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? …

Your Child’s First Visit

Hi! I’m Dr. Laura Mitchell at Frisco Mini Molars, and today I want to talk to you about your child’s first visit to our office. One thing we tried very hard to do at Frisco Mini Molars is create a bright, cheerful environment starting with our kid-friendly waiting room. When it’s time for your child’s exam, we’ll invite them back …

The Tooth-Shattering History of Mouthguards

We didn’t always have mouthguards to protect our teeth during high impact sports. But, like most inventions, mouthguards were created out of necessity. In fact, one pugilistic sport is responsible for getting mouthguards off the ground, and helping other protect their teeth in times of peril. Below, we’ll discuss how boxers were tired of cracking their teeth, and decided to …

Easy Mouth-Healthy Options in 2017

This year, try helping your child get a healthy smile by packing their lunch with mouth-healthy items that can help keep their teeth clean and strong. Cheese Cheese is high in calcium, which promotes strong teeth. But the benefits of cheese don’t end there. It also contains a protein called casein which strengthens tooth enamel and helps to prevent cavities. …

Stop! That Healthy Snack May Ruin Your Child’s Teeth.

As a parent, you’re always trying to gain a leg up on creating a healthy lifestyle for your child, and one of the best ways to help is by giving them a more nutritious diet. Whether it’s snacking on granola bars, or choosing fruit instead of potato chips, there are endless dietary actions that you can take to improve your …

Electric Vs. Standard Toothbrush, Which is Right for my Child?

As your child begins brushing their own teeth, it can be difficult to choose the right toothbrush for their overall oral health. The market is flooded with products all claiming to clean teeth better than the rest. But, what about an electric toothbrush? Is it really better than a standard toothbrush? The answer may surprise you. Manual Toothbrushes Manual toothbrushes …

Tooth Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Those of you celebrating Christmas are quite familiar with stockings, and have surely filled them with little gifts on more than one occasion. This year, we suggest balancing out some of the candy and tiny treats with some mouth-healthy stocking stuffers! Toothbrush Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, depending upon the health of the bristles, which makes Christmas the …

The Truth about George Washington’s Teeth

George Washington, the first President of the United States and revolutionary general, had dental problems his entire life. When he was inaugurated President in 1789, he only had one real tooth remaining in his mouth. A man known for his strength and resolve, Washington’s great oral pain sometimes made it quite difficult for the renowned orator to deliver speeches, and …

Is Your Child at Risk for Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is the most widespread diseases among children today – and it’s almost entirely preventable. Tooth decay is called early childhood carries (cavities) when it occurs in children ages 6 and younger. Tooth decay is 5 times more common than asthma, 4 times more common than childhood obesity and 20 times more common childhood diabetes. All of this means …