The Importance of Oral Hygiene: February is Oral Hygiene Month
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so it’s the perfect time for teaching your children the good oral habits that will lay the groundwork for a lifetime of proper care. Why is oral hygiene important for children? Tooth decay is almost entirely preventable, but it’s the most common chronic disease in children. Many more […]Read More
7 Ways To Make Brushing Teeth Fun For Your Child!
How do I make brushing teeth fun for my child? Getting children excited about dental hygiene shouldn’t be a chore. Dental health should be a priority for people of any age, but for young children, it’s especially important. Setting a good foundation for dental health for your children and sustaining this habit can carry over […]Read More
How can I Teach My Child How to Properly Brush Their Teeth?
Proper brushing habits at a young age can set the stage for a lifetime of good oral health. When should your children start brushing their own teeth? Children may be able to start brushing their own teeth when they’re about 6-8 years old. You’ll still need to check to make sure they’re doing it well […]Read More
What is Tongue-Tie and How Can Laser Dentistry Help?
Tongue tie can make it more difficult or even impossible for your child to breastfeed and may also cause other ongoing issues, such as speech impairment. Fortunately, this condition is easily diagnosed and corrected. What is tongue-tie? Tongue tie can be present at birth. It’s characterized by an issue with the lingual frenulum, a small […]Read More
Laser Dentistry and How it can Help Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can sometimes be challenging, but if your baby is tongue tied, he or she may have trouble nursing and latching onto your breast. What does it mean when a baby is tongue tied? If a baby is tongue tied, he or she has a condition at birth that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. […]Read More
How Can I Calm Down My Child who is Scared of the Dentist?
Even very young children need regular dental care, but this can be made more difficult if your child is fearful about a visit to the dentist. Fortunately, there are several ways you can help prepare your child and make the visit go more smoothly so he or she can easily get needed care without too […]Read More
The Importance of Cleanings Before Going Back to School
Your kids going back to school is a hectic time. Your “to do” list is filled with things to accomplish before school starts. Be sure to add dental cleanings for your children to that list. Dental cleanings are an important part of your children’s health. Why Dental Checkups Are So Important Before School Starts Summertime […]Read More
How Young Can my Child Develop a Cavity?
Like so many things in a growing child’s life, exactly what’s best for pediatric dental care changes quickly – and it’s essential to stay informed as the years go by. Let’s review the key facts you should know. Statistics for Cavities in Children A child’s teeth start forming before birth, and though it’s rare, they […]Read More
FDA Warns that Benzocaine Teething Products Aren’t Safe for Children
What Are Benzocaine Teething Products? Benzocaine teething products are products intended to help children with teething, the initial eruption of the deciduous (“baby”) teeth in the gums, which typically starts between the ages of four to six months. Benzocaine is a local anesthetic that was previously used to reduce pain for teething infants. Benzocaine is […]Read More
Are Dental X-Rays Safe for my Child?
Dental X-rays can be important for your child’s oral health, but you may also have concerns about the safety of these screenings. What are dental X-rays? Dental X-rays utilize radiation to take pictures of teeth, gums, and bones. X-rays can be intraoral or extraoral. Intraoral X-rays, which are more common, give a detailed view of the […]Read More