Archive for 'Pediatric Dentistry' Category

Nate Berkus Grateful for Preventive Dental Care in Childhood

Celebrity Smiles, Oral Health, Pediatric Dentistry

Nate Berkus, TV host and author, got his start in interior design at an early age. “I was barely in grade school when I helped my mother rearrange the living room furniture for the first time,” he recently told Dear Doctor magazine. Berkus credits his sparkling smile to another early more...

Kristin Cavallari Talks About Her “Spaghetti Catcher”

Celebrity Smiles, orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry

Everybody knows that Kristin Cavallari has a winning smile. In fact, the 25-year-old actress and TV personality recently received the 2012 “Smile of the Year” award from Dear Doctor magazine! But here's something you may not know: Her teeth weren't always as perfect as they are now. Cavallari began with more...

Florence Henderson: Good Oral Health Habits a Must

Celebrity Smiles, Oral Health, Pediatric Dentistry

Florence Henderson, the actress who portrayed wise and lovable mom Carol Brady, had plenty of challenges wrangling six kids on the long-running TV series The Brady Bunch. But some of the challenges she faced in real life may have been tougher. In her own childhood, she recalled to an interviewer more...

Entering your child’s cutest smile photo could win you VISA gift cards!

Pediatric Dentistry

You probably have one on your desk: a photo of your little one that's positively, irresistibly adorable! If so, we'd like to see it. Why, you ask? Well, February 1 is the first day of National Children's Dental Health Month. This annual event, sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), more...

Dentists Donating Time To “Give Kids A Smile” In The New Year

Pediatric Dentistry

Each year on the first Friday in February, thousands of the nation's dentists and their dental teams provide free oral health care to children from low-income families across the country. To help children who lack access to dental care get the treatment they need, The American Dental Association's “Give Kids more...

Tooth Friendly Easter Baskets

Dental Health Tips, Fun Dental Facts, Pediatric Dentistry

According to the National Confectioners Association, Americans spend more than $1.5 billion on Easter candy each year, second only to the $1.77 billion spent on Halloween. This means that on average each American will eat the equivalent of 25 pounds of candy, plus an additional 2 pounds of gum each more...

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Pediatric Dentistry

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, an annual observance during which dental and medical professionals, educators, and parents focus efforts to improve the oral health of all children. Tooth decay in children is a fast-growing problem in the United States posing serious health risks. It is the most chronic more...

You should encourage the use of a training cup to replace a baby bottle!

Pediatric Dentistry

Around the first birthday, training cups should be introduced to “train” a baby to graduate from a bottle to a cup. The use of a training or sippy cup will provide an easier transition for the child when going from the bottle to a regular cup. A cup with a more...

What does the Tooth Fairy actually do with my teeth?

Pediatric Dentistry

Dear Doctor asked kindergarten and first graders what happens to their teeth after the tooth fairy takes them. They responded as only children can! They said... she uses them to make teeth for old people! she makes bracelets and necklaces with them! she has the power to turn them into more...

What You Need To Know About Thumb Sucking

Fun Dental Facts, Pediatric Dentistry

While thumb or finger sucking is a completely normal behavior for babies, parents and caregivers need to be aware that if it continues too long, it could prove harmful to the development of your child's teeth and jaws. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents and caregivers encourage more...