Mouth-Healthy Holidays for Kids

The holidays can be stressful, and it’s very easy to give up on wrangling your kids into general mouth health during such a busy time. But don’t give up! Trying to cram an emergency dental visit into your holiday plans is not a fun idea for anyone. Here are some... Read more »

What Causes Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

While teaching your toddler-aged children to learn to brush can be tricky, it's impossible, dangerous and not advised for children aged 3 and under. For infants and newborns, you can use oral tissues, also defined as tooth wipes. Tooth tissues should be utilized after children swallow or drink sugary foods... Read more »

Dental Jokes to Tell Trick or Treaters on Halloween

Halloween is almost here. That means the vampires are coming out of their coffins, ghosts and mummies are leaving their graves and witches are boiling toil and trouble. In other words, trick or treaters are coming to your door! You can make the experience more fun by telling them these... Read more »

How Fluoride Can Help Your Child’s Teeth

If you would like extra protection against cavities for your teeth or your child’s teeth, ask Dr. Deanna Dudenbostel about fluoride in Colmar, Pennsylvania. What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help strengthen the teeth against cavities. Every day, minerals are lost and gained from the enamel.... Read more »

Choosing a Toothpaste

When it comes to brushing your teeth, there are two things that are must-haves. One is a toothbrush, the other is toothpaste. There are plenty of brands on the market, so which one is the right one for you? Most toothpastes will contain an abrasive to help scrub your teeth.... Read more »

Teaching Kids to Brush

A strong oral hygiene regimen is a must — anyone who’s been kissed can confirm that. And while you pray your little one won’t be snogging for approximately the following 15 years, establishing proper oral care is a must with children while they’re still young. That’s why at Colmar Dentistry... Read more »

If You Want Your Child to Have a Top-Notch Oral Health, Avoid Giving Them These Foods

Your child’s smile is vulnerable to many things, and food is one of them. Well, certain foods. These foods can attack your child’s little chompers and promote dental issues. You don’t want that for your child’s smile, do you? Well, our dentist, Dr. Deanna Dudenbostel, has a recommendation for you:... Read more »

Is Your Child Ready for a Healthy and Successful School Year?

When it comes to your child's health, you might want to know that every year, school age children miss more than 51 million hours of school. That's a lot of missed educational opportunity. And did you know that the cause of this missed time is...dental disease? Well, it's true, and... Read more »

A Guide to Dealing With Thumb Sucking

When you begin to help your child with her thumb sucking habit, always encourage her to quit on her own terms rather than trying to force her to do so. Here are some facts to consider: - Although it should only be used if other treatment levels have failed, your... Read more »

Gum Disease in Young People

Normally, we think of gum disease as a problem that affects adults. But did you know that children are susceptible to gum disease as well? It’s important that as a parent or caregiver, you know the signs and symptoms of gum disease. Gingivitis appears as a swelling or tenderness in... Read more »