Halloween Treats that will not Scare the Dentist :)

29th Oct 2014

In just a few days, you will have a little Elsa knocking at your door. She’ll be wearing a blue dress with a braid and yelling, “Trick or treat!” In all likelihood, there will more than just one Elsa, plus a few nunchuk-weilding turtles, Spiderman, Batman, a few zombies, and some witches, too. You’ll love bringing joy to their little faces as you hand out treats! Take a moment during your Halloween preparations to consider that not all of these [...]

School Rules: No sugary treats

25th Aug 2014

This blogger is a mom with a kid about to start kindergarten. While looking up some basic info on my daughter’s soon-to-be school’s webpage, I noticed a post in the side bar about a new policy banning foods with high sugar content. I smirked at that policy because I already have pretty strict sugar rules for my kids. You won’t find any soda around here, no sirree. The candy is doled out in tiny portions, washed down with water, and [...]

Tooth Friendly Easter Baskets

14th Apr 2014

Chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and Cadbury Eggs are the traditional part of Easter Basket fun. The National Confectioners Association says that Americans spend more than $1.5 billion on Easter candy each year, second only to Halloween candy! This is the equivalent of 25 pounds per candy per person! However, here at Sahouria Pediatric Dentistry, we have it on good authority from the Easter Bunny that there are many fun items you can include that are not filled with sugar. We [...]

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 [...]

Protecting Your Kids’ Teeth with Xylitol

28th Nov 2012

As a parent, you may have heard of schools that give out sugar-free gum to help reduce cavities among their students. Or maybe you’ve heard about a sugar substitute that actually protects teeth. That sugar substitute is xylitol and it really does reduce the chances of cavities. Of course, the simple act of removing sugars from a child’s diet which reduce the chances of cavities. Offering xylitol gum as a replacement to another sweet snack will lower the exposure that [...]

Happy Halloween!

31st Oct 2012

Halloween is approaching and ghouls abound! It’s a lot of fun . . . as long as the monsters aren’t in your kids’ mouths. Dr. Sahouria wants your little ones to enjoy all the fun of Halloween without hurting those great smiles. Here are a few tips from us: Give away candy alternatives this Halloween – Kids love to find little toys among the candy and toys last longer. The American Dental Association came up with another fun replacement: a [...]