You brush your teeth constantly, you never chew gum and you drink diet soda instead of regular. You may think all those things are protecting your teeth. But you’re wrong. As it turns out, many things that people consider healthy behavior are anything but healthy when it comes to their teeth.
Dec 04, 2017
5 Myths About Kids Teeth
You’ve probably read to your kids myths about Hercules and Zeus. Those take place thousands of years ago — so would it surprise you to know there are still myths circulating in our modern world, and that some of them have to do with teeth? In fact, some things we take as common knowledge abo
Few things are as stressful as helping your child when they are in pain. That’s why having an action plan can make a world of difference. Toothaches are serious business. When a tooth hurts, it can consume your child’s ability to focus and potentially worsen if left unchecked. If your child co
Jun 18, 2017
What Portland Parents Should Know About Flouride
Fluoride is a substance that has unique health benefits in low doses but unfortunate side effects in high amounts, making its use both common and controversial. In dentistry, it has been shown that low amounts of fluoride to strengthen forming teeth and help prevent tooth decay. However, fluoride
Jun 05, 2017
The Benefits of Combined Care for Your Child
Here at Fox Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on bringing you the best pediatric dental care and orthodontic experience, all under one roof! We also know that offering kids combined care for their teeth is not just special – it’s smart. How Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic
Apr 03, 2017
Fast Facts About Baby Teeth
Fast Facts About Baby Teeth A child’s first set of teeth is called their “baby teeth” – 20 primary teeth that will gradually be replaced by a full set of 32 adult teeth. Baby teeth hold the places in the mouth for adult teeth to come in. Although we lose this first set of teeth, […]
Mar 21, 2017
Healthy Sweet Snacks for Kids
Most kids love a sweet treat, but you may be concerned that these foods can negatively affect your child’s dental health. After all, sugary sweets contribute to tooth decay and cavities. Fortunately, there are plenty of kid-friendly and healthy sweet treats available. Here is a list of easy-to-mak
Nov 09, 2016
Our Take on The Recent FDA Warning Against the Use of Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels
Treatment of teething symptoms includes pain medication taken by mouth (most commonly Children’s Tylenol or Children’s Motrin), or chilled rings for the infant to gum or chew. Use of numbing gels or over-the-counter teething gels is discouraged due to the potential toxicity of the products.
Nov 09, 2016
Dental Sealants and How They Help Prevent Cavities
All in all, sealants can save you and your family time, money, and the stress of potential scary dental appointments. They’re easy and fast enough to generally be done at your checkup appointment, so no extra trips to our office.