The Lifetime Impact Of Baby Teeth

Deciduous teeth, also known as primary teeth or baby teeth, are your child’s first teeth. They are the first 20 teeth that will erupt in your kiddos mouth. Baby teeth typically erupt when your child is from age six months to two and a half years old. They typically fall out by the time your […]

Diabetes and Your Child’s Oral Health

According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the link between Diabetes and oral health strongly exists: “Some studies show that those with gum disease have a harder time controlling their blood sugar. Similarly, infections can cause insulin resistance.” For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than is typical. Diabetes […]

The Link Between Tooth Decay and Stunted Growth

According to the National Institute of Health, 8% of children ages 6-11 have untreated dental decay. Similarly, cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases facing children today in the United States. Untreated cavities and decay pose many problems to the overall health and wellbeing of children, such as problems eating, learning and growing. […]

How Oral Hygiene May Affect Your Pregnancy

When finding out about your pregnancy, there are many precautions you are encouraged to take, such as avoiding undercooked fish or meat, alcohol and unpasteurized dairy products. Along with these precautions, one that may be overlooked is maintaining proper oral hygiene! When you become pregnant, your body starts to experience many changes. One of these […]

The Link Between Respiratory Disorders in Children and Oral Health

According to the American Thoracic Society, “cavities and gum disease are due in part to bacterial infection, which can spread to the lungs”. Children with respiratory disorders are at increased risk of developing gingivitis, erosion and periodontal disease. Asthma is a condition that constricts oxygen from entering the airways, creating a difficulty to breathe. Studies […]

Oral Hygiene and Heart Health…What’s the Connection?

Our mouths are the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria! The wet and moist environments in our mouths create the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply. Did you know that on average, a typical human mouth contains about 7 million bacteria, exceeding the number of people who live on earth? We don’t […]

The Link Between Cavities and Insufficient Development

Healthy primary teeth are critical to ensuring your child is on track to hit their overall development benchmarks! Although they will eventually fall out and become replaced with permanent teeth, primary teeth still serve an important role. According to the Pediatric Dentistry Journal, “rampant cavities are associated with insufficient development in children who have no […]

The Effects of Oral Hygiene on Overall Health

We’ve all heard that neglecting proper oral hygiene could result in bad breath, pesky stains, and a build-up of tartar and plaque. However, did you know that proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining your overall health, and ensuring other organs in your body are healthy and strong? Implementing proper oral hygiene into your every-day […]

How does dental health affect the immune system?

Oral health is more important than most people realize! According to the Mayo Clinic, an unhealthy mouth may increase your risk of serious health problems, which can weaken your immune system. Do you know our mouths and are full of bacteria? If untreated, this bacteria can cause disease, inflammation, and/or pain. Regular checkups and professional […]

The Benefits of Fluoride and Sealants

Fluoride & Sealants

The dental field is constantly improving and advancing in technology! There are new and improved methods of dental treatments and restoration work implemented every single day. Two treatment methods that have proved to be extremely beneficial throughout the years are fluoride treatments and sealants. Continue reading for more information about the benefits associated with both […]