Dr. Chan’s Blog

Why Dogs Don’t Get Cavities

Have you ever wondered why, despite all the dental care you receive throughout life, it’s still possible for you to end up with cavities, while your pet (who has never been to a dentist), doesn’t seem to have a single tooth concern whatsoever? Well, the truth is, your pets can and do get cavities, but in far [...]

January 11th, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|

How to Weave Healthy Habits Into Your Kids’ Daily Lives

Being a parent is a job of unfathomable responsibility. At its most basic level, it’s a position that literally requires keeping another human alive: keeping them fed, free from harm and healthy. Then there are the more ill-defined requisites, like nurturing a growing personality, instilling good habits, and developing a strong moral compass. And, that’s just the [...]

December 28th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

When Your Kids Have Allergies, Their Mouth Can Suffer Too

If you have a child who suffers from allergies or asthma, you’re probably well aware of the layers of complexity these maladies can bring to your life and theirs. You’re likely unaware, though, as to how these illnesses, and the treatment of them, may affect your child’s oral health. Everything from an increased prevalence of cavities, to [...]

December 14th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

The Tooth Fairy: How to Roll-Out the Red Carpet

It’s happened! Your child has finally lost her first tooth! She excitedly holds it out to you and asks, “Is the Tooth Fairy coming?” You pause. Of COURSE, the tooth fairy is coming – but exactly how is that going to work? She’s lost her first tooth and she is the oldest – you’ve never [...]

October 19th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Back-to-School Check-ups: Tips for Success

The end of the summer is always a hectic time – vacations, camps, and family obligations are often wrapping up while back to school shopping and preparations have begun.  Parents often feel overwhelmed at this time of year, but you can ease the stress of taking your children to get their dental check-ups by following [...]

September 20th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Your Child & Fluoride

Preventing cavities is one of the most important parts of great oral care for children, and fluoride plays a huge role in reaching that goal. Fluoride makes teeth stronger and more resistant to acid. Each person’s mouth contains bacteria, which feed on the sugars produced by food and beverages. The acid produced by these bacteria [...]

August 17th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Choosing A Pediatric Dentist

Choosing great healthcare providers can often be overwhelming.  It’s important that your dentist, like your pediatrician, specializes in children’s dentistry. That’s why you need to schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist. Once your child’s baby teeth start to emerge, they should begin regular visits.  Here are a few basic guidelines you can follow to [...]

July 20th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Protecting Your Kids from Cavities

June is Oral Care Month and a great time to review your child’s dental routine and make sure you are following the right steps to protect your child’s smile from cavities.  The summer months can be especially hard because kids are out of their normal school routines, there are parties, cook-outs, and snacks galore (especially [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Thumbsucking: Breaking the Habit

Thumbsucking is a common habit that children develop in their early years. It’s a natural reflex and often a source of comfort. Unfortunately, it’s not a harmless habit. Thumbsucking can cause many developmental problems for a child including speech delays and dental issues. From an oral perspective, according to the American Dental Association, thumbsucking can [...]

May 18th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|