Posts for tag: Healthy

By Courtney
April 01, 2016
Category: Preventive
Tags: Healthy    Preventive   mouth   pediatric   dentist   acid   erosion   children  

Many of our favorite foods and drinks cause our teeth harm and we don't even know it! Apples, bananas, honey and salad dressings are just a few!

Tooth enamel starts to dissolve at a pH below 5. 5 and dentin at a pH below 6.7. 

 

Be aware of how many acidic foods and drinks your children are eating everyday to preven acid erosion! 

 

By Courtney
February 12, 2016
Category: Mouth Monsters
Tags: Healthy    Preventive   monster   AAPD   mouth   madness   teeth   pediatric   dentist  

In celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month, the AAPD is hosting a tooth care tournament! 

The Monsters, Tooth D.K., Ginger Bite-Us, and Tartar the Terrible match up in week two against fluoride!

To follow the Mouth Monsters Mouth Madness tournament, check out the American Academy of Peidatric Dentistry's website! 

By Courtney
January 14, 2016
Tags: Healthy    lifestyle   go   active  

5-2-1-0 Let's Go! is a program of the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. The Let's Go! program is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent childhood obesity. 

5 - servings of fruits and veggies

2 - or less hours of screen time (iPad, televsion, etc.)

1 - hour or more of physical activity

0 - sugary drinks - drink more water! 

You can visit www.letsgo.org for more 5-2-1-0 tips! 

By Courtney
November 19, 2015
Category: Preventive
Tags: Healthy    fun   monster   AAPD   mouth  

In January 2014, the AAPD launched Mouth Monsters, an exciting, and interactive way to get little minds interested in their oral health! 

Published on November 17th, Mouth Monsters released "A Day of Dental Health." A simple "IQ" quiz to get little minds thinking about the health of the mouths! 

Please follow the link for more information on the Monster-Free Mouths Movement

By Courtney
September 15, 2015
Category: Lunch
Tags: Lunch   Healthy    school   lunchbox  

School morning are super busy, getting the kids out of bed, dressed, and out the door can be challenging enough. Why spend extra time trying to decide what to pack for a healthy lunch? 

Pre-made lunches that can be made and stored for a week are an excellent go-to!

Protein is a must for lunch, it gives your child the fuel they need to finish out the day and keep them full. Good sources of protein are deli meat and cheese. Fresh fruits and veggies are also a must for a well-balanced meal.

Check out our Facebook for more lunch and snack ideas!