National Tooth Fairy Day

If you are thinking there are no special days to celebrate this August, we are here to tell you that you are wrong. While there are no major holidays this month, there is one special day that your children may be interested in learning more about — National Tooth Fairy Day! This special day is actually recognized twice a year, on August 22nd and February 28th. It is a day that celebrates young children losing their baby teeth and the special fairy who collects the teeth and leaves behind something special. Celebrating twice a year is significant because it’s a reminder that it is important for children to maintain routine oral hygiene examinations and cleanings with a dentist every six months.

Interesting Alternatives to Consuming Candy This Halloween

When October rolls around each year, many children, and adults too, rejoice over the abundance of candy available. Did you know that Americans purchase over 2 billion dollars worth of candy each Halloween season? While we know that our patients young and old love a sweet treat now and again, an abundance of candy and sugary foods during this holiday can lead to decay, discomfort and added dental costs. We have created a list of interesting alternatives in lieu of consuming Halloween candy once the magical day comes to an end and the bag or pillow case is emptied:

Teenagers and Dental Health

Do you have a teenager in your life that you care for? If the answer is yes, then give yourself a pat on the back because you are dealing with one of the most difficult age brackets in a young person’s life. While every age has its unique challenges, teenagers begin to test the waters of adulthood and the boundaries. As we were all teenagers at one point, we can relate to the challenges of dealing with the first crush, mood swings, and finding your own identity. Along with all of these changes, teenagers are also now caring for their own hygiene, including their oral health. We want to share some helpful tips to ensure that your teen is properly managing their dental habits. Continue reading to learn more.