When I think of the annual “back to school” time of the year, my mind goes back to a humorous commercial put out by an office supply store years ago in which a parent, pushing a shopping cart filled with school supplies is running and skipping gleefully throughout the store, followed by sad, forlorn children […]
Your BIG AUTHORITY on little teeth just released the second edition of the “State of Little Teeth Report” which draws on the latest scientific research and best available expertise to examine challenges facing the oral health of our children and what we can do about them. Check out the full report here where you will […]
The holiday season is always a busy time – especially for families. With kids out of school and all the holiday festivities, it is not unusual for everyday life routines to be put on hold. And sometimes that means good oral health routines and habits go out the window, too. As a parent, you may […]
Did you know that the average American child will consume about three cups of sugar during the Halloween season? That is almost 16 times the maximum daily recommendation of 25 grams! That is A LOT of sugar and treats! At the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in having fun at Halloween while also […]
A new survey conducted on behalf of the AAPD reveals gaps in oral health knowledge among parents and caregivers. AAPD President Dr. Castellano shares his perspective and expert knowledge on key findings of the survey. View the article in English here! Vea el PDF en español aquí!
Dental braces. When I was growing up, we wore them in high school. Now it seems that people of all ages ranging from elementary-school age children to senior citizens, are straightening their teeth with braces or clear retainers. As a parent, you may be wondering if your child needs braces, as well as when is […]
Did your child lose a tooth? This is a perfect printable note for them to sign to leave for the Tooth Fairy! Download the printable PDF here!