Foods to Avoid after Sealants
We often get the question, “What foods should my child avoid after getting dental sealants?” To answer that question, we must first understand what dental sealants are and how they help protect teeth. What are dental sealants? The chewing surfaces of the back molar teeth contain pits and crevices. Even if your child brushes and flosses carefully, […]
What does it mean when your baby is teething? Teething, or primary tooth eruption, is when teeth first come through a baby’s gums. It can be a frustrating time for babies and their parents. Knowing what to expect during teething and how to make it a little less painful can help. What age is teething […]
Holiday Tooth Care
Oral Hygiene Tips for Kids this Holiday Season With holidays around the corner and children ready to eat cake, pies, candy and all the wonderful sweet holiday treats, it is a good time to focus on kids’ oral health. To help, we’ve complied 5 common oral health issues in children along with tips to treat […]
Are Sparkling and Carbonated Water ok to Drink?
It’s well known that sugary teas, sodas, and juices are not good for your teeth, but have you ever stopped to consider the impacts of sparkling water and seltzer drinks? There has been an increase in the market of different types and kinds of sparkling water, including no sugar, artificially sweetened, and zero calories. Even […]
Should my teen still see a pediatric dentist?
A question we are often asked is, “Should my teen still see a pediatric dentist or switch to a dentist for adults?” If you’ve been taking your child to the dentist since an early age, they’ve probably already visited a pediatric dentist instead of a general dentist. But now that your child is becoming older […]
Your child had a baby tooth knocked out in an accident… Now what!!?!
WHAT TO DO WHEN A BABY TOOTH IS KNOCKED OUT It’s not uncommon for a pediatric dentist to receive a call from worried parents when their child has an accident and loses a baby tooth unexpectedly. Most often, there’s no reason for panic, but it’s important to see your dentist right away once you’ve ruled […]
Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use
Did you know it is completely normal for babies and young children to suck their thumb, fingers, or pacifier? Sucking is a natural reflex that provides security and is a way for young babies to learn about their world. Some babies even begin sucking on their fingers before they are born! When should children stop […]
Three Quick Tips for Summer Smiles
Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay: STAY ON A ROUTINE Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip […]
Bad Breath In Kids
Bad breath, also called halitosis, is pretty common and affects both adults and kids alike. It’s completely normal to have bad breath from time to time, especially first thing in the morning or after eating smelly foods like onions and garlic. What Causes Bad Breath? There’s no reason to worry if your child has bad […]
Is an Autobrush a Good Alternative to an Electronic or Handheld Toothbrush?
Lately our practice has received a deluge of questions regarding the autobrush. Sure, the autobrush can be cute (kids love the fun animal shape!) and may seem like an easy alternative to the nightly brushing routine. “Should I get an auto brush for my child?” parents ask. The response from our practice is a little […]