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Keep the Chocolate – and Your Teeth

Wouldn’t it be nice to indulge your junior chocoholic? (And—let’s face it—wouldn’t you like to indulge, too?) Research shows that there is no need to completely avoid this delicious treat. In fact, dark chocolate has many potential health benefits that outnumber the risks, so add it to your grocery list. Dark chocolate that is composed […]

The Scoop on Teeth Whitening Products and Your Kids

Commercials for tooth whitening products are all over TV. Here is some advice from our friends at the American Academy of Pediatrics: Consider Your Child’s Age Before Trying Tooth Whitening Products ​​After the tooth fairy has made a few visits to your home, you might notice that your child’s pearly smile doesn’t seem as white […]

Are Dental X-Rays Necessary for Children

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Dr. Paul Casamassimo was recently featured in The New York Times….. Are Dental X-Rays Necessary for Children? According to the article: “Cavities between teeth are best caught early. If you wait until you can see it without an X-ray, “that tooth is in big trouble,” possibly requiring a root canal […]

Are there any health drawbacks related to drinking sparkling water?

This question was posed to the “Ask Well” column of the New York Times and here is the answer: Plain seltzer or sparkling water’s lack of sugar, calories, added colors or artificial flavors and its relatively low acidity makes it a generally healthy choice compared to most beverage options on the market, including most sodas, […]