How can parents help their kids prevent tooth decay?

posted Feb 25, 2020, 1:45 PM by Dr. Kami Hoss

Baby teeth are fragile and more prone to cavities. Even with the knowledge that these teeth will eventually fall out before permanent teeth appear, parents must still take good care of their child's teeth. The Super Dentists CEO Dr. Kami Hoss encourages moms and dads to teach their little ones the right oral care habits while they are young. Here are some tips for preventing tooth decay.

Teach them to brush their teeth at least twice a day

Toddlers can already be taught to brush their teeth on their own. However, some of these kids might find the task unbearable. Parents can try to make brushing fun by using colorful brushes and cups. They can also play music or videos that will encourage the kids to do it on their own. Of course, kids pick up on their parents' habits, so parents should show their kids the right way to brush.

Encourage them to eat and drink right

Too many sweets can harm a child's teeth. According to Dr. Kami Hoss, while it's true that excessive consumption of chocolate and candies can lead to tooth decay, most parents aren't aware that bread, cereals, and some fruits can also lead to bacteria build up in the mouth. They should also watch out for dairy and carbonated drinks that can also contribute to cavities. To be safe, parents should motivate their kids to eat balanced meals to stay healthy. It’s also important to ensure that they drink water throughout the day.

Dr. Kami Hoss is a sought-after author, consultant, inventor, and speaker in the fields of dentistry and business. He is the co-founder and CEO of The Super Dentists. Visit this page for more updates on dentistry and

Are these the best foods for healthy teeth?

posted Sep 18, 2019, 10:35 AM by Dr. Kami Hoss

Is there such a thing as a teeth-friendly diet? It’s important to consider that apart from the basics of oral hygiene – such as brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing every day – food can have a major impact on your dental wellness, according to author and renowned dentist Dr. Kami Hoss. In fact, one of the firsts to deteriorate with a bad diet is your oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) warned. Here are some foods that should help improve your mouth and overall health. 

High fiber fruits and veggies Apples, celery, and carrots are just some healthy produce that offer a great chewy crunch as well as help scrub away plaque from teeth. Leafy greens are also chock-full of vitamins and minerals while being low on calories. Kale and spinach are high in calcium, helping build the teeth’s enamel.

High quality dairy products Milk, cheese, and yogurt are just some excellent sources of calcium, phosphates, as well as vitamin D – all helping protect and strengthen teeth. The probiotics or good bacteria in yogurt, too, can benefit your gums since they crowd out cavity-causing bacteria. Make sure to choose plain yogurt instead of a sugary variety, adds Dr. Kami Hoss.

Nuts and seeds These healthy snacks replenish the minerals that acids remove on the tooth enamel. They’re low-sugar in plain variety, too, making for a great and satiating treat.

Dr. Kami Hoss is a sought-after author, consultant, inventor, and speaker in the fields of dentistry and business. He has a master’s in craniofacial biology and a doctorate in dental surgery. He also co-founded The Super Dentists with his business partner and wife, Dr. Nazli Keri. Read more on this site.

Maintain good dental health during pregnancy with these tips

posted Aug 16, 2019, 11:14 AM by Dr. Kami Hoss

A woman's body changes drastically with pregnancy, and her dental health can sometimes be affected. The Super Dentists CEO Dr. Kami Hoss offers some tips that will help pregnant women to maintain their oral health and hygiene during this crucial period. Below are some of them:

Consume healthier alternatives
Pregnancy cravings can sometimes make a woman consume more sugary and starchy foods. However, as the gums may become more sensitive during the pregnancy months, consuming too much of these foods might put a woman at risk of tooth decay. Dr. Kami Hoss suggests consuming more fruits, vegetables, and other low-sugar snacks to prevent dental disease. 
Maintain good dental habits
This might be challenging for expectant women who might be experiencing morning sickness or acid reflux. To keep the teeth and gums healthy of expectant mothers, dentists suggest modifying their brushing habits such as using toothbrushes with smaller heads and changing their toothpaste and mouthwash to alternatives that will not trigger their reflux. To prevent tooth decay and other periodontal diseases, it is also better to increase water intake.

Prioritize dental checkups
Pregnant women have a lot on their plates. Trips to the doctor and preparations for the baby's arrival usually take up their schedules. However, many forget to pay their dentist a visit. It's important to have regular dental checkups and get necessary treatments to prevent periodontal disease that might arise due to hormonal changes. Experts suggest getting dental treatments done within the first trimester.

Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS, is an author, consultant, and an expert in the fields of dentistry and business. For similar posts, visit this page.

The Super Dentists now offer an augmented reality app

posted May 20, 2019, 11:46 AM by Dr. Kami Hoss

Dr. Kami Hoss and his fellow orthodontics experts at the San Diego-based The Super Dentists are bringing fun to every kid visiting the pediatric dentistry with the launch of its own augmented reality app. With the hi-tech Vivarra Dental AR app, popular The Super Dentists characters will come to life in gorgeous 3D.

Aside from conjuring the orthodontic practice’s beloved characters, the augmented reality app also aims to educate families on the many benefits of maintaining sound dental hygiene. “We want our patients to look forward to coming to the dentist and have designed every single thing we do with that goal in mind,” says Dr. Hoss. Indeed, the AR app will allow for an out-of-this-world, engaging experience for kids and deepen their connection with The Super Dentists story and characters. 

  To interact with The Super Dentists Vivarra AR app, children and parents must first download it from the App Store or Google Play (or even via the New Patients page at They can then hover over large colorful floor targets (each about one to two minutes long) in offices or over postcards at home for the same experience in mini-form.

Once downloaded onto their smartphones and computers, The Super Dentists’ most popular characters will come to life, enthused Dr. Kami Hoss. These include the Tooth Keri, Cavitar, Dr. Have on Super Smile, and MeloD, who will interact with users and answer FAQs about The Super Dentists and its doctors and offer various tips on dental care.

The augmented reality app is but the latest innovation created by the Southern California pediatric dentistry. Dr. Hoss has pioneered various other innovations in the past that seek to both transform and reinvent the dental experience.

Dr. Kami Hoss is the CEO of The Super Dentists, the largest pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice in San Diego. He is also the chief executive of Acceledontics and The Howard Healthcare Academy. For more tips and reads on dental health, go to this site.

The ultimate job of a mouthguard

posted May 8, 2019, 10:37 AM by Dr. Kami Hoss

Mouthguards are an essential piece of equipment, especially in sports. Children and adolescents actively participate in sports, and an estimate of 20 to 25 million of them take part in competitive sports. As the participation numbers have increased, so have the incidences of injuries.

There have been reports stating that 36 percent of all unintentional injuries to children and youth are accounted to sports, and 10 to 20 percent of injuries related to sports are maxillofacial wounds as per the American Dental Association. 

Dental injuries can be prevented by wearing mouth guards, as recommended by experts in the field. Dr. Kami Hoss says that mouthguards are worn by athletes participating in competitive sports wherein close contact and collisions are to be expected. These include sports like basketball, volleyball, acrobats, boxing, football, field hockey, handball, gymnastics, ice hockey, soccer, squash, martial arts, roller hockey, racquetball, shot putting, rugby, skiing, skateboarding, skydiving, weightlifting, water polo, and wrestling. Infielders in baseball and softball are also advised to wear mouthguards. The kinds of mouthguards include ready-made or stock, mouth-formed or “boil and bite,” and custom-made molds made by dentists.

Prices of mouthguards depend on their fit and comfort. According to Dr. Kami Hoss, it’s better to protect the teeth early on before damaging them during competitive meets. A person must choose a mouthguard that fits them appropriately. Also, it should be durable, easy to clean, and still allow the wearer to speak and breath properly.

Dr. Kami Hoss is a sought-after author, consultant, inventor, and speaker in the fields of dentistry and business. He is the CEO of The Super Dentists, the largest pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice in San Diego. For more updates, head over to this blog.

How your oral care routine should look like

posted Mar 6, 2019, 7:29 AM by Dr. Kami Hoss

It has been said before that brushing alone isn’t enough to keep teeth and gums healthy. While individuals maybe brushing and flossing daily, getting the most out of the process depends on how well they do it.

Proper brushing takes at least two minutes and should be done in a circular motion to not hurt the gums with the usual up and down motion. Brush with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, preferably before breakfast and right before bedtime. Flossing can be done once a day, usually before hitting the sack. According to Dr. Kami Hoss, another key step in having proper oral care is limiting the number of snack times in a day. Most snacks contain sugar, which can be bad for one’s dental and overall health. 
To get in the spaces between teeth, using an interdental brush or floss daily can do the job quite well. However, some areas of the mouth may be unreachable. Visiting the dentist twice a year ensures a patient that their teeth, gums, and tongue are in perfect shape. Dr. Kami Hoss, CEO of The Super Dentists in San Diego, says that rinsing with a restorative mouthwash keeps the breath fresh.

In addition, rinsing with such keeps the teeth free form plaque and cavities, and the gums gingivitis-free. If a patient is unsure as to the best steps for them to experience perfect dental health, they should never hesitate to visit their dentist.

Dr. Kami Hoss is a man of many skills and expertise. He holds a master’s in craniofacial biology and a doctorate in dental surgery. For more updates, subscribe to this blog.

Can good dental health impact a child's academic performance?

posted Feb 5, 2019, 7:57 AM by Dr. Kami Hoss

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the dentist’s office as early as they are six months old and as often as once a year. This is to make sure that they have good oral health, even as they grow older. Unfortunately, several possible barriers may prevent a child from receiving the right oral care, from lack of insurance coverage, funds, time, and knowledge to fear of visiting the dental clinic.

Dr. Kami Hoss strives to overcome these barriers with The Super Dentist, a pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice he co-founded in San Diego with his wife. He has also provided additional motivation for parents by going on record to say that dental health can impact the different areas of a child’s life, including his or her academic performance.

This has been backed up by several studies for the past years. For example, a research published in the American Journal of Public Health reports that dental pain can cause children to miss time from school and affect their ability to concentrate on their studies or accomplish school tasks.

Dr. Kami Hoss also cited a 2012 study by the University of South California’s School of Dentistry on nearly 1500 children, which determined that there was a correlation between oral pain and academic performance. The research shows that children who expressed that they recently experienced tooth pain were four times more likely to have a low grade point average.

Learn more about the work of Dr. Kami Hoss by visiting this blog.

The truth about brushing your teeth with activated charcoal

posted Jan 9, 2019, 10:39 AM by Dr. Kami Hoss

One of the biggest trends in wellness is activated charcoal. And not just in toothpastes, but everywhere. Many dentists believe that this trend is worth the hype. This black powder is made out of coconut shells and other natural ingredients, creating a powerful detoxifying agent.

Brushing with activated charcoal is an all-natural way to whiten the teeth and can also prevent cavities, balance one’s oral microbiome, improve bad breath, and re-mineralize teeth. For some, the abrasiveness of the charcoal may be too much for the teeth. However, more studies advocate for its use as it is found to whiten teeth and eliminate bad breath. Brush with such toothpaste in moderation so as to not erode the teeth’s enamel.

Charcoal toothpaste gets rid of stains caused by extrinsic stains such as wine, berries, tea, coffee, and other staining foods. It is important to note that stain removal is different from teeth whitening, but is still an integral aspect of keeping the teeth looking beautiful and in good health. It also removes acidic plaque and gives one fresh breath. Brushing with this type of toothpaste increases the pH of the mouth, as the charcoal binds to acidic elements, improves their rate of getting eliminated from the body.

The proper use of activated charcoal toothpastes can aid in balancing a person’s oral microbiome, benefiting one’s immune system. But before hopping on the train, it’s best to check with the dentist with regard to the regularity of the use of this kind of toothpaste.

Dr. Kami Hoss is a man of many skills and expertise. He is the CEO of The Super Dentists, the largest pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice in San Diego, which he co-founded with his wife, Dr. Nazil Keri. For more updates from Dr. Kami Hoss, head over to this blog.

A basic guide to teaching kids about oral health

posted Dec 7, 2018, 8:18 AM by Dr. Kami Hoss

While baby teeth eventually fall out, they play a vital role in helping a child bite and chew food, and speak with clarity. The number one enemy of baby teeth is cavity, which develops when foods containing sugar are permitted to stay in the mouth for an extended period.

Lead by example. Once children are able to hold up a brush, parents are encouraged to brush and floss with them. Showing the child how to brush allows them to mimic the technique. If they are old enough, teach them how to floss. Parents can make the task fun by making up a rhyme or a song that fits their own dental care routine.

To keep children interested in keeping the teeth, gums, and tongue healthy, provide them with their own special brush. Following the three-month rule in changing toothbrushes, opt for colorful ones have the child’s favorite characters to keep them excited about the activity. Keep track of time and follow The American Dental Association’s recommendation of brushing for two minutes. To know if the child is brushing long enough, place a two-minute sand egg timer and let the kid flip it over.

A special toothpaste can be another means for a child to stay motivated in keeping the teeth, gums, and tongue clean. Routine visits to the dentist can help children get over the fear of having their teeth checked. It is advisable to bring them to the dentist every six months for a checkup. Following the appointment, surprise the child to a fun family date.

Dr. Kami Hoss is a man of many skills and expertise. He holds a master’s in craniofacial biology and doctorate in dental surgery. Dr. Hoss is the CEO of The Super Dentists, the largest pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice in San Diego. Visit this blog for more updates.

Common methods of oral surgery

posted Nov 8, 2018, 11:42 AM by Dr. Kami Hoss

Dental surgery is the surgery of the teeth and jawbones, and it can be a number of medical procedures performed to address different concerns. Here are some methods of oral surgery that are popularly done today. 
Impacted teeth: Surgery is performed to address wisdom teeth, the last set of teeth to develop, that fail to emerge in proper alignment or fail to fully emerge through the gum line, becoming “impacted” between one’s jawbone and gum tissue. Impacted teeth can lead to swelling, pain, and gum tissue infection, so dentists recommend having them surgically removed.,

Root canals: These treat diseases or an abscessed tooth. Once a tooth is cracked, injured, or decayed, it becomes a must to open the toot and clean out the infected tissue in the center. The space is afterward filled and the opening sealed.

Gum surgery: This is performed to reverse the effect of periodontal or gum disease, which affected the gums and jawbone and can result in loss of gum and teeth. Gingivitis is the milder and reversible form of the condition, while periodontal disease is the more severe kind. 
Dental implants: For tooth loss, implants are made as an alternative to bridges and dentures. They are tooth root substitutes that are surgically anchored in place in the jawbone, acting to stabilize the artificial teeth to which they’re attached.

Facial infections: An infection may manifest and cause pain and swelling in the face, neck or jaws. It can sometimes develop into a life-threatening emergency if not promptly addressed and treated. An oral surgeon can help diagnose and treat the problem, sometimes cutting into and draining the infected area – as well as extracting any teeth involved – to solve the problem.

Dr. Kami Hoss holds a master’s in craniofacial biology and a doctorate in dental surgery. The Super Dentists, a business he co-founded with business partner and wife Dr. Nazli Keri, is the largest pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice in San Diego. The clinic has more than 180 employees, serving 125,000+ active patients. Visit this page for similar reads.

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