At Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Kucera and the team are committed to sharing our dental and health-related knowledge. We want to keep parents informed and arm them with tools to help their families live healthy, happy lives. Our bi-monthly blog features articles about different oral health topics that affect growing kids, from what to pack in a healthy lunch to the links between gum disease and different health conditions. We hope the topics we choose help you make better all-around health decisions for your kids and to ask questions. Feel free to share, comment, and join the conversation!
E-Cigarettes: An Update On Safety and New Warnings In the winter of 2014, we published an article about e-cigarettes – exploring the risks to users’ oral health. In case you missed it, you can read it here. At the time we wrote the article, there were several studies underway to determine the safety of e-cigarettes. […]Continue Reading »
How Cigarette Smoking Affects Your Oral Health “All my friends have dentures. I’m getting some too!” Sounds silly, doesn’t it? But if teens could see into the future, it’s what they might be saying when they are in their later years. Not very glamorous, is it? The #1 reason teens give for starting to smoke […]Continue Reading »
Are E-Cigarettes safer for your oral health than conventional tobacco cigarettes? Since they arrived on the market in 2007, E-Cigarettes have risen in popularity. The dangers of e-cigarettes to your teeth and gums have only recently come to light. Many smokers, finding themselves ostracized by everyone except other smokers, consider this a viable option. […]Continue Reading »
Smokeless Tobacco, also known as Chewing Tobacco, comes in a couple of different forms. Leaves formed into a brick, or twist, is sold as ‘Chewing Tobacco’. A finer, ground version is often referred to as ‘Snuff’. What are the many risks of using chewing tobacco? Do you think that because it isn’t lit or inhaled […]Continue Reading »