By Dr. Richard Mungo, chair of pediatric dentistry at CHOC At CHOC, we know you want to give your child the very best care every day, especially during these uncertain times. Kids are kids, even during a pandemic. They may trip playing hopscotch and crack a tooth or cause harm to the soft tissues of the […]
February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and we are brushing up on tips for healthy teeth, and examining the causes of halitosis, or bad breath. What is halitosis and how can you avoid it? Some bacteria in the mouth are odor-producing, which can lead to halitosis (bad breath.) If you don’t floss and brush regularly, […]
Helping your child develop a dental hygiene routine can be complicated if other medical conditions are present. Dental care is the most common unmet need among children with special needs, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, Richard Mungo, D.D.S., a pediatric dentist and chair of pediatric dentistry […]
Are good hygiene habits part of your teen’s back to school routine? Check out these easy reminders to help keep your teen happy and healthy, and continue these habits into adulthood. Understanding the body. If you’re talking about good teen hygiene, that also means talking about puberty. Have a casual and open conversation with your […]
The key to preventing tooth decay lies in limiting the amount of candy children eat, and reducing the time sugar remains in the mouth.