Get Their Braces Off Faster: 3 Tips for Parents

by Jason 8/27/2015 7:00 AM

Imagine trying to speak correctly and continually getting your words twisted. That may be your teen’s reality. If you’re a parent to a child with braces, you’ve seen the struggles firsthand. Braces make it difficult to speak, eat and take care of teeth.

The daily dental routine for a braces-wearer requires patience and consistency. Even though proper care can be a pain, it’s crucial if kids want to get rid of their wires.... more...

I Scream, You Scream, Your Teeth Scream for Ice Cream!

by Jason 7/9/2015 7:00 AM

Ice cream is the cherry on top of the dessert sundae. In fact, ice cream is the most popular dessert in America. What makes a scoop so sinfully sweet? Most commercial ice creams are high in fat and loaded with added sugar.

Icy treats don’t have to be full of sugar and fat! While it’s true your pearly whites aren’t fond of sugar, they love calcium, a key nutrient for building and maintaining strong teeth and bones. And, if you don’t get enough calcium, you’re increasing your risk for gum disease. ... more...

Teens and the Advantages of Risk-taking

by Jason 6/30/2015 7:00 AM

If you think your teenager is dramatic, you may be right: dramatic brain changes experienced during adolescence may explain increased exploration and risk-taking.

So don’t fret, parents! It’s normal (and necessary) for teenagers to take risks. However, you’ll want to help them find healthy and safe ways to take risks.... more...

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