February, 2020

Happy Valentines!!! 💖                   What are some mouth healthy snacks? When I discuss with parents about what type of food that are healthy for their child to eat, I generally say try to stick with more natural food and less process food. Process food is not only not good for our teeth but also not good for our body.  Below is a caries balance sheet that shows factors that weaken your teeth and factors that protect your teeth. Hopefully you will find the chart helpful.


January, 2020

Proper brushing technique is to:Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.Proper flossing: removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gumline and between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended.To receive maximum benefits from…


April, 2019

Happy Easter!!! Easter events for kids in and around Vacaville Easter fun activities: 🥚APR 20, Sat 8:30-10:00am  Bunny Breakfast: Mc Bride Senior Center 91 Town Square Pl Vacaville, CA 🥚APR 20, Sat 10:00-1:00pm  Bunnies and Bonnets Family Fun Day: Andrews Park, 614 E Monte Vista Ave. Vacaville, CA 🥚APR 13, Sat 1:00-3:30pm  Underwater Egg Hunt in Vacaville: Walter Graham Aquatic Center 1100 Alamo Drive Vacaville, CA 🥚APR 11-20 Visit the Easter Bunny at Jelly Belly in Fairfield: Thurs-Sat: Jelly Belly Factor 1 Jelly Way, Fairfield, CA 🥚APR, 6, Sat 10:00am–2:00pm Chick Days With The Easter Bunny: Western Ranch and Pet Supply 103 Aegean Way Vacaville, CA


March, 2019

March, 2019 Happy Earth Day!!!!🌍 Things we try to do in our office to help preserve our earth. We try our best to be more green: Our give away bag is paper instead of plastic. We send out emails and text reminders for 6 month visit instead of postcards. We use digital xrays to reduce chemical and lead used. We re-used our plastic bags for garbage bags In the future: we are looking into getting toothbrushes that are biodegradable


February, 2019

Happy Valentines's Day!!! 💖 Where to find information about teeth? Resource for parents: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) put together an information and resources website to help provide to parents answers to some questions about their child’s teeth/dentist.  http://www.mychildrensteeth.or...


January, 2019

Happy New Year!!! New Year Resolution? Thumb Sucking I hear all the time, "how do I get my child to stop sucking their thumb?".  A lot of kids suck either pacifiers, thumbs, or one or more fingers (digit sucking).  I will concentrate this post to thumb sucking. Information: 1.  Pacifier and thumb habits are very common in preschoolers.  Kids find comfort in it. 2.  Sometimes these habits affect the teeth and jaws, sometimes they do not. 3.  There is often an associated habit that goes along with the primary habit.  For instance, a thumb sucker may hold a favorite blanket…


December, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! 🎄 Early establishment of good oral hygiene, regular dental visit, and nutritional habits will follow your child into adulthood. Start Dental care for your baby early: Early care of your child's teeth and gums is essentials.  Dental care should start when their first tooth appears.  To start, you should gently clean your infant's gums and new teeth with a clean wet washcloth after feeding. When your child start eating solid food, you can move to soft-bristled brushed with a smear of fluoridated toothpaste.  Another important part of your child's dental care is to start regular dental visits around their…


November, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Try These 5 Strategies for Making Your Child’s Dental Appointment More Peaceful Start now. Establish a ‘dental home’ for your children early (no later than the age of 1 year old). Introducing your child to the dentist at an early age shows your little one that dental care is a normal part of good health and the dental office is a safe place to go when an emergency arises. Keep the Pep talk simple. Talk to your little one about an upcoming dental appointment but avoid words that could trigger fear. This could include words like needle, shot, drill, or…


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