How to Stop Thumb Sucking

Does your child suck their thumb when they are upset or scared? This can be a perfectly normal and acceptable habit for infants and toddlers, but when does it need to end? Can sucking on a thumb really make changes to their teeth? The answer is yes, yes it can. Sucking on their thumb can… Read more »

Is It Time For Your Child to See the Dentist?

Our pediatric dentist and team know how important your child’s dental exams are to their oral health, and we encourage you to take your child to the dentist every six months. These visits enable us to screen for any undiagnosed oral conditions, including a chronic dental issue or a painful tooth. If your child struggles… Read more »

Getting a Visit From the Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy is a fun concept. Who doesn’t get a thrill to discover a few coins or paper money under your pillow in exchange for a baby tooth? This thought can turn a potentially distressing event into something fun for everyone. So, what can you do as a parent to help your child when… Read more »

Baby Teething Basics

When pearly whites first start erupting from your child’s jaw and through their gums, you’re likely going to love the development as much as they will: that is to say not very much. This eruption phase can be painful for the child, making their gums sore and tender. Imagine the sensation of a new tooth… Read more »

Tips on Teenage Oral Health

As you grow older, your teeth will start to form their permanent positions. You may find yourself in braces to straighten out a misaligned bite. In the meantime, you might be around peers that pressure you to look your best and you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, there are always remedies and treatments… Read more »

Pick the Right Foods for Your Child’s Oral Health

Although modifying your child’s diet to prevent dangerous foods is a good idea, there are a few creative additional methods that can help your child foil the growth of early childhood caries. If the juice is something your child enjoys, consider watering it down. If your child likes cake, don’t frost it as much. Opt… Read more »

Should I Be Concerned About Fluorosis in My Child?

Fluorosis is a condition in which the teeth have white or brown streaks or spots. The condition is caused by an overexposure to fluoride while the teeth are forming in the jaw. There are some important things to remember about fluorosis. First, it only affects teeth that have not erupted. If your child’s teeth have… Read more »

Making Dental Hygiene Fun!

Helping your child form consistent, efficient dental hygiene habits is vital. These habits can stay with your child for a lifetime, so they can have a healthier smile. But how can you get your child excited about dental hygiene and dental care? Dr. and our team are thrilled to offer some advice for making dental… Read more »

Teething Facts

If you are a new parent, you may be concerned about your child’s teething process. One thing to remember while you are watching your child’s discomfort is that teething is a natural and essential part of growing up. Here are some facts and tips to help them along: – Teething typically begins at around the… Read more »

Getting Your Children Excited About Dental Hygiene

Your child may get excited about brushing his teeth, but for many parents, the battle of the brush is a nightly occurrence. However, getting your child interested in oral hygiene can be easy with a little effort and some creativity. Let your child pick out his own toothbrush. Toothbrushes come in all sorts of shapes… Read more »