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You may be missing the benefits of fluoride! Today, more and more people are drinking bottled water. Bottled water contains no caffeine, no calories, and no sugar. Plus, bottled water comes in convenient bottles, easy to carry from home to ...

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. ...

Taking x-rays are an important part of your children’s dental exam. Routine x-rays help the dental professional diagnose cavities, discover impacted or extra teeth, and see infections that we can’t always see looking inside the ...

Don’t forget to make your back-to-school checkup soon! School will be back in session before you know it. Send your child off to class with a new bookbag, fresh pencils and a healthy smile. Some schools require a back-to-school dental ...

Up to 10% of the population has some form of tongue-tie (ankyloglossia, tight frenulum). In this video, Anna K. Meyer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of California in San Francisco, explains why it is ...

There are many resources here for keeping your child(rens) smile healthy and bright… brushing calendars, tips for brushing toddlers teeth, cutting back on sugary snacks, activity sheets and more! These links are all sponsored by the ADA ...

Dr. Patricia Braun explains American Academy of Pediatrics‘ new guidelines on fruit juice, “Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations,” and offers parents tips on how much juice is too much for ...

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can screen for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 49,750 people will be ...

The Benefits & Tricks to Having a Family Dinner ​By: Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, FAAP Eating at least three family meals together each week is associated with healthier kids, according to a study published in Pediatrics. This was a large ...

February is Children’s Dental Health Month.  This is a great month for our Orthodontist, Dr. Prasanna Kumar,  to meet with you and your child to discuss if there is a need to start orthodontic treatment. The American Association of ...