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Time for a New Toothpaste?

Aug 13, 2014

Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical, found in Colgate Total Toothpaste is now under the spotlight… While it is FDA approved (1997), the toothpaste is currently under scrutiny due to triclosan’s potential link to cancer cell growth and disrupted development in animals (Bloomberg News). In light of newer research and consumer pressure, many companies (like Johnson & […]

Your Turn, My Turn

May 1, 2014

A lot of parents proudly tell me that their little one brushes all by herself! And while I don’t like to be a dream crusher, I do inform parents that their little one brushing solo at this age is probably not the best for preventing cavities.  Brushing well requires a certain level of manual dexterity […]

Toothbrushes, Toothbrushes, Toothbrushes

Mar 18, 2013

What kind of toothbrush is appropriate for what ages? Recently, my sister in law (and soon to be new mommy!) asked me this question. So, here are my recommendations: 1. Infant Toothbrush Wipes: start with these as your baby first begins to get teeth. It’s even a good idea to just wipe the gums before […]

Brushy Brush Your Teeth

Jan 15, 2013

Watch Elmo and Bruno Mars team up for brushing! It’s quite the catchy song and a great way to get your child to brush for more than 5 seconds…

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