Dentistry For Children Blog

Don't brush your teeth after eating oranges?
02/20/2018

Dentists are fond of reminding our patients of the importance of brushing on a regular basis, at least twice a day. A completely unscientific, random polling of the staff here at Dentistry For Children reveals that most of us brush immediately after waking up, and immediately before going to sleep. However, some of us brush after each meal, and that includes lunch.

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Why Selants Matter
02/02/2018

I happened across a great article  in the New York Times (readers of this blog may have come to the realization that I'm an avid reader of this publication) that sang the praises of the dental sealant.  It still comes as a shock to me to  hear of members of my own profession who still don't place sealants on a routine basis.  At our practice, most of our patients have sealants placed; the rare instances when we elect not to place them are for patients with extremely shallow grooves,  easily cleaned teeth and a history of no cavities.  Otherwise, we are HUGE believers in the value of sealants.

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Ways to control an overactive tongue
02/01/2018
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the tongue as “the soft, movable part in the mouth that is used for tasting and eating food and in human beings for speaking”. While this is true, what the definition leaves out is the fact that the tongue is made up mostly of muscle. This explains why it is so effective in moving food through the oral cavity, and why when one receives lidocaine (‘novocaine’) during a dental procedure, your tongue feels like it’s paralyzed.
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The Magic Liquid that Makes Cavities Go Away!
09/13/2016
What if you, as a parent who has a very young child with a cavity, is told that instead of a 30 minute long appointment consisting of the dreaded shot, drilling, and no small amount of drama, that we could very simply, in less than a minute paint a magic substance on your child's cavity, and voila, cavity is taken care?
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Low pH = High Acidity = Cavities
04/27/2016
What do Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin water, Lemonade, Energy drinks, Snapple and Sprite have in common? They are all cavity causing if one consumes these popular drinks in large quantities.
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Breaking News! Baby teeth matter!
04/06/2016
The New York Times is always a good read. Recently, in honor of April Fools Day, it ran a series that highlighted common misconceptions and sought to debunk some of these common myths. Check out misconception #5.
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How Green Toothpaste Rocks!
03/10/2016
We're always on the lookout for the latest in dentistry, and this newish entry to the world of burgeoning oral health products caught our eye. Developed by an orthodontist, it is a patented disclosing toothpaste (Plaque HD) which is designed to help patients with braces to brush better.
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