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 »

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 »