Oral Health & Nutrition

Nutrition is funamental to maintaining your child's dental health. Learn all about what children should – and should not – eat, for optimal oral health.


5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

5 Quick and Easy Oral Health-Friendly Treats

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in General Information, Health & Nutrition

Sugar can be bad news when it comes to oral health, and it should be consumed in moderation to avoid cavities. But that doesn't mean you have to neglect your sweet tooth! Try these 5 low-sugar sweet treats instead.

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3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Children’s Teeth

Posted May 10th, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

We all know that sugar, in the form of things candy, pop and other sweets, can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth. But there are hidden sugars lurking in some unexpected places; here are just a few.

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5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

5 Surprising Things the Dentist Can Tell by Looking at Your Child’s Teeth

Posted Mar 22nd, 2017 in General Information, Health & Nutrition

Your child’s dentist can tell a variety of things about your child’s daily life and health simply by examining his or her teeth. Here are four things you may not realize the dentist can deduce!

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Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad for Teeth?

Posted Jan 3rd, 2017 in Health & Nutrition

Parents often ask our dentists whether or not sugar substitutes have and adverse effect on oral health like real sugar does. The short answer is no, but read on to find out more.

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How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

How Does Pop Affect Teeth?

Posted Oct 5th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Pop is a fun treat that most children can enjoy occasionally with no negative impact on oral health. But pop should definitely only be an occasional treat, as it can do a lot of damage to children’s teeth when consumed in excess!

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5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

5 Foods That Help Keep Teeth Clean

Posted Aug 5th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

While there is no replacement for daily brushing and flossing when it comes to keeping your children’s teeth healthy and clean, there are a few different types of food that can help!

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Hydration & Oral Health

Hydration & Oral Health

Posted Aug 3rd, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

It may surprise you to learn that many people, and even children, are continually mildly dehydrated day to day. This can have serious oral health consequences.

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Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Non-Dairy Calcium Sources

Posted Jun 1st, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Dairy products are probably the most commonly known source of calcium, and they’re very kid-friendly, too. But if dairy isn’t an option for your child, there are many good sources of calcium out there that are dairy-free.

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Sugar & Tooth Decay

Sugar & Tooth Decay

Posted May 26th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

While most people know that sugar causes tooth decay, many people don’t completely understand how exactly that works. And they also often don’t realize how much sugar they’re really consuming.

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 Protein & Oral Health

Protein & Oral Health

Posted Apr 27th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Most people know that calcium is an important part of keeping growing teeth strong and healthy. However, there are many other dietary elements that are important to the good oral health of children, and protein is one of them.

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Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Vitamins & Minerals for Good Oral Health

Posted Apr 13th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Many of the same vitamins and minerals necessary for children's general health are an equally important part of their oral health. The following vitamins and minerals will help keep your children’s teeth and gums strong and healthy.

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Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Healthy Party Treats For Kids

Posted Mar 9th, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

Many parents struggle to find oral health-friendly treats and snacks to serve at their kids’ birthday parties that are also fun and appetizing. The following suggestions are sure to be a hit with adults and children alike!

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Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

Are Sports Drinks Bad For Teeth?

Posted Feb 3rd, 2016 in Health & Nutrition

There is a common misconception that sports drinks are a healthier choice than other common drinks, such as pop or fruit juice, but in fact, they can cause serious damage to your teeth.

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Calcium & Oral Health

Calcium & Oral Health

Posted Dec 30th, 2015 in Health & Nutrition, Helpful Tips for Parents

Including calcium-rich foods and beverages, such as dairy products and dark leafy greens, in your child’s diet can have many long-term health benefits, particularly in terms of oral health.

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Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Posted Dec 23rd, 2015 in Health & Nutrition, Helpful Tips for Parents

A great way to curb your children’s sugar intake during the Christmas time is to provide some healthier festive alternatives now and again. Here are some of our favorite ideas!

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Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Refined Carbohydrates & Oral Health

Posted Nov 11th, 2015 in Health & Nutrition, Helpful Tips for Parents

Refined carbohydrates break down into simple sugars when they linger in the mouth, making them just as bad as sugary sweets when it comes to your child’s oral health.

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Oral-Health Friendly Halloween Treat and Snack Ideas

Oral-Health Friendly Halloween Treat and Snack Ideas

Posted Oct 21st, 2015 in Health & Nutrition, Helpful Tips for Parents

Halloween is the scariest time of year - when it comes to spooks and ghouls, of course, but also when it comes to oral health!

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Packing School Lunches For Good Oral Health

Packing School Lunches For Good Oral Health

Posted Sep 14th, 2015 in Health & Nutrition, Helpful Tips for Parents

Packing a wholesome but tasty lunch for your kids to bring to school can be difficult, but it is fundamental to their oral health.

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