The holidays are over and if you’re like most of the world you probably indulged in a few too many sweets. It’s not really a secret that sugar isn’t good for your teeth. While you can enjoy it in moderation, continuous or prolonged exposure to sugar isn’t good for your overall health and it can cause problems in your mouth such as cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. One of the downsides of sugar is how great it tastes and the addictive nature of foods that contain high amounts of it. Eating sweet foods can make your body crave more and more of them. Because of this it can be extremely hard to stop eating them. If you’re looking for ways to help reduce your overall intake, we’ve got some helpful tips: 1. Drink A Glass of Water – Water is great for your body in all kinds of ways. It’s also said that sometimes dehydration is mistaken for cravings. Enjoying a big glass of water before diving into the candy dish might just save you. 2. Reach for Fruit Instead – While some fruits have high acidity levels too there are others that have lower levels. Fruit also has...
Have you found yourself immersed in the world of a teething baby or toddler? Many mothers and fathers around the world can likely relate to this topic. Whether you’ve found yourself rolling out of bed after a sleepless night or frantically bouncing your tearful child up and down during the day, teething can make a real impact. Believe us, we’ve been there with our own kids and we’re here to offer you reassurance that this time will pass and there are lots of ways you can help your child (and yourself) through this phase of development. What Is Teething? Teething for a child is the process that they go through when they’re first set of teeth begins to emerge in the mouth. The new set of shiny teeth will appear by cutting up through the gums. Each tooth may take several days to fully appear and the entire process of teething can take a couple of years. When Does Teething Start? The start of teething depends on your individual child. While it can start as early as four months of age some kids don’t start until much later. The average age when a child cuts their first tooth is 6...