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Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Children?

September 30, 2019

Your children’s teeth grow and change at a rapid rate. X-rays allow dentists to monitor the changes in your child’s mouth before they are visible on the surface. However, some parents feel that x-rays are not necessary and others worry that the radiation exposure is risky for children. Keep reading to learn why we recommend …

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Stainless Steel Vs. Ceramic Crowns for Kids

September 20, 2019

Crowns are a great option for children with missing, damaged, or severely decayed teeth. While most people associate crowns with adults, children can benefit from this treatment as well. Stainless steel and ceramic crowns are both popular choices. But which option is best? Keep reading to learn for yourself. Stainless Steel Crowns Stainless steel crowns …

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Does Your Child Need Dental Sealants?

August 22, 2019

Dental sealants are a great way to keep your child’s mouth healthy. If a dentist has recommended sealants to your child, you might be wondering what exactly sealants are. Keep reading to learn how this dental procedure can help to prevent cavities. What are Sealants? Sealants are protective barriers made of resin that a dentist …

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The Importance of a Back-to-School Dental Exam

August 22, 2019

August and September are very popular months for pediatricians. Whether your child needs a booster shot or a sports physical, the beginning of the year seems like the best time to make the appointment. While medical checkups are certainly important, it can be easy to forget to visit the dentist as well. Here are a …

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How to Manage Your Baby’s Teething Pain

July 29, 2019

Nearly all babies experience some discomfort while teething. While this discomfort is perfectly natural, it can result in fussiness that can affect both babies and their sleep-deprived parents. Follow these tips to help keep your little one comfortable during this time. Keep Gums Cool We all know that specially-designed rings and toys can be helpful …

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Avoid Cavities With These Healthy Summer Treats

July 29, 2019

Summer is in full swing, which means ice cream, popsicles, and other summer treats are all around us. These fun indulgences are fine to enjoy in moderation, but too much processed sugar can cause cavities. Introduce your kids to these healthy summer treats and give them something you can feel good about. Fruit and Yogurt …

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Can Thumb Sucking Really Affect My Child’s Mouth?

June 24, 2019

Thumb sucking is a common comfort technique that lots of children use. While it seems harmless enough, many people worry that thumb sucking can displace their child’s teeth and cause permanent palate problems. But are these real issues or simply myths? Let’s get the facts straight about thumb sucking. What Causes Thumb Sucking Babies develop …

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3 Different Flossing Options for Kids

June 18, 2019

Are your children flossing regularly? While most parents understand the importance of regular tooth brushing, flossing is often ignored. Flossing helps to protect your child’s teeth and gums from harmful debris so their mouths can stay as healthy as possible. Keep reading to learn about the different flossing options available. With so many great choices, …

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How to Select the Best Toothpaste for Your Children

May 22, 2019

If you walk down the oral care aisle of the pharmacy, you’ll see a huge variety of toothpaste made for kids. Most have fun packages and make similar claims so it can be easy to assume that all of these toothpaste are created equal. However, this is not the case. Follow these tips to find …

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Cavity Prevention Tips For Kids

May 18, 2019

Cavities are a common problem that many kids face. While dental procedures can treat and prevent cavities, simple changes to your child’s hygiene routine can also help prevent cavities. Keep reading to discover quick and easy ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy. Save Sugar for Special Treats Sugar can cause cavities by attracting bacteria …

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