Hector, the vampire

The Dental Dad: Donating to Dracula

It all started with a call to a Transylvania outreach program for reformed vampires… A little over two years ago, my then nine year old son, Theo, had to get two teeth pulled, his “canines”, or fangs as they say in the underworld. These were baby teeth that needed to be removed because his adult…

Sippy cups increase risk of caries in children.

Early Childhood Caries: The Truth About Sippy Cups

Most parents know about Early Childhood Caries (or cavities), also known as ECC. However, did you know covered cups for small children – notably sippy cups – can be detrimental to young teeth, too? Early Childhood Caries also goes by another name: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. ECC occurs when sugary foods and liquids create the thin…