Tips and Advice

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? […]

Are Pacifiers Really That Bad?

New parents are faced with many questions about what’s best for their babies. A common question we get from new parents is, are pacifiers really that bad and what are the pros and cons of allowing or not allowing their baby to have a pacifier? There’s no easy way to answer this question. We’ll list the […]

Scheduling Your Baby’s First Dental Visit

There’s something so special about a baby’s first smile. It melts your heart. You’d do anything to see that smile again and again. One of the most important things you can do to keep your child smiling is to make sure they have healthy teeth and gums. This not only includes helping your child develop a […]

Talking to Your Teens About the Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Vaping devices like e-cigarettes have quickly risen in popularity, particularly among young people. While teens may see vaping as a harmless, fun social experience, there are dangers to using e-cigarettes. With vaping products available in dessert, candy, and fruit flavors, it seems like a great way for kids to be ‘cool’ these days. Unfortunately, according […]

Love Your Teeth: Teaching Healthy Habits to Your Children

Before children are able to care for their own teeth, it’s important to begin teaching them healthy oral habits. Starting when kids get that very first teeth, you can begin working with them on dental hygiene and healthy practices so they can keep their mouth and teeth healthy for a lifetime. Here’s a closer look […]

When Should I Let My Child Whiten Their Teeth?

As your child loses his primary teeth and permanent teeth begin to erupt, you’ll probably notice that the secondary set isn’t as white as your child’s primary teeth. There’s nothing to worry about – it’s completely natural. Primary teeth are much whiter in appearance. However, this change often leads parents to ask about whether they […]

Should You Avoid Fluoride?

Fluoride is one of the most fiercely debated topics in the dental industry. Some people and dental professionals believe fluoride is something that should be considered an absolute “must have” while others believe that it should be avoided at all costs as it is toxic and harmful. These conflicting opinions make it difficult for many […]

Laughing Gas in Pediatric Dentistry

While it has a funny name, laughing gas is a seriously safe and effective procedure that helps your child stay relaxed during a dental procedure. Laughing gas helps your child tolerate dental procedures so he or she gets the most out of dental care without all of the worries. About Laughing Gas Dentists and other […]

Mouth Guards for Your Grinder

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is relatively common in children, and the Cleveland Clinic estimates between 15-33% of children grind their teeth. Although many children outgrow it, it does have the potential to cause damage to your child’s teeth, resulting in cracked or loose teeth over time. The good news – in many cases a mouth […]