Dr. Chan’s Blog

Is Your Teen Stressed Out about A Gummy Smile?

The amount of gum tissue we possess, just like how much hair we have on our heads, is merely a matter of personal anatomy - some of us just have more of it than others.  If your teen is unhappy with their smile, and think they have too much gum tissue, there is a way [...]

2018-02-03T12:46:38-08:00March 1st, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Seven Tips to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Cavities – they're not just for adults. Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium that contributes to tooth decay, is a rather indiscriminate little purple menace, and is quite fond of teeth no matter if they're in your mouth or the mouth of your baby. Keeping their mouth as clean as you keep your own can help you [...]

2018-02-03T12:42:00-08:00February 15th, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Can Gummy Vitamins Harm Your Child’s Teeth?

Kids hate vitamins – we know. That’s why gummy vitamins will rank as one of the best kid inventions of all time.   Kids love ‘em!   Kids want more of ‘em!   Kids steal them and bring them to school!   Wait. What?   Gummy vitamins are a fantastic way to get your kids [...]

2018-01-15T15:04:51-08:00February 8th, 2018|Dr. Chan's Blog|

Should Your Child Use Mouthwash?

Choosing a mouthwash (also called a mouth rinse) can be a lot like deciding on a new cereal - the choices seem endless and can be confusing enough to forgo choosing anything at all. So how does one decide? And, really, aren't all mouthwashes essentially the same? Well, the fascinating thing about mouthwash is – [...]

2018-01-15T15:04:58-08:00January 25th, 2018|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 [...]

2018-01-15T15:06:44-08:00January 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 [...]

2017-12-10T13:48:38-08:00December 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 [...]

2017-12-10T13:46:25-08:00December 14th, 2017|Dr. Chan's Blog|