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5 Brushing Habits You Can Safely Drop

Since we’re in the habit of sharing good habits with both adults and children, this one is for both of you. Chances are, the way you brush your teeth today is the way you brushed as a child: fast, slow, a little water, lots of water, mouth closed, mouth open – and so on. There [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00March 15th, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Is Your Teen Complaining about the Shape of Their Teeth?

If your teenager has expressed concern about canine teeth that have them feeling like a cast member in the latest vampire movie, or of bumpy enamel, there is a little-known solution that can smoothen out these irregularities in a single visit. The procedure is known as enamel shaping, and is often used in conjunction with [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00February 15th, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

How to Prevent Your Infant from Getting Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth caused by the Candida albicans fungus. Sounds scary, right? You probably know it by its more common, less scary name – a yeast infection. Since thrush loves to take up residence in the mouths of infants, we'd like to arm you with some knowledge to prevent [...]

2020-02-03T17:28:57-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Banish That Canker Sore!

There’s hardly anything more irritating than a canker sore. Sure, they’re tiny and only last a few days, but when you’ve got one, just about every word spoken and every bite taken hurts like all get-out. What exactly are those little buggers, and how in the world can you ease the pain fast? We’ll fill [...]

2018-04-17T16:26:50-07:00June 26th, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Mouth Myths – BUSTED!

Myth-busting! It’s not just for television. Given all of the misinformation that exists online and among friends and family, we thought we’d take a stab at some of the more pervasive myths related to oral health. So, whether they’re related to the food and drink you consume, the good and bad habits you foist upon [...]

2019-04-03T11:13:33-07:00June 12th, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Teaching Young Children Healthy Spending Habits

When’s the last time you had a serious conversation with your child about money? For most of us, such conversations take the form of “no, we can’t afford to be buying all these things,” which is usually a pretty easy conversation to have. But what happens when your child actually comes into some money of [...]

2019-09-26T14:13:10-07:00May 15th, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|

My Child Needs Crowns? Really?

The idea of outfitting your young child with a mouthful of stainless steel can seem unfortunate. However, saving decaying primary teeth through the application of stainless steel crowns is often necessary when it comes to preserving the integrity of a child’s bite and early facial development.  As we’ve covered previously, preserving your child’s primary teeth – even [...]

2018-04-17T16:17:42-07:00April 18th, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|