Energy and Sports Drinks Eat Away at Teeth, Study Says

Sports and energy drinks cause irreversible damage to the teeth of teens and young adults. A recent study published in General Dentistry states that energy and sports drinks contain so much acid that they begin destroying teeth after only five days of consistent use....

Don’t brush after EVERY meal!

This may come as a surprise, but brushing your teeth right after a meal can be one of the worst things you can do for your healthy teeth. A toothbrush can be considered an assault weapon against your smile if used immediately after eating certain foods. Enamel is like...

Anxiety, Phobia, and Fear of the Dentist

  Not many people look forward to going to the dentist, especially if you already know that you need dental work done. A small amount of anxiety is one thing, but dental phobia, or odontophobia, is something else entirely. It is an irrational fear of going to the...

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Millions of people, around Tulsa, OK and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it may be easy for you to throw on a green shirt, sport a St. Patrick’s Day button, or wear a...

How can I protect my child’s teeth during sports?

Sports are great for children for a variety of reasons. Children can develop their motor skills, learn how to solve conflicts and work together, and develop their work ethics. As a parent, you may recognize the benefits of sports, but also naturally worry about your...

Toothpaste Guide

Between the huge number of toothpaste brands on the market today, the different flavors, and claims from most to do different things, it isn’t surprising that people feel so confused when it comes to something that should be as simple as buying a tube of...

I brush my teeth regularly. Why do I need to floss?

Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the most crucial parts of maintaining good oral health, and perhaps the most fundamental, however, there are also other elements involved. Flossing, for instance, is also vital; some experts would say, and Drs. Mark Morrow,...

When is the best time to floss?

At Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry, we prefer our patients to practice good oral hygiene between office visits. Part of that process includes flossing, which Drs. Mark Morrow, April Lai, and Kerry Edwards will tell you, is the process of cleaning between...

Top Five Things to Keep Your Dentist Smiling

Come say hello twice a year. The American Dental Association says two times is the charm. Multiple visits a year lets us keep an eye out for any developing issues. It’s important to remember that this goes for the whole family. Children over one year old should...

Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents?

Two studies – one conducted in Washington State, and whose findings were published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry in 2004, and another conducted in Madrid, Spain, and whose findings were reported in 2012 in Science Daily, reinforce earlier findings that show a...

What’s the deal with bottled water?

As more people turn to bottled water and away from the tap, they may be missing out on one important ingredient that most brands of bottled water fail to include: fluoride! Because fluoride helps strengthen teeth, it is an important component of maintaining good oral...

Why it’s Important to Leave Us Reviews

At our office, Drs. Mark Morrow, April Lai, and Kerry Edwards and our team do all that we can to make sure that your experience with us is the best it can possibly be. However, there’s an important role you play in this as well: leaving us reviews and feedback....

What should we blog about?

As a patient at Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry, your opinion matters! Drs. Mark Morrow, April Lai, and Kerry Edwards and our team love hearing what our patients think about our practice and the services we provide, and now we want to know, what do you...

Halloween: Candy, costumes, and more!

All Hallows’ Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a yearly event celebrated on October 31, and one that is anticipated by the young and young at heart all over the world. Some scholars claim that Halloween originated from Celtic festivals that honored the...

Which type of mouthwash is best?

Taking care of your oral health involves a daily regimen of brushing, flossing, and rinsing to prevent tooth decay and bacterial infections. Though you may have asked us which toothbrush to use, few patients at Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry ask about...

What’s on your fall reading list?

How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? Drs. Mark Morrow, April Lai, and Kerry Edwards and our team at Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry encourage you to warm up your mind this fall...

Are baby teeth really that important?

Your infant’s first teeth will begin to appear around six to 12 months of age. You might wonder how important these primary teeth really are. After all, baby teeth are destined to fall out within a few years and be replaced by a full set of permanent teeth. However,...

Electric Toothbrush: How do you choose?

Since the introduction of the power toothbrush in the 1960s, this tool has undergone many technological advances, from design and bristle motions to rotation oscillation and sonic vibration. What is rotation oscillation? That’s when the head of the toothbrush...

Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away

Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. But there are quite a few people who celebrate the holiday by getting out of town, with an...