Archive for November, 2012

15 Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration in Kids

Tooth staining is an unpleasant reality that comes with getting older. So why would your toddler be going yellow? There are many factors that contribute to tooth discoloration in kids, from consumption of certain fruits and vegetables to less-than-stellar brushing.

That doesn’t mean your daughter shouldn’t load up on healthy blueberries – just offer a glass of water or a naturally tooth-cleaning food, like apples, afterward. Straws come in handy to deflect the effects of staining beverages, and as always, keeping ‘em brushing twice a day helps maintain a bright smile for years to come.


November 13, 2012 at 6:53 am 1 comment

3 Ways to Sneak the Veggies In

Among their many benefits, vegetables are important for healthy teeth. But how do you get your kids to eat them? Sometimes, convincing doesn’t work, but tricking does. When simply saying “eat your vegetables” leaves a plate full of Brussels sprouts, it may be time to get sneaky! Here are three awesome tricks to start:


1. Have them for Dessert

They may say “no” to sliced avocados, but never to a fudgesicle. Who knew that the two could go hand in hand? Here’s a recipe from avocado fudgesicles. Other unlikely possibilities? Eggplant in a muffin, spinach in a brownie, or tomatoes in cake. (more…)

November 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm 1 comment


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