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...

Healthy Smile Hack: Summer Dentist Appointments

by Jason 6/16/2015 7:04 AM

Well, here’s another life hack: schedule a dentist appointment this summer. Summer break is the prime time to send every family member to the dentist. Why? ... more...

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