Category Archives: Pediatric Dentistry

Give your child’s permanent teeth the space they need

Not all parents know just how important baby teeth are to their child’s future dental health. Baby teeth are designed to serve as “guides” for permanent teeth, so they grow in properly. When baby teeth come out too early, for any reason, adjacent teeth may move into the space left by the missing tooth, leaving… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 30 2016

When it comes to your child’s dental health, don’t wait

You can’t afford to wait until your baby actually has teeth to begin his or her good oral health care. In fact, your baby’s primary teeth begin forming long before birth — around your sixth week of pregnancy. So to ensure your child’s proper dental development, your diet must contain all the proper nutrients, such… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 15 2016

The truth about pacifiers

According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), pacifiers can bring benefits and drawbacks. Among parents, pacifier use can be a high-debated subject, even if your child has already demonstrated their positive feelings about their binky. On the positive side Pacifiers provide a source of comfort to infants. Pacifiers can assist in reducing the incidence… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2016

Little baby teeth play a big role in your child’s dental health

There was a time when people believed that baby teeth didn’t matter because they were going to fall out anyway. Luckily for our kids, we know that neglecting those important baby teeth can cause a lifetime of trouble. Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that nearly 25% of children between… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2016

Get to the root of your child’s tooth pain

If your child complains of a toothache and he or she doesn’t have a fever or facial swelling, it’s usually not an emergency. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t serious, especially as far as you and your child are concerned. Here are some steps you can take to help diagnose the cause of the pain.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2016

What’s that weird noise (my child is making in his sleep)?

You might have gotten fairly accustomed to the rhythmic sucking sounds of your baby falling asleep with a pacifier. But when you wean them off the pacifier, you might be surprised to hear some new, unidentifiable noises come from your child’s mouth when he or she is sleeping. The cause of this noise is actually… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 30 2016

Six Foods as Bad as Candy (or worse) for Your Child’s Teeth

We all know that candy and other sticky, sugary treats are bad for our children’s teeth. But there are plenty of foods less obvious than candy and soda that can mean cavities at their next dental visit. Here are the six foods that cause our young patients (and their parents) the most tooth trouble: Peanut… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 30 2015

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