Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Let’s Have Healthy Teeth

Let’s Have Healthy Teeth

Don’t just save your kids’ healthy teeth by only brushing and flossing. You, as parents, should give balanced consumption such as rich in nutrition, low sugar foods and unsweetened snacks.


To give big sincere smile, you need to make sure your kids have good and healthy teeth. It is true that to have strong teeth, you need to eat various kinds of foods such as:

  • Sliced and fresh fruits for example watermelon

  • Celery sticks cut and spread on the cream cheese with sunflower seeds

  • Yogurt low fat type with fresh berries

  • Cheddar cheese and apples

  • Unsalted fish

  • Coconut flakes

  • Crunchy veggies

So, when is the best time for snacking?

The most important thing for you to be a reminder is that the more frequent you eat sweet snacks, the easier the bacteria will flourish in the mouth and of course making plaque.

To prevent the cavities is by limiting numbers of snacks. It will significantly decrease the plaques on the surface of the teeth.

Avoid to eat in the between mealtime. Should you want to eat sugary snacks, just eat a little as the meal in the mealtime.

It is true that our task is more difficult when kids start crying to ask something. However, we as parents should find other ways to make them entertained and give them explanation gently about the dangerous of sugary snacks.

We have to give them the image of the effect to have unhealthy teeth for their future. Having delicious snacks are only for minutes. But the effect is for the rest of their lives.

So, please make wise food choices to protect your families’ teeth with daily dental care that you can do at home. All the things you do for having healthy teeth for you, your spouse and your kids will be worth to fight for because they are the ones you love the most. ,

Sugary Snacks: Do They Affect to your Healthy Teeth?

Sugary Snacks: Do They Affect to your Healthy Teeth?

The big question if you have friends or families ask you not to eat sweets or sugary snacks is what’s wrong with that? It is tasty, it tastes delicious and make your day bright, right?


We know that sugary snacks taste really sweet and good. However, are they healthy for your teeth? Do you know if candies, cookies, cakes and other kinds of them can cause tooth decay?

Not only sugary snacks but also other kinds of sugar such as corn sweeteners or fructose and table sugar or sucrose are included as causes of the tooth decay.

The Way of Sugary Snacks Attach your Teeth?

So firstly there is bacteria as invisible germs that have lived in your mouth all the time. Those bacteria, some of them form a sticky material. It is called as plaque. The plaque usually is on the surface of your teeth.

Then the bacteria, in the plaque, bolt up the sweet thingy and later turn it into acid. That happens when you eat sugar stuffs.

The acid that produced by the bacteria are powerful to harm your hard enamel on your teeth. That way the cavities occurs.

How to Have Smart Snack Habits?

If you want to munch snacks, you can freely choose sugar free or at least less sugar. You can eat popcorn, plain yogurt, nuts, seeds and whole grain.

And the mantra is being picky to snacks. Choose fresh fruits such as oranges, melons, tangerines, pineapple, grapefruit and pears.

Also eat raw vegetables around you like cucumbers, tomatoes, celery and carrots.

Whenever you eat or drink, please choose everything with unsweetened ingredients and avoid canned juice.

About the grain, you can choose the plain bagels, unsweetened cereals, unbuttered popcorn, tortilla    chips and bread.

You can still eat meat like chicken and turkey for getting the carbohydrate. And you still can enjoy pizza and tacos. ,

Are Sweets As Sweet As They Are?

Are Sweets As Sweet As They Are?

Do you like sweets? Do you like sweet snacks? If you do, the question is do you know that those food harm your teeth?

So, you must be questioning how much amount of sweets you can eat, right? Actually it is not about the amount of them but it is about how frequently or how often you eat.


If it comes for adult, we believe that you can be responsible to yourself. However, if it comes for kids, we should help them to give basic knowledge about the bad effects that they can get if they eat too much sweets.

So, the better solution is by giving the sweets as the main menu at the mealtime, not between the meals. Do you see the difference?

The mealtime that most of people know is at around 10 am and at 4 am. The time between meals is between after breakfast to lunch. After lunch until dinner and after dinner until breakfast.

If your kids are asking to eat sweets for their snacks, you should give their knowledge or explanation gently.

Medically, people need saliva to protect the teeth. And the saliva only produced at the mealtimes. So, it is better to eat sweets not in between the mealtime.

However if you think your kids can’t hold to eat sweets as their snacks, you can choose snacks with less sugar like popcorn, cheese, plain yogurt, nuts, seeds and grain.

For kids teeth sake, avoid the cotton candy and sticky sweets such as toffee and hard candy. Besides those are not healthy, those will give difficult task for your saliva to protect your teeth. The teeth will get ugly appearances if your kids eat too much sweets.

Your kids should have long life with good teeth. Good teeth will show good sincere smile that they can spread to their friends and world. You, as parents, should give better life experience for them, not shyness because they have unhealthy teeth. , ,

Good Habits to Assure Good Dental and Oral Health for Children

Good Habits to Assure Good Dental and Oral Health for Children

It has been widely misapprehended that baby teeth are not essential since they will simply fall out and be substituted by the adult teeth. This is in fact a huge misconception. Baby teeth are important factor in assuring good dental and oral health for his or her later life, which comprises of the followings:

  • Proper development of jaw

  • Eating with ease

  • Assuring the adult teeth grow into the proper place

  • Proper speaking

What to do at the Start of early healthy habits

For sure, healthy habits will lead to good dental health on children. Try to include the following tips into your dental parental guide to assure your baby’s teeth health.

happy family and health. mother and daughter baby girl brushing their teeth together

  • Brushing your child’s teeth twice a day by using fluoridated toothpaste

  • It is important to provide your little ones with brushing and flossing until they are able to write, not print, some simple words, like their own name for example.

  • Only use a small amount, pea-sized one, of fluoridated toothpaste on small soft toothbrush. It is also important to massage gently at the gum line, and then brush the outside, the chewing surface, and the inside of all teeth.

  • Daily cleaning by using fluoridated toothpaste is indeed fundamental since fluoride is important in preventing cavities and also stops any existing cavities from getting enlarged

  • When the baby’s teeth are touching and growing side by side, parents need to start flossing on daily basis. Be sure to ease the floss between the teeth.In addition, parents need to curve the floss against each tooth, and then gently scrap up and down regularly.

Snacking and Sipping

Tooth decay can occur when a child sips or snacks regularly, or for a certain expanded period of time. Parents may provide snack at scheduled hours, at least 2 hours before the meal times. Fruit juice, milk, and food or sweet drinks all contain sugar in them which can eventually cause tooth decay. Decay can occur if the teeth are in contact with any of these for extended period of time. Sticky foods are also especially troublesome since they remain on the teeth for quite a long time. Should thirst quencher is needed, be sure to give only water, rather than other sweet drinks, since this will not contribute to tooth decay.

Check for Signs of Tooth Decay Regularly

Be sure to check all sides of your baby’s teeth and also look along the gum line carefully. The early sign of tooth decay can appear as whitish surfaces on the teeth, which may evolve to brownish hue. If you spot a problem, consult your dentist immediately. The very first dental visit is highly recommended within the first six months of the first milk tooth coming in or just by your baby’s first birthday. Your dentist will suggest the frequency of your child’s visit. Look for dentist that is easy to reach.

So and so, parents need to embark on assuring their child’ dental health since the first time their baby is born. This initial effort should be made continuous throughout his or her life.


Good Dental Health on Children Begins with Parents: A Case in New Mexico

Good Dental Health on Children Begins with Parents: A Case in New Mexico

Here in Mexico and all over the country, February 2016 was being celebrated as Children’s Dental Heath Month” which is devoted to emphasizing that the oral and dental health is just as essential as physical and mental health. In this case, a healthy mouth allows a kid to be free from numerous factors of pain and thus they can go to school and be productive adults and, for sure, parents in later life.


The mouth denotes the window into what is going on in the rest of your body, which often serves as a helpful vantage point in order to detect the early signs as well as symptoms of certain systemic disease. This is a disease which affects or pertains to your whole body, not only on of its parts. Taking a good care of your mouth, gums, and teeth on a long term is an entirely worthy objective in and of itself. Good dental health on children and oral hygiene can be really helpful in preventing bad breath, tooth decay, and gum-related diseases- and can also help you to keep your children’s teeth as they become older.

Parents, grandparents, and of course care givers do you still remember when was the last time your teenager or child went to dentist? Tooth decay or cavities are one of the most general chronic circumstances of childhood in the United States and here in New Mexico. Indeed, tooth decay and lack of good dental health on children are still very prevalent case among children. It is widely known that untreated tooth decay can cause serious pain and also dangerous infections which may result in problems with eating, playing, learning, and speaking, in a long term, which can be rather hard to overcome when the problem has retained for quite many years.

The United States Surgeon General Report in 2000 informed that more than fifty one million school hours are lost every single year because of tooth decay, which is quite surprisingly serious impact due to presumedly small case of good dental health on children. Almost half of children who enter kindergarten have had at least a cavity. Tooth decay is known as the most common among young children who live in low-income households. A sick child will obviously have to stay at home and parents, care giver, and care givers oftentimes have to take time away from their work and routine and then stay at home, giving care for the sick child.

In spite of being largely preventable, tooth decay remains as the most prevalent chronic health condition among children and adolescents in the United States. About one out five, nearly 20%, children at the age of five to eleven years have at least one untreated decayed tooth. It is approximated that one of seven (13%) of adolescents at the age of 12 to 19 years have at least one untreated decayed toot. This figure of children and adolescent aged five to nineteen years old and having untreated cavityis just twice as high for those who live in low-income families, about 25%, compared with children who are form higher-income households (11%). The case for fine oral hygiene and good dental health on children keep getting better. ,