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 »

Teething Tips and Tricks

Teething is a common occurrence for babies, but that doesn’t make it easier for the child or the parents. If your child is currently teething, our team is here to help you! There are five things you can do to help your child feel better, and those five things are: Massage your child’s gums with… Read more »

Are Dental Sealants Right for You?

Brushing and flossing daily is imperative for gaining and upholding ideal oral health. However, even with proper brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to remove all of the plaque and food particles from the crevices of the back teeth. That’s where dental sealants come in! Dental sealant is a thin coating of resin that… Read more »

Your Baby Teeth Questions Answered

Do you feel a little overwhelmed now that your baby’s primary teeth are growing into place? If so, there’s no need to worry—we are here to help you! Baby teeth are very important, and the more you know about them, the better. So, to help you understand a little more about your child’s little chompers,… Read more »

Does Your Child Have Bruxism?

Did you know that 1 in 3 children regularly clench and grind (brux) their teeth while they sleep? Thought this condition, called bruxism, is very common, it can create a lot of harm for their mouth if they have a chronic case of it. To help you determine if your child suffers from bruxism, here… Read more »

Healthy Oral Habits Start Early

Building healthy habits when your children are young is vital for their developing teeth and gums. Establishing good habits begins in infancy. Clean baby’s gums with a clean cloth moistened with plain water. When their teeth come in, use a baby toothbrush and gently clean their teeth, adding a tiny dab of toothpaste when they… Read more »

Teaching Children About Dental Care

Every parent wants to get their child off to a good start, among many things this includes quality education, health and oral care. Your child’s first trip to the dentist is a great opportunity to track dental development and oral health as well as answering any questions you might have about their oral health. In… Read more »

Losing Baby Teeth

Most babies are born without teeth. Over the course of the first two to three years of life 20 teeth erupt from your child’s gums. These baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, are lost over time as your mouth grows, to make room for the adult teeth that will serve them for the rest… Read more »

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

Your child’s baby teeth are just as prone to tooth decay as our adult teeth are. A baby tooth that suffers too much decay might require extraction. This can lead to trouble later on with the alignment of their permanent teeth. With most children their first teeth emerge from the gum line around five months… Read more »