How Can Sugar Affect Your Child’s Oral Health?

Having a sweet tooth isn’t always a bad thing, but it’s important to start healthy oral habits with your family dentist early on. We understand that most kids can be extremely picky eaters which limits their diet options considerably.However, the amount of added sugars in our foods and beverages is astronomical! The recommended daily limit of added sugars for young children and teens is only 25 grams, while a glass of apple Read More

5 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Care

It always happens at the most inconvenient times, doesn’t it? Whether you’re on the vacation of a lifetime or at a family event, dental emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere.

It can be hard to identify at what point you need emergency dental care– is your toothache normal or something out of the ordinary? To help avoid an unnecessary trip to the dentist or emergency room, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 symptoms that warrant a visit to the Read More

Is Thumb Sucking Bad for Your Childs Health?

Babies and small children have natural reflexes that cause them to suck on things. They put everything they see in their mouths and suck on it all- especially their thumbs. This can help them feel secure and safe. While thumb sucking is not uncommon or unusual, it’s important to catch and break the habit early.

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Children will often stop sucking their thumbs as early as 6 months and as late as 4 years. Many family dentists would Read More

How to Choose the Right Family Dentist

It can be difficult to find the right dentist that your whole family loves (we know going to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favorite activity)- but it doesn’t have to be a stressful process! As with any doctor, it’s important to do a lot of research on the dentists in your area. Ask for references and read online reviews for real feedback from the community.

It’s more than just positive reviews though. There are many things to keep in mind when searching for Read More

Invisalign 101: What You Need to Know

Since introduced in 2002, Invisalign has changed the face (or teeth) of cosmetic dentistry. For many, traditional braces are unsightly and even more uncomfortable. Having metal discs and wires in your mouth for years doesn’t seem that appealing to many, which is where Invisalign comes into play.

Invisalign is a set of clear, removable retainers that gradually straighten your teeth. They are made of an FDA approved plastic free of BPA, BPS, latex, and Read More

The Truth About Tooth Enamel

How many times have you seen commercials advertising a toothpaste that can restore your enamel? More than likely, it’s been too many times to count. We are going to tell you a secret: Enamel cannot be restored. If any product promises to restore or strengthen your enamel, it’s simply not true (though we wish it was!).

Even though enamel cannot be restored, there are several ways to keep your teeth strong and healthy for the future.

What is tooth enamel?

Tooth enamel is a Read More

Teeth Whitening: Dos and Dont’s

You brush and (hopefully) floss twice a day, every day- that should be enough to keep your teeth sparkling white, right?Unfortunately, no. Every day you expose your teeth to acidic food and beverages that slowly yellow your teeth. Yellow or discolored teeth don’t necessarily mean unhealthy teeth- but Light Touch Dental can make your pearly whites sparkling again!

DIY Teeth Whitening

We are going to cut right to the chase here- do it yourself Read More

Healthy Foods List: Best Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to the health of your teeth, you really are what you eat. Sugary foods, such as candy and soda, contribute to tooth decay. One of the first areas to decline when your diet is less than ideal is your oral health, according to the American Dental Association. Use this healthy foods list to improve your diet and the health of your mouth.

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If you are one of the many people who profess a love of cheese, you now have another reason to enjoy this tasty food. A 2013 study found that eating cheese raised the pH in the subjects’ mouths and Read More

Brushing Baby’s Teeth

Family dentists say that from the very first tooth, your baby will benefit from proper dental care. Your baby’s primary teeth may be only a temporary tool for chomping, to be replaced during the early school years by his permanent pearls. However, it is no less important to take good care of them now and to establish the habits that will lead them toward a lifetime of dental health. Decayed or lost baby teeth can interfere with good nutrition and speech development, and by not Read More