The Bully (Not the Teeth)

Picture the typical bullied child. What do you see? Glasses? An odd haircut and unfashionable clothes? Awkward posture? How about their teeth? A study published last fall in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics found that teeth were the number one physical feature targeted by bullies – more than physique, hair, clothes or …

Capturing the Tooth Fairy

Ask a bunch of kids what the tooth fairy looks like, get a bunch of different answers. Sure, there will be some commonalities – the character is most often human-like, female and winged – but imagination adds the detail. After all, No one knows what the tooth fairy looks like, but almost everyone has ideas, …

How Kids See Dentists

Dental fear and anxiety often begin when we’re very young. That’s one reason why most dentists recommend a first visit by a child’s first birthday or when the first tooth comes in. With an early introduction to the office environment and the process of dental visits, children can learn that it’s not an inherently scary …

What’s Good Food to a 7 Year Old?

Chatting with one of our clients after her recent appointment, we got to talking about some of the great documentaries about food and the food industry that have been made over the past decade – from Super Size Me to Food, Inc. – and TV shows such as Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. This, of course, …

Dental Health Affects How Kids Do in School

As this year’s National Children’s Dental Health Month draws to a close (incidentally, February is also National Pet Dental Month; we leave you to draw your own conclusions), here are a few facts from a study on the relationship of oral health, school attendance and performance recently published in the American Journal of Public Health: …