Dentists & Your Baby: When is Juice Okay?

If you are a parent, your priority is doing everything you can to keep your baby safe and on the right track to lead a long, healthy, beautiful life. In today’s world, there are so many things that are constantly being thrown our way for consideration. Things our own parents never really worried about are […]

Dentists & Your Baby: When Should You Start Brushing Your Baby’s Teeth?

There is a sentence spoken by some households that terrifies each and every pediatric dentist. It sends chills down our spines, makes the hair on our arms stand up, and gives us a stomachache. “You don’t have to take care of baby teeth, they’ll fall out anyway!” While yes, baby teeth will inevitably fall out, […]

Dentists & Your Baby: When to Schedule Their First Appointment

As parents, specifically if you are new parents, keeping up with all of the weekly, monthly, and yearly well visits for your baby can seem daunting. Especially with an infant, you may be feeling the weight of sleep deprivation and the hit to your normal routine – making scheduling things like medical appointments and dental […]

The Most Common Dental Procedures for Kids

When you first have children, no one tells you about all of the routine doctor visits that will be recommended. From their first newborn well check with their pediatrician to the yearly sports physicals – you may want to rethink that health savings plan. For many parents, an annual dental visit to their child’s pediatric […]

How and What to Eat with Braces

Most parents assume that getting braces is only for cosmetic reasons. Few realize that it is actually just one step of many that dentists use to correct overbites, crooked teeth, and spacing issues. As our children get older, their teeth move around a lot. By the age of seven, dentists recommend starting spacing procedures (if […]

Helping Kids Conquer Their Fear of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist starts at a very young age. In fact, by the age of two studies show that kids are already fearful of dentists, doctors, and other medical professionals. While some of this fear can come from traumatic experiences (such as preventive vaccines at their yearly well-checks), a lot of anxiety is instilled […]

How to Your Stop Child from Grinding Their Teeth at Night

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, doesn’t just affect adults. Up to 33% of young children grind their teeth. This can happen when baby teeth or when permanent teeth come through, usually at night. Luckily, most children drop this habit after all of their teeth come in fully. Grinding of baby teeth rarely causes issues though […]

How to Spot Cavities in Kids

Child tooth decay is a common problem in kids. This is because children are still honing their dietary and oral hygiene habits. Preventing these issues or catching them early on will result in more manageable and less invasive treatments. Plus, trips to the dentist won’t be as anxiety-inducing if kids are already proud of their […]

How to Treat Tooth Decay in Kids

Tooth decay in kids is one of the most common dental problems pediatric dentists treat. If left untreated, cavities can get worse and reach the inner pulp of the tooth, which can lead to pain and discomfort. Children are more likely to get cavities because of poor diet and dental hygiene habits. It’s important to […]