Posts tagged ‘Dental Hygiene’

5 Post-Natal Tips for Adorable Smiles

Photo: brooklyn

As we mentioned in a previous post, dental care for our little ones begins well before they’re born! That’s because what mom eats and how she takes care of her own teeth during pregnancy does everything from providing the vitamins and minerals needed for the baby’s teeth to form to reducing the baby’s risk for dental decay later in life.

Of course, baby care goes into high gear after birth. Caring for a new one’s gums and teeth, however few there are, should be high on the list of a new parent’s priorities, post-natally and beyond. The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research shows that cavities are on the rise among the youngest of grinners.

Here’s a list of baby-care basics to shoo off dental decay – a chronic disease affecting too many of today’s toddlers. (more…)

July 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm 2 comments

All Smiles for Tooth Fairy Island

“You have to brush your teeth or you will get holes in your teeth.”

These wise words are from a local preschooler. From a very young age, kids love to give their input, even when the talk is all about teeth. Alameda Pediatric Dentistry’s Amanda Porter hears enthusiastic feedback from kids all the time when she visits them in the classroom.

During February’s Dental Health Month, Amanda and other staff from our Alameda and Pleasanton offices completed dozens of Tooth Fairy Island presentations for schools in the community, teaching kids about oral hygiene, healthy snacks, and why it’s important to visit the dentist.

“The kids get very excited and interested in learning about the oral cavity,” Amanda says. (more…)

March 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm 2 comments


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