What Is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a liquid that is painlessly painted onto cavities to help prevent the cavities from progressing. It is so quick and easy to apply that it can even be used on toddlers. Best of all, it doesn’t require numbing or drilling. SDF is a great option for young children or other patients who can’t tolerate conventional... read more »

Drinking Diluted Juice All Day?

Health-conscious parents often give their children water “with a splash of juice” in between meals. It’s mostly water so it’s healthy, right? Unfortunately, no. Giving your child diluted juice all day is a recipe for cavities. Even though your child might not be getting that many grams of sugar, as a dentist we’re more concerned about the frequency that your... read more »

Recipe for a Healthy Snacks: Carbohydrate Plus Protein

Most kids need three meals and one to two snacks per day. Planning nutritious snacks can help your child meet their nutritional needs, while also protecting their teeth from cavities. Oftentimes parents will ask me about healthy snack ideas for their kids. For your child’s dental and overall health, I recommend pairing a carbohydrate with a protein. Carbohydrates give quick... read more »

Why Choose Chocolate Over Sticky Candy?

Chocolate is a dentist’s favorite candy, and not just because of the taste :) (in fact, dark chocolate is Dr. Wengler’s treat of choice)! Chocolate is a mix of sugar and fat, so it’s quickly washed off of the teeth. Compare the experience of eating M&Ms versus the experience of eating jelly beans and gummy bears. The chocolate leaves your... read more »