Monday, February 27, 2017

Does Your Child Have a Toothache?

Good afternoon,

As our last week in February and National Children's Dental Health Month, we are sharing one final video with you all about what to do if your child has a toothache. "Growing pains” are part of childhood, and teething can be the cause of some discomfort in your child’s mouth. ADA dentist Dr. Maria Lopez Howell reveals one thing to check for before taking your child to the dentist for a toothache."

Click on the video link to learn more and feel free to call us to have your child looked at! http://germantowndentalcare.com/

Monday, February 20, 2017

Best drinks for your child's teeth? Choose tap water!

Good morning,

As National Children's Dental Health month continues, today we want to talk briefly about what types of drinks are best for your child's teeth. "Drinks loaded with added sugar are not healthy choices and should be avoided! Drinks with some added sugars and sweeteners should only be chosen occasionally.  The healthiest beverages have no added sugar or artificial sweeteners" and are things like tap water and low-fat milk. If you are concerned about your child's oral health, then come see us! We can help your child get their oral health back on track in a warm, caring environment.  Visit us online at: http://germantowndentalcare.com/  or call us at (301) 540-5195.

Thanks to The American Dental Association we also have this fun activity page for you and your child to do together!

Monday, February 13, 2017

When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?

Good morning,

As you may have heard February is National Children's Dental month! So today we are sharing an article which contains a great, informative video about when to brush your baby's teeth. It’s never too early to care for your baby's teeth and in the video ADA dentist Dr. Maria Lopez Howell discusses how you can keep your child’s smile healthy from the start Take a look!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Need Dental Work Done When Pregnant? Double Check Your Medications!

Good afternoon!

If you need to have a dental procedure that requires medication while pregnant or nursing, check with your dentist, personal physician and pediatrician to make sure it is safe for your baby. “It’s important to know there are antibiotics we can give you that won’t hurt the baby,” Dr. Sahota says. “It’s not only safe to go to the dentist while you’re pregnant and while you’re nursing, it’s very important to do so for the best health of your child.” (Source: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en)

Another helpful resource for nursing moms is the U.S National Library of Medicine’s Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed). Simply search for any medication and get information about how it affects your supply, your baby and if there’s an alternative available. Talk to your doctor about what you find!

If you are pregnant or nursing and looking to get your oral health under control for your baby's sake, contact us today! http://germantowndentalcare.com/