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  • Top Teen Habits That Can Put Teeth At Risk

    Though many teenagers are able to maintain their oral health, late nights and bad habits might result in your teenager neglecting their regular dental care routine. After all, as your child progresses into the throes of teenage-dom, they might start to search for independence in new ways. Between the pressure exerted on them from their peers and an often chaotic social life, brushing their teet...
  • Summer Isn’t So Sweet with These Common Dental Health Issues

    Summer is one of the best times of the year. Not only are spirits high but there are plenty of activities and treats to indulge in throughout the season. If you're a parent, however, you should pay especially close attention to your child's oral health. Summer is a season of health but it's also known for more than a few sweet treats. When you're aware of the following common dental health issu...
  • What Common Dental Issues Do Teens Experience?

    Maintaining a healthy smile is more than just remembering to brush twice per day, especially when it comes to the smiles of teenagers. Amidst the ups and downs that come with raising a young adult, there are a number of dental changes that will occur at this transitional age. Though many of these oral health issues are the result of poor dental hygiene, far more are the result of factors outside o...
  • 3 Drinks with Hidden Dangers to Keep Away From Your Kids

    It's well-known that sugary drinks and foods can harm your child's teeth, but what about supposedly healthy options? Many drinks and foods contain hidden dangers that can hurt your child's teeth. Steer clear of these "healthy" drinks when you want to ensure your child's oral health remains strong. Bottled water Even though water is great for your body, you should be careful regarding whic...
  • How To Get Your Child Comfortable With Dental Visits

    It may seem inevitable that your child will loathe going to the dentist, but that doesn't actually have to be what happens. With some thoughtful preparation, you can help quash your child's fear of visiting your family dentist. Read up on these tips to make your child comfortable with the dentist before their first visit to a kids dentist in Chantilly. Tell them what to expect A dentist'...
  • Teach Your Teen Why Dental Hygiene Is So Important

    Growing up is something that all kids have to do and all parents have to watch. The best part is watching who your little spawn will grow up to be and how they tackle life. One of the challenges teens face as they get older is different types of dental emergencies and expenses. The amount of dental work teens have to endure depends on many different things from lifestyle choices to dental hygiene ...
  • Want to Increase Fluoride Intake? Keep These Dos and Don’ts in Mind

    Many people underestimate the major role that fluoride plays in dental hygiene and in overall oral health. But the truth is, many of the small habits you engage in throughout the day contribute to your oral health, and fluoride intake is no exception. If you're looking to increase your fluoride intake, it's easier than you think. Here are just a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind to improve dental...
  • Are Your Kids Drinking Sports Drinks? Here’s How You Can Protect Dental Health

    As much as sports drinks are harmful to your teeth, researchers found that exposure to energy drinks such as Rockstar, Monster®, and Red Bull® resulted in twice as much enamel loss as exposure to sports drinks such as Powerade®, Gatorade®, and Propel® (3.1% to 1.5%). That being said, sports drinks are often filled with electrolytes that are beneficial during and after a sports game or workout...
  • Don’t Fall for These Misleading Myths About Fluoride

    One 2012 study in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry found that more than 65% of parents using bottled water did not know what levels of fluoride it contained. Knowing this, it's clear to see that both children and adults alike are woefully misinformed about the essential facts of fluoride. Without further ado, let's debunk some of the most misleading facts about how fluoride affects your teeth an...
  • Want Your Child to Consume Less Sugar? Try These 3 Sweet Alternatives Instead

    It's no secret that sugar -- one of the things kids love most -- is also one of the most damaging to their teeth. And suffice it to say, sugar is in just about everything, especially beverages. In fact, as much as sports drinks are harmful to your teeth, researchers found that exposure to energy drinks such as Rockstar, Monster®, and Red Bull® resulted in twice as much enamel loss as exposure to...