Day: September 27, 2016

Your Child’s First Visit

Children should have a dental care home — preferably with a pediatric dentist who specializes in the oral health of children, toddlers, and adolescents. Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimate to the dental environment and become comfortable with their oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to put…

Composite Fillings (Tooth-Colored Fillings) for Children

As you look in your child’s mouth, you see a dark spot that you never noticed before on one of your child’s teeth. You ask them to carefully brush their teeth again, but you find that the spot just won’t go away. Likely, you’ve noticed the very early stages of dental caries, a common form…

Nursing or “Baby Bottle” Decay

Baby bottle decay occurs as a result of long-term contact between the teeth and liquids that contain sugars. Often, infants and toddlers are allowed to drink from bottles for prolonged periods of time – perhaps while lying down or watching television. The liquids pool around the teeth, which can lead to a build-up of plaque. Over time, this…

Care of My Child’s Teeth

Your child’s mouth, jaw, and teeth are ever growing and changing. In fact, a child’s dental needs are often far greater than an adult’s due to the rapid changes that occur between birth and adolescence. Rather than trust just anyone with your child’s dental care, look to a pediatric dentist who understands the unique oral health needs of…

The Importance of Children’s Dental X-Rays

As your child’s teeth and jaw mature, dental x-rays allow their dentist to get a complete view of your child’s oral health development. Children’s dental X-rays allow dentists to identify any underlying problems and determine the best plan of treatment for your child. When Does Your Child Need an X-Ray? Often, dental x-rays are used…

My Child’s First Dental Visit

Children should have a dental care home – preferably with a pediatric dentist who specializes in the oral health of children and adolescents. Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimate to the dental environment and become comfortable with his or her oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to…

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health problems in children. Pediatric dentists have specific training that qualifies them to provide care for children’s teeth and gums as they change throughout childhood. Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive care, from preventative treatment like cleanings and sealants to treatment for…

Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

A lifetime of good oral health begins in childhood. Unfortunately, many children suffer from tooth decay, which can lead to serious oral health problems as they grow up. To help ensure that your child grows up with healthy teeth, preventative measures have to be taken. Preventative dentistry is the core of what we do at…

Thumb Sucking Remedies

Babies are born with a natural sucking reflex. For the first few months of their life, babies can find it comforting to suck on fingers or pacifiers. While this behavior is harmless at first, prolonged sucking habits that extend into preschool years can cause long-term oral complications in your child. Luckily, there are effective thumb…

Why are Baby Teeth Important

The primary teeth are the teeth that babies are born with and continue to develop in the first few years of life. Though these teeth eventually fall out to make room for permanent teeth, primary teeth serve many important purposes. Not only are they essential to a child’s physical development, but they also contribute to…