What is Toothpaste made of?

1st Mar 2014

Sudsers, abrasives, humectants and binders? What are those? They are ingredients in your toothpaste! Can you name an ingredient in your toothpaste? I bet I can guess the first one that popped in your mind. Is it fluoride? That is probably the most famous ingredient, and yet it is not in every toothpaste (make sure your read the label when you’re toothpaste shopping!). When it does get in the mix, it is not a major ingredient because a little goes [...]

Give Kids a Smile Day

14th Jan 2014

Here comes February! It’s one of our favorite months since it is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Whoohoo! One of our favorite days is also coming: GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY on February 7 Without fail, our team takes part in Give Kids a Smile Day every year since we opened. It is a day for dentists across the country and their communities to provide dental services to underserved children. The American Dental Association estimates that this special event helps [...]

All I want for Christmas…. Is braces?!

30th Nov 2013

Believe it or not, the special friends in our office are always asking Dr. Jamie to put braces on them. To help with this, our team expanded recently to include Dr. Paul Sauget, an orthodontist with an incredible background! Besides his dental pursuits, Dr. Paul was an Eagle Scout, played NCAA Division I tennis, served his country as a Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer, competed in the 2012 Xterra World Championship triathalon, took 1st place in the 2012 Tour de [...]

Dental Health of the Pilgrims and Indians

31st Oct 2013

When the Indians and the Pilgrims shared the first Thanksgiving meal, who do you think suffered from the most cavities? You might be surprised to learn that the Pilgrims probably had mouths full of decay and gum disease while the Indians (aka Native Americans) had little problems with their dental health. Neither the pilgrims nor the Indians ever did much to clean their teeth. The pilgrims might have had hog’s hair brushes to scrape off the plaque and maybe would [...]

I want VAMPIRE Teeth

30th Sep 2013

If Vampires were real, which teeth would be their fangs? Most people would guess their canines because those are the pointy teeth on either side of our four front incisors. The canines do seem to be the teeth of choice for most vampire fans out there, but forums are filled with arguments about this little detail! For the parental generation, a few of our favorite vampires from the classic Lost Boys to the newer True Blood have their fangs on [...]

Breastfeeding and Good Dental Health

31st Aug 2013

Dentists like it when we all eat healthy – even babies! Breast milk is the first and only food that a baby needs for the first six months of life. It is has over 500 ingredients naturally provided in the perfect mix by the mother’s body. It changes from day to day to match a baby’s nutritional needs and helps fight off any germs that happen along! Like any other food, bacteria like to eat breast milk, too. Bacteria start [...]

Sugar bugs love sodas!

31st Jul 2013

Sodas have been called “liquid candy” and we all know why: SUGAR. That’s why we like soda, right? Well, those little sugar bugs in your mouth like soda, too. While the bacteria feasts on the sugars, the saliva in our mouths becomes more acidic. It’s the acid that corrodes teeth and leads to cavities. Whether someone drinks a sip of soda or the whole bottle, their mouth will suffer from its acidic affect for about twenty minutes after they finish. [...]

Experimenting with Drinks

30th Jun 2013

Its summer and an ice-cold drink sure hits the spot! What’s your favorite drink on a hot day? Maybe its lemonade, apple juice, soda, or a sports drink. I bet one of those could be found in everyone’s fridge about now. Which drink do you think is the favorite for your teeth? Teeth like drinks with low sugar and that aren’t very acidic. I bet you can think of the one drink that fits that description best: WATER! It is [...]

Qualities of a Good Pediatric Dentist

31st May 2013

Qualities of a Good Pediatric Dentist Many dental offices advertise themselves as family dental clinics or even pediatric dental clinics, but that doesn’t actually mean they have a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist has a specialized education and desire to work with kids. Before you take your child to a dental clinic, be sure to ask if the dentist is a pediatric dentist. Once you arrive at the office, be on the lookout for these signs that you are in [...]

Tooth Brushing Troubleshooting

30th Apr 2013

It can be incredibly frustrating for a parent to be told by the dentist to brush their kids’ teeth for two minutes twice a day and then face the reality of a non-cooperative child at home. We understand – really, truly we do! We want to help you establish a healthy routine for your children, so let’s brainstorm some troubleshooting tactics for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Babies really like to stick things in their mouth, as long as they’re the [...]