genetics

Are Bad Teeth Hereditary?

Parents, in particular, want to know: does DNA predetermine dental health? It’s the classic nature vs. nurture question that dentists…

apthous ulcer

Is Your Child’s Mouth Sore Cantankerous?

can·tan·ker·ous kanˈtaNGk(ə)rəs/ adjective bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. “a crusty, cantankerous old man” Many parents have contacted me, concerned about their…

Brushing Teeth for Babies

Fluoride Toothpaste for Babies?

That’s correct! The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) as well as the Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have changed their recommendations…