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|

Mouth Guards: Protect Your Child’s Smile

As a parent, you do everything you can to protect your child from harm and injury.  April is National Facial Protection Awareness Month and a great time to remind parents of the importance of protecting a child’s teeth and mouth during physical activity – whether they are participating in organized sports or just playing outside.  From [...]

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

Five Dietary Secrets to Terrific Teeth

Not only is nutrition important for your child’s overall health, but it is also important for your child’s dental health. Foods that contain high levels of sugar, starch, and acid can cause tooth decay and other problems. The following nutrition tips will help parents teach their children good dental habits that will keep their smiles [...]

March 29th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Tips for Healthy Primary Teeth

One out of every three children between the ages of two and five suffer from tooth decay or cavities. Here are a few tips to keep baby teeth healthy and pain-free: Teething Troubles: Avoid using topical gels or teething rings to ease your child’s pain while teething. Some of these gels contain benzocaine which the [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Did You Know?

Did you know??? If you do not floss, you miss cleaning 35% of your teeth surfaces. A mosquito has 47 teeth used as piercing tools and not to bite or chew anything as human teeth do. The Statue of Liberty’s Mouth is 3 feet wide. A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 [...]

March 29th, 2016|Dr. Chan's Blog, Kids' Corner|

Play it Safe

April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up [...]

March 29th, 2016|Dr. Chan's Blog|