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Diet, Cavities, & Bug Poop

Diet, Cavities, & Bug Poop

What does that mean? It’s not only WHAT you eat but HOW you eat that affects your decay rate. If you are a frequent eater (lots of snacking or multiple small meals throughout the day) you are at risk for getting cavities. Bacteria that live on your teeth are always looking for that next meal.... Read more »

December 21, 2016
Pediatric dentist examining a little boys teeth

A Second Opinion

Feeling comfortable with a pediatric dentist’s recommendation for your child’s oral health care is obviously important. For example, if a dentist says the ONLY way to treat your child is through general anesthesia/putting your child to sleep, you should consider a second opinion. If a dentist recommends extracting a tooth instead of saving it, you... Read more »

July 22, 2016

A Second Opinion

Feeling comfortable with a pediatric dentist’s recommendation for your child’s oral health care is obviously important. For example, if a dentist says the ONLY way to treat your child is through general anesthesia/putting your child to sleep, you should consider a second opinion. If a dentist recommends extracting a tooth instead of saving it, you... Read more »

July 22, 2016
Pediatric dentist examining a little boys teeth

Dental Apps For Your Mobile Device

As with everything else in life, if it exists, then there is an app for it. Oral health is no exception, especially for young patients. Google Play and iTunes have a plethora of mobile apps. Some of these work well, others not so much. Here are a few to consider if you have anymore memory... Read more »

March 28, 2016

Felix Tooth Paste

This is a family recipe from for those who like to do-it themselves. There are a variety of reasons one would want to make their own toothpaste. We think people should use what works best for them. However, one of our patient’s parents decided to come up with their own version of tooth paste using... Read more »

November 12, 2015

Felix Tooth Paste

This is a family recipe from for those who like to do-it themselves. There are a variety of reasons one would want to make their own toothpaste. We think people should use what works best for them. However, one of our patient’s parents decided to come up with their own version of tooth paste using... Read more »

November 12, 2015

Is Gum Chewing Really Good for Your Teeth?

There is already evidence that chewing sugar-free gum may reduce cavity formation primarily from stimulation of saliva production. Saliva has an anti-bacterial effect and additional saliva washing over your teeth is a good thing. Now there is new evidence that chewing sugar-free gum also “traps” bacteria so that they are not available to harm your... Read more »

September 25, 2015

Managing Canker Sores

We have a new way of managing those pesky canker sores that seem to plague our patients. Based on new literature, here are some factors that can provoke an outbreak: Cinnamon oil Genetics Stress Estrogen shifts Mild oral trauma Toothpaste containing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and or tarter control formulations Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a... Read more »

July 21, 2015

Managing Canker Sores

We have a new way of managing those pesky canker sores that seem to plague our patients. Based on new literature, here are some factors that can provoke an outbreak: Cinnamon oil Genetics Stress Estrogen shifts Mild oral trauma Toothpaste containing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and or tarter control formulations Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a... Read more »

July 21, 2015
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