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How to prevent cavities…at least one way.

How to prevent cavities.Thirsties BlogOkay, out these three options, which do you think will be least likely to create an acidic environment in your mouth that’s perfect for making cavities:

  1. Dry, sugary cereal accompanied by a drink of water
  2. Dry, sugary cereal accompanied by a drink of 100% apple juice
  3. Dry, sugary cereal accompanied by a drink of whole milk

Got your guess yet? Alright.┬áThe correct answer to which one of these combinations will create a less acidic environment in your mouth, thus, making your teeth less likely to get cavities is (drum roll please…): Dry, sugary cereal accompanied by a drink of whole milk!

Are you surprised? I was too but according to a recent study conducted by dentists at the University of Illinois at Chicago, it’s not so much the sugary food that is consumed that creates perfect breeding ground for plaque but what’s followed after that sugary, carbohydrate food … Read More

Febrile Seizures: What You Need to Know

The day started out normally like any other day would have started out. We ate breakfast,Worried mommy...feverish baby continued unpacking boxes as we had moved into our house the weekend before. My daughter, Kendall, was a little clingier than usual. I chalked it up to the excitement and change from living in a new house. Let me tell you, one handed unpacking takes about ten times longer than being able to use both arms so the unpacking job was put on the back burner. I started making lunch, Kendall sat at the bar top in her secured chair. She was fine, she looked a little dazed but like I said before, she was tired from the big move.

I was chatting on the phone with my husband, asking him where the thermometer was because Kendall felt really warm when I had put her into her high chair. Out of the corner of … Read More