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 […]

Your Child's First Lost Tooth

“Mommy, my tooth is loose!” is a phrase parents both dread and welcome. Indeed, this bittersweet milestone means your child is growing up, officially leaving the preschool years behind. But since the process can also be a little bit scary for kids, assure them that it’s a natural process that everyone goes through. Here are […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids?

As a parent, it’s normal to worry about exposing your kids to dangers. Perhaps that’s why so many moms and dads express concerns about their children having dental x-rays. What are x-rays? X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation that penetrates the body. An x-ray machine emits radiation through your body. Some of that radiation […]

Pro Tips for Teaching Kids to Floss

Flossing is important to healthy teeth and gums. Good flossing habits often begin in childhood, but many kids do not learn to floss regularly or to floss properly. This leaves kids at risk for dental problems later in life. Fortunately, you can help your young ones develop healthy flossing habits early for a lifetime of […]

Do Pacifiers Have an Effect on Your Child’s Teeth?

Sucking is a natural reflex for babies, and a pacifier is often very soothing to babies. Parents often use a pacifier to calm a baby that is upset and crying, and over time your baby may come to love sucking on a pacifier, even when he isn’t crying. However, it is possible for pacifiers to […]

Signs Your Child Needs Early Orthodontics

Waiting until your child is in their early to late teens to get braces may be a mistake. Correcting dental problems with early orthodontic treatment can help you save money and improve your child’s overall orthodontic experience. Not every child is in need of early orthodontic treatment. Learn some of the early signs that could […]

Halloween vs. Your Kids’ Teeth

It’s finally October! Before you know it, Halloween will be here. It’s a favorite holiday with kids, but it can be a holiday that lands your child in the dentist’s chair for more fillings if you’re not careful. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Americans spend around $9 billion on candy every Halloween, […]