Oral Health A-Z

In this section, learn about conditions that affect your Oral Health – the teeth, gums, and tongue — including sensitive teeth, toothaches, tooth decay, cavities, and teeth grinding (bruxism).

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The Best Electric Toothbrush for Kids

One of the questions I get asked most often is, should I get my child an electric toothbrush? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Be smart about it. What to Know Before You Buy Your Child an Electric Toothbrush Kids can be frightened by an electric toothbrush: They buzz; they make noise; they can tickle or…

the best electric toothbrush for kids

When Should My Child First See the Dentist?

One of the most common questions I get from parents is “When should I bring my child in for his/her first dentist visit?” Some parents want to wait a few years until their child has all his or her teeth; some want to bring in their infants just a few months after they are born;…

First Dentist Appointment

Infographics – Draft

How cavities form Teeth naturally self-repair as minerals found in saliva replace material lost by normal wear and tear. Bacteria interrupts this process, opening up holes (cavities) in teeth that can progress into various stages of tooth decay. Normal state: remineralization Minerals in saliva like calcium naturally deposit onto and bond with enamel, repairing any…


Spiced Cinnamon Buttered Popcorn

Here’s a fun and delicious way to get your kids to eat more vitamin K2 grass-fed butter while avoiding the chemicals of microwave popcorn. Plus, introducing herbs and spices like turmeric and cinnamon into your kid’s diet early on expands their palate as they grow, and adds to the diversity and health of their microbiome. This popcorn is mildly spiced, so feel free to add more if they like it!

Follow these directions to make perfect stovetop popcorn, or use a popcorn maker.

cinnamon popcorn

Poached Eggs

Pasture-raised eggs are another delicious and kid-friendly food high in vitamin K2. Poaching offers a perfect way to prepare an egg, where you can cook the whites while leaving the yolk runny. It’s not only delicious but it preserves vital nutrients like cholesterol and omega-3 fatty acids intact. Encourage your kids to eat egg yolks early on by mixing them into all sorts of delicious foods like sweet potatoes, squash, avocado, sautéed greens, cauliflower or mashed potatoes. If they just aren’t into having their yolks on the runny side, don’t fret, they’ll still get their vitamin K2 in scrambled or hard-boiled eggs.

poached egg

Warm Smoked Gouda and Spinach Dip

Certain cheeses like gouda and brie offer a healthy dose of vitamin K2 because of the bacteria used to culture them. There are other fermented foods like the Japanese soybean dish, natto that contains the highest amount of K2 than any other food. Feel free to try it if you are adventurous (it’s known to be a little slimy), or you can stick with more standard ways to make sure your little ones get their K2. This gouda dip is a delicious kid-friendly dip for celery, carrots or apple slices. If you’re lucky enough to come across goat gouda cheese, you’ll be getting extra K2 in because goats are already raised on vitamin K rich grass diets.

Gouda and Spinach Dip