Posts for tag: Untagged
Time It Right:
- Eat Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals shortly after mealtime.
Stay Away from Sweet Snacks:
- Snacking can increase your risk of cavities, and it's double trouble if you keep grabbing sugary treats from the candy bowl. Snacking on candy throughout the day is not ideal for your dental health or diet.
Choose Candy Carefully:
- Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. The length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth deacy. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to an increase risk of tooth decay.
Avoid Sticky Situations:
- Sticky candies cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.
Tooth decay in young children, sometimes known as "baby bottle tooth decay" often occurs when children are put to bed with a bottle or use a bottle as a pacifier.
Baby bottle tooth decay often occurs in the upper front teeth, but can also affect other teeth. The most common cause is frequent, prolonged exposure to sugar, such as milk or juice in your baby's bottle.
What can you do to prevent tooth decay in infants? The American Dental Association reccommends the following:
- Gently brushing your child's teeth when they start to come in
- Do not fill your baby's bottle with juice or soft drinks
- If your child uses a pacifier, use a clean one, not one dipped in sugar or honey
Help your child achieve a lifetime of oral health by encouraging healthy habits early!
Join us in welcoming Ms. Courtney to our team! Courtney is from Bardstown and joined us early this summer. Courtney brings a pleasant attitude to compliment our wonderful team:Jane, Britney, Phyllis and Dr. Swain!
Courtney will be updating our blog on a regular basis, if you have a topic you would like discussed, please let us know!
Good luck to all students starting a new school year! Smile bright!
We are approaching Halloween and the Sugar Trick or Treats.
I see them mostly as TRICKS. You might want to visit care.com
for 9 tips for controlling the candy chaos.
Please stay healthy!!
What do the following have in common?
*A knee or elbow
*A hard surface, such as the ground or the bottom of a swimming pool
They all are things that could easily come into contact with your child's mouth when participating in sports. And they all have the potential for damaging or knocking out teeth, or fracturing or dislocating a jaw.
Even swimming, with all of its gentility, poses serious hazards for your child's teeth. Common swimming pool accidents occur when children, swimming underwater, quickly ascend to the surface, hitting the hard ledge, and loosening the front tooth. Running on slippery, slick cement and ceramic pool surfaces also can send your child headfirst into the ground increasing the likelihood of a chipped or loose tooth.
According to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, many sports-related emergencies involving teeth can be avoided by following the rules and remembering dental first aid steps. If your child participates in any sports, a mouth guard is a smart investment. Mouth guards are soft plastic devices that fit over the front of your child's mouth, protecting his teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums from sports-related injuries. A well fitting mouth guard can protect your child from injuries to the teeth, face, and even some severe injuries to the head.
Please contact us with any questions, and if an injury occurs call us as soon as possible at 897-3239 for an emergency contact number.