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Summertime Treats & Eats

Mango banana fruit popsicles

Summer is full of great family activities. Everyone enjoys a good barbecue, camping trip, or pool party. But when we’re in those festive situations, sometimes sugar sneaks up on us. It only seems natural to enjoy a soda or a lemonade at a friendly barbecue. And that’s going to happen sometimes, especially when we’re at […]

Lip protection: The Importance of Using Sunscreen

applying lip balm

As summer approaches, we start spending more and more time outside. Now that we’re culturally aware of UV rays and skin cancer, you probably make sure you have plenty of sunscreen when you spend the day outside. But how much do you think about what the sun can do to your lips? The Sun and […]

Baby Bottle/Sippy Cup Syndrome

Child drinking sippy cup

Back in April, I asked a simple question. It’s getting hot– what are you drinking? When it gets hot, we often turn to lemonade, sports drinks, fruit juice, and soda to quench our thirst. But those drinks contain much more sugar than we think they do. Our young children aren’t immune to the summer heat, […]

I Have a Hero, I Call Him Dad!

Father's Day Golfing

Father’s Day is approaching quickly. What do you have planned? Like mothers, most fathers are pretty easy to please on their designated holiday. As long as we show care, put some thought into it, and take their likes and dislikes into account, they appreciate whatever we do for them. In this short post, we’ll share […]

Your “Healthy” Smoothie isn’t so Healthy Afterall

Pink raspberry smoothie

If you or your children have made the switch from soda and energy drinks to “healthier” fruit smoothies, either purchased or homemade, you may want to moderate your intake. Many smoothies have up to 3 g/100 ml of sugar or approximately 2.5 tsp in a 3.5-oz serving. That can account for up to one-half of […]

Why Your Bite is Important

Woman with braces

Many people get braces at a young age to correct their bite. But if you never had braces and your bite still feels a bit “off,” it’s worth looking into. If you have a balanced bite, your upper and lower teeth should come in contact at the same time, and your facial muscles should be […]

Treating Gum Disease: Stroke & Heart Attack Prevention

Cardiovascular system

Did you know, gum disease is sometimes linked to stroke and heart attack? When I tell my patients about these sometimes-unknown risks of gum disease, they’re often surprised. But the research confirms there’s a solid like between oral health and cardiovascular health. According to the CDC, heart disease accounts for one in four American deaths. […]

Pampering The Mother in Your Life

Marea White with her mother and son

We all love our moms, but Mother’s Day sometimes has the habit of sneaking up on us. That’s why I try to plan my Mother’s Day activities in March or April. No matter what I plan, it’s always nice to spend the day with my son and my own mother. As a mother, I can […]

Summer Fun and Dental Injuries

kid on bike

Summer is the time for many fun outdoor activities, for children and adults alike. With all the renewed opportunities for swimming, biking, and outdoor team sports, though, comes added risk. The outdoor activities vacationing families enjoy are accompanied by some dental risks, as well. From DentistryIQ: “Injuries are not the only cause of summer dental […]

It’s Getting Hot. What are You Drinking?

man drinking sports drink

As the days get hotter, we start craving just one thing– a refreshing, cold drink. Nothing feels better than indulging in a glass of your favorite beverage on a hot summer day, but you may be indulging a bit too much. Gatorade and other sports drinks become especially popular when the mercury rises, and we […]