Tip For Parents

Only allow kids to brush their own teeth once they can tie their shoes. Kids simply don’t have the dexterity yet to hit every tooth surface properly until they’re able to tie their shoes. In the meantime let your little one brush before or after you have been able to brush all their teeth for them.

Dental Care and Pregnancy

It's important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby. Below are some tips to help you maintain good oral health before, during, and after pregnancy. Before You Get Pregnant Try to make a dental appointment before getting pregnant. That way, your teeth can... read more »

Oral Health Tips For Summer

During the summer months, your family's schedule is topsy-turvy. That means getting your kids to eat right and maintain good oral hygiene can be a struggle. And with all this extra activity, there may even be a dental emergency or two. Here are a few oral health tips for summer that will help you protect the kids and their developing... read more »

What is oral health? Teaching preschoolers about Dental Hygiene

At some point, preschoolers learn to do many things without any help. A certain degree of independence is a big step in your child's development, and it can include getting dressed in the morning and tying shoe laces. It can also include learning to brush teeth by himself, as well as taking responsibility for other oral health care duties. What... read more »

Oral Health and Safety for Children in the Winter

 Thank you to all who participated in the Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive! We wish you and your family a safe and beautiful holiday season! Dr. Edmonstone and Staff Protecting your kids' teeth and gums is a year-round job. But in the winter, oral health and safety for children means finding the right balance between the fun of a... read more »

Halloween Fun and Dental Health

All candy can cause tooth decay because of the sugar content. Sticky candies are the worst - caramels, gummies, jelly beans, and taffy. Not only do they contain sugar which can stick to the tooth surface causing tooth decay, they can also pull out fillings leading to the need for more restoration, and the more one tooth has to be... read more »

How to Prevent Dental Decay

Eat healthy foods: avoid sugar and starchy foods between meals. Sugars and Starches especially those that stick to the teeth contribute to tooth decay. Starches like, bread, cereal and crackers and Sugars like juices, candy, and cakes when mixed with plaque bacteria and saliva form an acid that will cause tooth decay. Drink plenty of water each day. Brush your... read more »

Happy Holidays!

The Holidays are a time to reflect and be grateful.  I’m grateful all year long, but like most of us, I tend to reflect more specifically on what I’m grateful for during the holiday season starting with Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays, and continuing on through the New Year. I am thankful to be blessed with a wonderful family.... read more »

Back to School Tips

  One thing that sometimes inadvertently gets left off the back to school checklist is proper dental care. Here are some tips to ensure a healthy dental school year~   Don’t Rush the Brush In the mad rush to meet the school bus, “just 5 more minutes (zzzzz) Mom” kids will sometimes skip brushing to save time. That’s not a... read more »

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Summertime Dental Emergencies and Care

As summertime approaches, you can feel the excitement in the air. Summertime for kids is one of the most exciting seasons of the year. They replace their tired school backpacks with beach bags, and sports bags. It's time for little league baseball, soccer, swimming, playing at the park, and bike riding. Parents don't know whether to be happy or a... read more »