Archive for the ‘Pediatric Dentistry’ Category

How Dental Sealants Can Protect Your Child’s Teeth

Friday, September 28th, 2018
Dental injury, lost tooth

Learn how dental sealants can protect your child’s teeth.

If your child gets a cavity, it’s likely on the chewing surface on the back tooth. This type of cavity, known as pit and fissure decay, can be prevented in kids and even adults with the placement of dental sealants. Continue reading to learn more about dental sealants and how the can protect your child’s teeth. (more…)

What To Know About Your Kids Losing Teeth

Friday, September 7th, 2018
bad breath

Do you have questions about your kids losing teeth? We have the answers!

As a first-time parent, you will celebrate many milestones with your child, including tooth loss! You know that your kids will lose their baby teeth at some point, but it’s best to be prepared by learning the answers to any questions you have. Continue reading for a guide on what to know about your kids losing baby teeth. (more…)

Is All Mouthwash Safe For Kids? What You Need To Know

Friday, July 13th, 2018
 Learn if mouthwash is safe for your kids.

Learn if mouthwash is safe for your kids.

Mouthwash has many benefits, including keeping gums healthy and preventing the development of gingivitis. While teaching your kids proper oral hygiene is important even at a young age; not all mouthwash is suitable for your child. Learn more about which ingredients to keep away from your child, and how to buy child-friendly mouthwash. (more…)

When To Take Your Child To The Dentist For The First Time

Friday, April 20th, 2018
 Learn when to take your child to the dentist for the first time.

Learn when to take your child to the dentist for the first time.

One of the most common questions dentists get from parents is when their son or daughter should have their first dental visit. The answer isn’t always the same, as every parent has a different idea of when they want their child to see the dentist. Continue reading to learn dentists’ recommendations for when your child should get their teeth checked. (more…)

Is Fluoride Toothpaste Good Or Bad For Toddlers?

Friday, December 15th, 2017
kids brushing teeth

Should or child use fluoride toothpaste or not?

A common question that parents ask is “is fluoride toothpaste bad for my child?” After a change in guidelines from the American Dental Association, the question is heard by dentists everywhere. The ADA used to recommend that parents wait until their kids turn two before using fluoride toothpaste, but in 2014 they revised the statement to say parents can use a “smear” of fluoride toothpaste when their child’s teeth begin to show. (more…)

Best (and Worst) Halloween Treats For Your Children’s Teeth

Friday, October 27th, 2017
treats

Try to avoid hard and sticky candy when it comes to Halloween treats.

It’s almost Halloween, many children’s favorite holiday! This, of course, is because of the mountain of candy they receive after a night full of trick-or-treating. Before your child starts unwrapping all of their hard-earned treats, take a look at the kind of candy they collected. Some of those candies can cost your child some pretty serious oral health problems and should be avoided whenever possible. (more…)

The Importance Of Mouthguards

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Don't leave your child's teeth unprotected, buy a mouthguard today.

Don’t leave your child’s teeth unprotected, buy a mouthguard today.

If your child is playing a sport or taking part in a recreational activity, your biggest concern is always for your child’s safety. We want our children to be protected with pads and gear while playing contact sports, so why should we leave their teeth unprotected? (more…)

3 Things That Are Putting Your Children At Risk of Tooth Decay

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Children and Tooth Decay

Prevent tooth decay in your children’s teeth by avoiding these practices!

The physical, emotional, and oral health of your children is important to you, and that’s why you take the time to shuttle them to soccer practice, doctor appointments, and pack their lunches every morning. Whether or not you realize it, these seemingly harmless habits could be putting your children at an elevated risk for tooth decay every day. (more…)

How to Talk to Your Child About the Tooth Fairy

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Tooth Fairy

Here are some tips for talking to your children about the tooth fairy!

Just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, talking to your child about the tooth fairy can be a tricky thing. Should you tell them that the tooth fairy is real or tell them that you were the one to leave a quarter in the place of the tooth? Obviously, the final decision lies with you, but here are some tips for deciding what to do. (more…)

Back to School Dental Tips for Kids

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
back to school

Is your child’s smile ready for back to school?

It’s back to school season, and while you may have already picked out the latest wardrobe and school supplies, have you kept tabs on their smile? A dental examination is just as important as immunizations and booster shots for your child, and back to school is the perfect time of the year to get it done. As much as 19% of children ages 2 to 19 have untreated tooth decay, which can lead to difficulty eating, speaking, and most importantly — learning. Here’s a few things you should put on your back to school checklist to ensure your child’s dental health: (more…)