Dental X-Rays for Children: Why and When to Start?

Dental X-ray is an important tool that provides in depth, two-dimensional pictures of teeth, oral soft tissue, bone, and jaws.  There are four different types of x-rays that are commonly taken for children: 1.  Occlusal Xray — These are taken for the front teeth on both and upper and lower arch.  They are recommended as soon as […]

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Loose Baby Tooth — Wiggle It Around or Leave It Alone?

Tooth exfoliation is a natural process in a growing child’s mouth where permanent tooth comes in under the primary (baby) tooth and gradually push the tooth out.  Our teeth are anchored into our jaw bones by their roots.  Front teeth usually have only one root while back molar teeth have two or three roots.  As […]

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Safety of Dental X-rays

In a previous post I have described different types of x-rays that we take for children to diagnose potential problems in their oral cavity.  A natural concern that a lot of parents have is the amount of radiation that their children become exposed to as a result of having their x-rays taken. For the average […]

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Saying Bye-Bye to Binky and Thumb — Part I

Non-nutritive oral habits such as thumb sucking and pacifier use are very common for young children and these habits can often be challenging to break.  Prolonged sucking can potentially lead to an “open bite” where there is a clear space between the upper front and lower front teeth even when the child bites together in […]

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Resisting Double Stroller…

Now that we have two kids, everybody tells me how ESSENTIAL it is to get a good quality double stroller.  While I understand how it would be helpful to have one in certain situations, I’m fighting hard against making the purchase.  Here’s why: 1.  I love our existing stroller and paid a good chunk of […]

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ByeBye to Pacifier and Thumb — Part 2

Breaking a thumb habit is much much more difficult than breaking a pacifier habit for obvious reasons.  Whereas a pacifier can be thrown away anytime, the thumb is always present and easy to access.  Although my professional recommendation is to discourage both habits, my personal preference is always to try to swap the thumb for […]

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Delicious Savory Scone Recipe — 15 min to Prepare……

I’ve made several different kinds of scones in the past couple of years and last week I found this gem on Epicurious.  It only took me 15 minutes from start to clean up (plus 20 minutes baking time) and the outcome was simply DELISH, totally moist and cheesy with little bits of fragrant chives!!!  The […]

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Why Balance Bikes for Children are Better than Training Wheels…

Matt has always done a lot of bike riding and naturally can’t wait until Bianca is old enough to join him.  A few weeks ago we put a toddler seat on his bike so he can take her when he rides around the neighborhood.  I decided to purchase a little helmet for her at Broken […]

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David Yurman Jewelry 10% Discount

For my birthday this year, my lovely other half got me a pair of earrings from David Yurman.  I’m usually not into jewelry at all and only wear my engagement ring on weekends.  I have to say though that these earrings are exactly my taste: small, understated, and not too showy.  I’m planning on wearing […]

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Acid Level in Energy Drinks Higher Than All Other Drinks…Watch Out!

Sports drinks and energy drinks are very popular beverages for teenagers these days.  Most people are aware that acidic beverages are bad for our teeth.  Although acid by itself does not cause dental decay, it can wear away enamel slowly and cause tooth sensitivity.  While parents tend to buy the sugar-free versions of sports and […]

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