Archive for December, 2012

5 Real-Life Tooth Fairy Sightings

Those who think the tooth fairy doesn’t exist, prepare to leave your doubts behind. We’ve scoured the web for some of the best, real-life Tooth Fairy sightings by some fortunate kiddos who detail the evidence of her fairy splendor. Has your child shared a similar story?

1. Little Kate in Washington reports waking to the sound of fairy wings in the night. According to Kate, there is more than one Tooth Fairy, or perhaps, the fairies she saw were her little helpers. “There were three of them in pink and blue. They were tiny like a button and had sparkly wings and wands in their hands!” Thanks to Kate’s mom for sharing Kate’s story on the Wenger Clan blog. (more…)

December 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm 5 comments

4 Tooth-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

christmas-StockingsYou’ve been decking the halls and donning your gay apparel, but chances are you’ve saved the stocking stuffers for last. It’s not too late to make the selection count! Here are four dentist-approved recommendations for last-minute shoppers looking to brighten the kids’ smiles: (more…)

December 18, 2012 at 6:11 am 1 comment

Why Our Teeth Chatter and Other Fun Facts

kidinsnowTrivia is a fun way to get the kids talking about teeth. Unveil a mystery, learn an interesting fact together, and teach a new word – hypothalamus. See if your little ones can guess which animal has the most teeth before sending them over to brush their own two rows! Here are a few tooth-related questions and answers to get you started:

Q: Why do our teeth chatter in cold weather?

A: Shivering is the body’s way of trying to keep warm, and tooth chattering is another form of shivering. You can thank the hypothalamus, your body’s thermometer, for signaling the brain when your body temperature drops uncomfortably below 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. (more…)

December 11, 2012 at 5:48 am 1 comment

The Taxing Effects of Sugar in Soda

800px-SodasRichmond, California was the first city in the state to place a soda tax on the ballot. El Monte in southern California soon followed with a similar levy. Both Measures N and H failed to pass, but voters across the country and within our practice paid close attention to the issues they raised.

Soda, juice, flavored milk, and sports drinks are the number one sources of added sugar in children’s diets today. As we move past election season, let’s revisit why sugary drinks have such taxing effects on the youngest of consumers: (more…)

December 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm 2 comments


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