Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dental Injuries Can Mean Dental Emergencies

Surfing lessons during summer vacation sound like the ultimate experience when visiting the beach; unless a severe collision between the surfer's face and the board occurs, knocking out or chipping teeth. What a way to ruin a vacation. Whether it's a sporting mishap, an auto or bicycle accident, or a serious fall, a dental injury can occur when least expected. Anytime a permanent tooth is knocked-out or dislodged (when a tooth has been partly pushed into or out of its socket, or sideways) it should be treated as a dental emergency.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Don't Let Kids Take a Vacation from Their Dentail Hygiene Routine

Sleeping in late, staying up past their regular bed time, playing with friends all day, chasing down the ice cream truck. These are just a few of the joys of being a kid during summer vacation. While summer break typically means a more relaxed schedule than the one during the school year, there are some routines that still need to be enforced, like dental hygiene.

Parents, don't let kids off the hook when it comes to brushing and flossing over the summer, especially if they're consuming more surgery snacks and treats like ice cream, popsicles, and other not-so-healthy munchies! Here are some ideas to inspire the kids to keep up with their oral hygiene when it's the last thing they have on their minds.

Friday, July 8, 2016

When Can Kids Start Brushing and Flossing Their Own Teeth?

Before considering when it's time to teach children to brush and floss on their own, let's first review the basics:

The health of your children's teeth and gums is directly linked to their overall well-being. That is why teaching young children, and yes-babies, the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums is extremely important.