Pediatric Dentistry: How to Handle Dental Emergencies

Is your child experiencing a dental emergency? If so, we are happy to help you get through this trauma with ease and success! First, remain calm. If you can, do everything possible to keep your child calm as well. You can try singing to your child, playing music for your child, making your child comfortable… Read more »

Thumb-Sucking: Not as Innocent as it Seems

A Habit from Birth Thumb-sucking comes naturally to children. It is a reflex. When babies suck on their thumbs, fingers, pacifiers, or other things, they feel happy and safe. This habit helps them to learn about the wide world around them. Young children often suck to soothe themselves when upset or to help them to… Read more »

What Parents Should Know About Loose Baby Teeth

If your child is between 6 and 12 years old, then they will be losing their baby teeth. Baby teeth were important in helping your child speak, chew, and smile, but now they need to make way for the permanent teeth that will last a lifetime. Amid wiggling teeth and tooth fairies, here are a… Read more »

How to Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist

Going to the dentist can be scary for little kids, and sometimes even for adults. There are several aspects of the dentist that can keep kids away so to help you, we are going to give you some ways you can help reduce your child’s fear of the dentist. The younger the better When your… Read more »

The Origins Of The Tooth Fairy

When children lose a baby tooth, it is a very exciting time for them as they put it under their pillow and wake up in the morning to a quarter from the tooth fairy. The tooth fairy is a beloved figure for children; however, you may wonder where the myth of the tooth fairy came… Read more »

Going to School? Don’t Forget these 7 Tips for Braces

As you’re heading out the door to go to school, don’t forget the following things to help you have a successful and comfortable day with braces! 1. Toothbrush and toothpaste: No one wants a food-filled smile, which is why it’s a good idea to brush your teeth after you eat. If you brush your teeth… Read more »

What You Need To Know About Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay, or early childhood caries, is unfortunately a common dental health problem for children. However, it is also easily preventable. Here are a few things you should know about baby bottle tooth decay. Even though baby teeth fall out eventually, they are important for chewing, speaking, and guiding in permanent teeth. One… Read more »

Important Orthodontic Terms You Should Know

Throughout your orthodontic treatment, you may hear your orthodontists refer to different parts of your braces that you had no idea even existed. Some terms may be familiar and some may sound like an entirely different language. It is important to know what these terms mean so that you can be the most efficient in… Read more »

Your Child’s First Orthodontic Checkup

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children get a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. There are many reasons for this, but here are a few of the most important: Orthodontists can spot problems with baby teeth and new teeth that others may not see Your child’s bite could have… Read more »

Summertime: Time to Guard Your Teeth

Summer is coming quickly, and with summer comes endless days in the pool, warm temperatures, and cold treats galore. Did you know it is important to protect your teeth from things like swimming pool water and lemonade? Summertime is a time to relax, but don’t relax too much when it comes to dental care! These… Read more »