Header Image
North Grove Office: 864-699-6382 Reidville Rd. Office: 864-310-6882

Welcome to the pediatric dental practice of 'Your Name Here'.

Our office provides specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a warm, caring and "child-friendly" environment. As pediatric dentists, our 2-3 years of additional training after dental school has prepared us for the unique dental needs of each child we serve. We focus on preventive care to help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Our office serves infants, children, teens and children with special health care needs in 'Your City, State'.

Read Our Reviews Patient Forms Schedule a Visit

Mouth-Healthy Valentine’s Day Sweets

February 14, 2019

smvaAYe - Mouth-Healthy Valentine’s Day Sweets

This Valentine’s Day, you can celebrate with some treats that will please your taste buds without damaging your teeth!

Frozen Strawberries and Yogurt 

These frozen strawberry and yogurt bites are the perfect tooth-friendly treat for Valentine’s Day. Yogurt is a mouth healthy because it is packed with protein and high in calcium – both of which help build strong teeth and enamel. It also contains a healthy amount of good bacteria, which helps eliminate bad bacteria that can stick to teeth and lead to cavities. Strawberries are also high in fiber, which cleans teeth as it is consumed.

Ingredients: 

12 oz. package of strawberries 

1 Cup of non-fat Greek yogurt

Directions: 

Set aside a large baking sheet, and cover it with wax paper or tin foil. Cut off the green tops of the strawberries, and then rinse them under cold water. Next, cut the strawberries in half vertically. Dip the strawberries in the yogurt one by one, and place them on the baking sheet. After each strawberry is on the baking sheet, place it in the freezer and leave them there for 2 – 3 hours, or until the yogurt has completely hardened. 

Watermelon Heart Popsicles 

Watermelon is high in vitamin C, which helps teeth and gums by preventing cell damage that can lead to gum degeneration. In fact, a lack of vitamin C in your diet can promote bleeding gums and make it more difficult for your gums to heal. 

These heart-shaped watermelon popsicles will give you a boost of vitamin C, and help you celebrate Valentine’s Day without damaging your teeth.

Ingredients: 

1 Watermelon 

1 Heart-shaped cookie cutter 

25 medium popsicle sticks 

Directions: 

Cut the watermelon into large disks that are 1 – 1.5 inches thick. Take one of the disks and set it down flat. Then, use the cookie cutter to cut hearts from the pink area of the disk. Repeat this until the watermelon is gone, or you’ve reach your desired number of popsicles. Finally, stick the popsicle sticks into the bottom of the hearts, and put them on a baking sheet and into the freezer. Leave in the freezer until they are frozen through, about 3 – 4 hours.

Dark Chocolate

 

For those that aren’t feeling crafty, dark chocolate is a mouth-healthy treat that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes for Valentine’s Day. Dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate because it doesn’t contain added milk or sugar. Additionally, dark chocolate contains polyphenols, which are natural chemicals that limit the buildup of bad oral bacteria. Polyphenols also help prevent bacteria from turning sugar into acid, thereby limiting acid attacks that can damage tooth enamel. 

When buying dark chocolate, be sure that it is at least 70% cocoa to get the most nutritional value.

Visit Our Office

 

A mouth-healthy diet is an important part of maintaining optimal oral health. If you’re concerned about how your child’s diet may be affecting their teeth, then bring them into our office.

Recent Blog Posts

girl rollerblading 33997063 - Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

May 16, 2019

Today, our team thought we would answer some of the most frequent questions about pediatric dentistry and oral health we hear from parents. What constitutes a “healthy, balanced diet” for my child? A healthy, balanced diet contains all the nutrients your child needs to grow, including one serving each of fruits and vegetables, breads and…
Continue Reading

sxZdoN7 - Young Athletes Should Avoid Sports Drinks for the Sake of Their Teeth

Young Athletes Should Avoid Sports Drinks for the Sake of Their Teeth

April 25, 2019

Sports drinks are widely popular, and used by people of all ages. But, children and teenagers are particularly fond of sports drinks. In fact, studies have shown that these “thirst quenchers” are consumed by 62% of adolescents every day. But sports drinks can be awful for teeth and can give cavities the fuel they need to thrive. Below,…
Continue Reading

SiP0pL7 - Our Four Favorite Snack for Healthy Teeth

Our Four Favorite Snack for Healthy Teeth

April 11, 2019

Snacking often gets a bad rep because most people snack on junk food. But, you can rest easy knowing that there are healthy snacks that can actually improve your smile.   1 – Apples  Apples are packed with fiber, and that’s great news for teeth. Fiber is an excellent nutrient for mouth-health, and supports a healthy digestive…
Continue Reading

Back to Top