When Can My Child Start Brushing On Their Own?

Hi, I’m Dr. Laura Mitchell at Frisco Mini Molars! One of the questions I often get from parents is “How old does a child need to be in order to brush adequately on their own?” The answer is pretty surprising, as children typically aren’t ready to start brushing on their own until they’re 7 or 8 years old! The reason? …

The Ugly Truth about Candy

Candy tastes great, but it isn’t a nutritionally sound snack that adequately fuels your child’s growing body. Additionally, candy can severely harm your child’s teeth and lead to cavities and oral health disease. But, not all candy effects teeth in the same way. In fact, candy has numerous ways in which it can damage teeth and lead to tooth decay. …