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The 2 x 2 Dental care helps Kids fight Mouth Monsters

Posted under Dentistry for Children on May 6th, 2014 | No Comments
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No one, especially kids, realizes how valuable there are, until they don’t have any! We are talking about teeth, of course!

I and Dr. Ann believe that it is essential that kids are taught the basics of this crucial aspect of a healthy lifestyle from a very early age. It particularly applies today, because of the temptations offered by candy, colas and all the other foods and drinks that look and taste so good, but can cause so mush damage to teeth and gums.

Getting the message On that day the first National Brush Day in history was launched. As part of an ongoing campaign towards across is always the difficult part and thus us why the date November 1, 2013 is important to remember.

helping maintain oral care for children, it proved to be an enormous success and showed that we do care about the health of our kids!

It was estimated that National Brush Day, touched the lives of about 53 million people and the message for your kids was the simple …

New Mobile App Uses Fun to Motivate Kids to Brush

Posted under Dentistry for Children on March 25th, 2014 | No Comments
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Mobile apps are oftentimes a fun diversion, and sometimes they can make our lives better.  It’s rare to find an app that does both of those things, but the Ad Council’s Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives has done just that.  Endorsed by the American Dental Association or ADA, the mobile app known as Toothsavers uses a kid-friendly game to motivate children to brush their teeth.  This app is free and is part of the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign to promote better oral hygiene habits for children.

As the ADAhas recommended, children should brush their teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day.  Motivating kids to do this can be a real challenge, and games can be helpful in getting children to stick to their oral hygiene regimen.  In this interactive game, children can rescue fairy tale characters from an evil sorceress who has cast a cavity-creating spell on a magical kingdom.  However, Toothsavers isn’t only about fun and games, as there is also an educational element to the app.  As Ad Council president …

Prescription Topical Fluoride May Benefit Patients at Higher Risk for Tooth Decay, According to ADA

Posted under Dentistry for Children on March 11th, 2014 | No Comments
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Some of us are at higher risk for dental caries (tooth decay and cavities) than others, and dentists have been recommending regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups for these patients.  However, recently experts have asserted that there is more that can be done.  According to the ADA (American Dental Association) Council on Scientific Affairs, a multidisciplinary expert panel, the application of prescription topical fluoride may benefit patients presenting higher risk for developing caries.  More specifically, it was stated that the topical fluoride is most effective for these patients when used in conjunction with drinking optimally fluoridated water as well as the regular use of toothpaste with fluoride.

The expert panel has recommended four-minute applications of the topical fluoride because all of the studies were conducted in four-minute time spans, and as Julie Frantsve-Hawley, Ph.D., senior director for theADACenterfor Evidence-based Dentistry, has pointed out, clinical studies have not been conducted to determine whether one minute is effective.  Dr. Frantsve-Hawley also states that “2.26 percent fluoride varnish or 1.23 percent fluoride (APF) gel are recommended for …