What You Should Know About Halloween Candy

Ghosts, vampires, pumpkins, and bags filled with trick-or-treat loot – it enough to give me the shivers! Especially when we think about the damage all those sugary-sweet treats will do to our patients’ teeth, both adult and child alike. It’s not just the kids who will enjoy those treats, parents too! 62% of parents admit … Continue reading “What You Should Know About Halloween Candy”

How Much Sugar Is Too Much?

There’s nothing quite like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. While everyone (even your dental team at Sullivan Family Dental) can overlook the occasional sweet indulgence, we all also know that sugar, like many good things, should be enjoyed in moderation. Why is sugar a bad thing for teeth? Sugar and saliva … Continue reading “How Much Sugar Is Too Much?”

Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum

At Sullivan Family Dental, we want to make sure you’re developing healthy oral hygiene habits at home. After all, a little bit of preventive care can limit or eliminate a wide range of dental issues. From brushing twice daily and flossing regularly to limiting your intake of sodas, sweets, and other foods that cause cavities, … Continue reading “Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum”

Top Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth

The very first thing people notice about you is your smile. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, essentially all Americans (99.7%) consider a smile to be a pivotal element in social situations. And the color of your teeth is one of the first things people remember about your smile. Luckily, the color of … Continue reading “Top Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth”

Our Favorite Tooth-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Kids

With the holidays just around the corner, your children have probably already sent Santa Claus their wish list filled with toys, games, books and… oral care supplies? While maybe not at the top of their list, tooth-friendly holiday gifts are a great way to get kids excited to take care of their teeth. Not to … Continue reading “Our Favorite Tooth-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Kids”

Four Helpful Tips for Teaching Kids About Oral Health

Most kids learn lessons all day long – only some of which they’re actually excited to learn. Teach a child a popular sport or how to make cookies, and you’ll receive full attention. Teach a child to eat vegetables or to take a bath, and you’ll likely receive complaints plus some rejection. Unfortunately, oral health … Continue reading “Four Helpful Tips for Teaching Kids About Oral Health”