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Justin Bieber Toothbrush

My wife discovered the Justin Bieber singing toothbrush last week. The toothbrush plays a Justin Bieber song for two minutes which is the amount of time that is typically recommended for brushing your teeth. Each brush has two buttons, one for the morning brushing and one for a bedtime brushing. The Justin Beiber toothbrush can [...]

By |2019-07-05T06:52:38-05:00August 24th, 2011|children's dental health, O'Fallon dentist|3 Comments

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Toddler playing with toys from Crestock Stock Photos What Should I Expect at My Child's First Dental Appointment? The answer to this question greatly depends on the age of your child.  Most dentists recommend a child begin seeing a dentist for regular check-ups around the age of two.  At this age there is very little [...]

By |2019-07-05T06:52:38-05:00February 4th, 2011|children's dental health, O'Fallon dentist|Comments Off on What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Is Soda Harmful to Teeth?

            I am often reminded of a lecture I attended in dental school in which the instructor offered, “If you put a tooth in a glass of soda, the tooth will be gone in three weeks!”  Though I have never attempted this experiment, it sounds like a nice science project for a young child.  The [...]

By |2010-08-19T09:28:10-05:00August 19th, 2010|children's dental health|2 Comments

How to Handle a Chipped or Knocked Out Tooth

Seventy-five percent of all broken, lost, loosened, or chipped teeth occur in children under 15 years of age.  Luckily, recent advances in dentistry make it more likely that these teeth can be repaired or saved.    However, for the best results, parents must act quickly.  Even if no visible tooth damage has occurred, when a child [...]

By |2010-06-14T15:32:37-05:00April 20th, 2010|children's dental health|2 Comments