental health conversation centers on children’s oral health or dental care for kids, talk usually revolves around either their innate (it’s learned not genetic) fear of the dentist, candy coated concoction energy drink soda overload, or how kid’s tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in America.
Not so with this enthralling installment of Dental Patient News…
Today we settle the dental scope on none other than Caraboose: The Tooth Fairy Moose.
Is this Caraboose training his crosshairs on our children’s teeth for profit, or is he simply an unknowing kind-hearted shill of sorts?
We’re going to burst your bubble here… Read More
2 Creative Ways to Remove a Child’s Loose Tooth
With thoughts of turkey and football over-indulgence winning out over any dental-centric health news this shortened Thanksgiving week, we simply look to showcase a couple all too often overlooked methods of tooth extraction…the family dog, and the Nerf® gun.
Enjoy these two short videos, and then vote on which one you think takes the tooth! Read More
Reports of dentists bribing kids for their trick-or-treat bounties are running rampant this October. Factions of opportunistic dentists continue to harass local neighborhood kids in an effort to ultimately to satisfy their sweet tooth – or teeth.
Probably the most infamously successful strategies employed by these sugar-charged tooth jockeys is the so-called Candy Buy Back programs aimed at separating kid from candy. Read More
We’ll try to be mindful of the semantic gap here between cause and effect when we start talking about things like oral systemic dentistry and oral health relating to overall health.
It seems simple for us non-doctor types to make the connection; we can all probably see how the state of our dental health has a direct impact on our overall health. If our teeth and gums look, feel, and are unhealthy – we can pretty much assume the inflammation, infection, and any other oral malady affecting our teeth and gums will eventually trickle down around and throughout other parts of our bodies.
Makes sense, now tell me how we’re going to work together on fixing it doc! Read More
Making the grade when it comes to maintaining children’s oral health can sometimes seem like a tough proposition for both kids and parents. Kids hate brushing their teeth, and parents have more pressing concerns than scheduling regular dental appointments, right?
Good oral health habits may start early, but that doesn’t mean it’s ever too late to flip the dental health and overall health script – especially with the building body of research highlighting the oral systemic connection.
With a down economy impacting everything from national credit ratings to historically low mortgage rates, are our collective financial woes really responsible for impacting the quality of our children’s oral health, and in turn, their performance at school too? Read More
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.
How can our dentists help recognize the warning signs and offer treatment associated with acid reflux disease? Read More