Year: 2015

As we all know, candy can be found almost everywhere this time of year. Im sure most of us find it in our stockings Christmas morning, used a quick and easy filler to make those stockings look extra full! Magic Smiles wants to give you some teeth friendly stocking stuffer alternatives so you can still…

Thanksgiving is a time we eat lots of delicious food, give thanks for who and what we have, and spend time with family and friends. Although the Thanksgiving tradition has not changed much since the time of the Pilgrims and Native Americans, dental care has changed tremendously. Native Americans had many more resources than the…

Halloween is right around the corner which means kids are excited to see who gets the most and best candy. Unfortunately most children and even some adults do not realize the dental risks they are taking by eating those sugary candies. Your mouth has natural bacteria that feeds on sugar in candies and other foods…

Many people have their own opinion of what the answer to this question may be but according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry your child should see a dentist at 1 years of age or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting. We at Magic Smiles agree and will see children of any…

At times parents may feel that it soothes and/or makes the night time routine easier to put children “night-night” with a bottle; which typically contains formula, milk or juice. Allowing a child to fall asleep with these substances allows the sugars to continually turn to acid causing cavities and potentially leading to dental issues in…

Ask yourself; are you in that group of people who don’t like to floss? Are you the one that leaves the popcorn kernel or piece of chicken between your teeth for days? And don’t go see the dentist regularly? Why am I asking you these questions? Well, would you leave chicken out for a few…

Toothpicks in one form or another have been used since Neanderthals walked the earth. Archeologists have determined early humans regularly cleaned their teeth with twigs or by chewing on soft woods. Through the centuries toothpicks have been made from many things including; wood, bone, ivory, shells, bird claws, animal whiskers, copper, and even ornate jewel-handled…