What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste should my child use?

February 21st, 2024

Dr. Jeffrey Matson and our team know that as a parent, you want your child to be as healthy as possible. By now, you probably know that your son or daughter’s oral health plays a huge role in overall health. When there are so many toothpaste ads and different styles of brush to choose from,…
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Are there foods that whiten teeth?

February 14th, 2024

Coffee. Blueberries. Red wine. Tomato sauce. They might please our palate, but they are notorious for staining our teeth. Luckily, nature has balanced the scales for us! Here are just some of the foods that could actually help whiten your smile. Apples The crunchy texture of an apple makes it perfect for scrubbing your teeth…
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Gum Disease in Children

February 7th, 2024

When it comes to gum disease and your child, it’s a good news/bad news situation. The very good news is that children rarely suffer from advanced gum disease, or periodontitis. The not-so-good news? Early gum disease, called gingivitis, is unfortunately an all-too-common childhood problem. What does gingivitis look like in children? Childhood gingivitis has the…
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Eco-Friendly Toothbrushes

January 31st, 2024

When it comes to dental hygiene, “going green” is not the first phrase that comes to mind. But if you are brushing properly, you are also replacing your toothbrush every three to four months as the bristles become frayed and wear down. Sure, that’s a tiny amount of plastic from each of us going to…
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