Pediatric Dentistry of Central Florida

Sugar and Your Child’s Teeth

Establishing healthy eating habits early on is essential for the sake of your child’s health. The effects that sugary foods have on their teeth could cause multiple complications down the road. Many parents do not realize the negative effects that sugar has on primary teeth (i.e., baby teeth) or the reason that cavities develop. Understanding the foods […]

Easy-to-Follow Tips for First-Time Flossers

Flossing is extremely important to your child’s oral health, but it’s not a skill they will develop on their own. Learning to floss adequately takes time and practice. That’s why it’s important for parents to show their children the right way to floss from a very young age, even before their regular dental check-ups. Developing A […]

Is Fluoride Safe for My Child?

Everywhere you turn, it seems like fluoride is always there. It seems almost unavoidable. It’s in the water you drink, the food you eat, the toothpaste you use, and even in some of the vitamins and supplements you take on a daily basis. Is it really safe for your child to consume so much fluoride? […]

Is My Child Ready for Mouthwash?

Combining mouthwash use with regular brushing and flossing is a great way to prevent gum disease and gingivitis, but only if your child can use it safely. If you are thinking of adding mouthwash to your child’s daily oral hygiene routine, read on to discover when a child can safely use mouthwash some tips to […]

Get Your First Pediatric Dental Cleaning of 2018

At the start of a new year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your child’s first dental appointment or your child’s first dental appointment of 2018. Pediatric dental appointments help ensure that your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw are growing correctly and that your child is practicing good oral hygiene in order to develop […]

How We Treat Lip and Tongue Tie

Some babies are born with conditions that can make breastfeeding difficult, such as lip or tongue-tie. Lip and tongue-tie do not always occur concurrently. However, each disorder can interfere with a child’s ability to feed and develop properly. Here is a bit of information about lip and tongue-tie and why they need to be corrected. […]

Tongue Tied? Try Laser Treatment

Babies are sometimes born with a condition called ankyloglossia, better known as tongue tie. In some cases, this is accompanied by lip adhesion (lip tie) although lip tie can exist separately as well. Children who suffer from these conditions often have problems with nursing. The baby may be unable to latch on or the nursing […]

5 Tips to Successfully Brushing Your Child’s Teeth

Parents know that getting a child to do most chores can be a challenge. That is no different when getting your child to take care of their dental health. In the early years of their lives, children are physically unable to properly clean their teeth. Even when they do become old enough to properly clean […]

3 Things to Avoid for Your Child’s Dental Health

Your child’s dental health is important not just for their baby teeth, but also for their future oral health. When baby teeth come in, they serve as placeholders for permanent teeth. If those primary teeth are prematurely extracted, the permanent teeth may fill in the missing spot of a neighboring tooth causing the permanent tooth […]

Why Your Child Should See a Pediatric Dentist

Your child’s oral health is an essential part of their development. By the time your child has reached their first birthday, they should have already made their first dental visit. You may think that you can simply take your child to your general dentist to receive exceptional care but this is not the case. If […]