The Best Ways to Fight Plaque

Plaque is a harmful substance that clings to the teeth and irritates the gums. If you’re not careful, it can promote tooth decay and gum disease, which are two of the most serious and dangerous dental issues. This is why it’s best to help your kids fight plaque and keep it away from your smile…. Read more »

How to Become the Tooth Fairy

Your child is nearing the age when he or she will begin losing teeth. This is such a fun stage in a child’s life because of the wonder of the Tooth Fairy. But how do you create this magic for your young one? Our pediatric dentist and team in , , are happy to give… Read more »

Are You Informed about Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Are you aware that as soon as the first tooth erupts above the gum line in your child’s mouth, tooth decay can occur? Thus, caring for your child’s mouth should commence if it hasn’t already. If teeth are visible, they need to be cared for daily with toothpaste. Ideally, you should use a dab of… Read more »

Protect Your Child’s Smile Against Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Have you heard of baby bottle tooth decay? Although it is a fairly common condition in infants, it can be easily prevented by monitoring what your child drinks and by cleaning her teeth and gums. To learn more about baby bottle tooth decay, please read the following: – A child’s mouth is extremely susceptible to… Read more »

What Do You Know About Tooth Brushing for Kids?

The key to great smile for your child is in your control. You are in the driver’s seat for their oral health, and their teeth rely on you to see them through. Teaching your children to brush their own teeth can take many years for them to master the skill successfully enough for them to… Read more »

Baby’s Teething Timeline

If you’ve raised a child, you know that teething can be uncomfortable for all involved. Fortunately, with the right information, you can make the experience more tolerable. For instance, do you know when your child’s first tooth should come in? Or when their second should? Do you know the next place you should look for… Read more »

Dental Sealants Effectively Protect the Biting Surface of Molars and Premolars

The permanent molars and premolars that come to fill back of your child’s mouth commonly have deep pits and fissures along the biting surface. While this helps your son or daughter to chew and grind food, these deeply textured biting surfaces can also be prone to trapping residual food particles and plaque. These deep textures… Read more »

All About Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

At , we know the last thing you need as a new mother is one more thing to worry about. One thing you may have heard about is baby bottle tooth decay. So in a spirit of passing along helpful tips and not wanting to cause undue stress, here is some information about baby bottle… Read more »

Helping Your Child Stop Sucking Their Thumb

Young children suck on pacifiers, thumbs, and fingers to soothe themselves, help themselves fall asleep, and to learn about the world. Thumb sucking helps young children feel happy and secure. Children usually stop sucking their thumbs around two to four years old, or when their permanent teeth begin to erupt. If your child continues to… Read more »

Putting Fears to Rest With Sedation Dentistry

As parents, we know how difficult it can be to get kids to cooperate at the dentist. You have probably offered bribes of toys or treats in exchange for good behavior during a checkup. While some kids just don’t like it, others have very serious fears about the dentist. The dentist’s office is full of… Read more »