Creating the Christmas Spirit in Unlikely Places

Dentist office and Christmas spirit aren’t two phrases you’d normally associate with each other. Scary sounds and pointy tools are probably better suited for Halloween. However, we just can’t help ourselves at Christmas time. We love to go above and beyond to make the office a place where everyone feels welcome and comfortable, but also where kids can have fun. …

Children’s Oral Health

Cavities (also known as caries or tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don’t. Click here to …

Oral Health: A Window to Your Overall Health

Oral health is more important than you might realize. Learn how the health of your child’s mouth, teeth, and gums can affect his or her general health. Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Protect yourself by learning more about …

How to get your kid to brush their teeth.

Sweeping away the “sugar bugs.” Playing “beat the timer.” Making funny faces. These are just some of the silly but effective ways my husband and I got our two daughters excited about taking care of their teeth. Our hard work has paid off: now, the girls are happy to brush twice a day and show off their pearly whites to …

When Should my Child Start Seeing a Pediatric Dentist?

As a new parent, one of your main concerns is the health and wellness of your child. If you’re wondering when your child should start seeing the dentist, it might be sooner than you think. “Parents are often unsure about when to take a child to a dentist. Should you wait until all of his teeth have come in, or …

Differences Between Pediatric and General Dentistry

Most families have a pediatrician who looks after their children’s overall health, but not everyone takes their child to see a pediatric dentist. Like a pediatrician, a pediatric dentist specializes in the oral health of children and teenagers. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children first see a dentist as early as six months of age and no later …

The Importance of Pediatric Dental Care

When it comes to the health of your child’s primary teeth, there is no better time than now to start practicing excellent oral hygiene. Pediatric dental care ensures your child’s primary teeth stay healthy and free of decay and other dental diseases. Intro to Good Oral Hygiene for Kids Good oral hygiene starts as early as infancy. Whether you’re nursing …