Category: News

  • Understanding the Development of Your Child’s Teeth

    Children's teeth develop between pregnancy and about age 12 when the last adult teeth apart from wisdom teeth erupt. According to Kids Health, a child has 20 primary (or “baby”) teeth at birth, some of which are fully developed in their jaw and ready to erupt between 6 and 12 months of age. The development of dentistry for children as a field moves with your child through their life, until the...
  • 12 Steps to Caring for a Baby’s Teeth

    It's never too early to start caring for your baby's teeth! Taking care of a baby's teeth requires more than just brushing, so it's important to understand the detailed steps involved in promoting oral health. Nurturing and caring for a baby's teeth is essential to ensure healthy development and growth. Did you know oral health affects your child's appearance? As teeth are an external part of the ...
  • Top Toys for Your Teething Baby

    Teething can be a frustrating time for both infants and caregivers. It can be extremely uncomfortable for the infant and difficult for caregivers to see their baby in pain. Teething is an important milestone in an infant’s development and there is no way to completely prevent discomfort. However, teething toys may provide some relief and soothe the child. Why Use Teething Toys When a teeth...
  • 4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy This Fall

    Fall is right around the corner, which means now is the time when families start to enjoy pumpkin spice, apple pie, and other wonderful treats. While the harvest season is definitely a great time for food, it's also a time when it's important to pay close attention to your dental health as well as your child's. But how can you take good care of your teeth while also enjoying all that fall has t...
  • How to Make Sure Your Child Is Brushing Their Teeth Properly

    It's our duty as parents to show our kids how to maintain proper oral hygiene. Sometimes kids may not like brushing their teeth or might want to rush through the process. Besides taking them to the local pediatric dentist when the situation calls for it, here are more tips for helping your kids brush their teeth properly so they have healthy teeth. Don't Compromise You should never compromis...
  • What Can I Do When My Child Has a Cavity?

    It's not uncommon for kids to have cavities. In fact, one in every seven kids in the U.S. has at least one cavity. The good news is, if your child has a cavity, there are steps you can take to prevent it from hurting your child and impacting the rest of their dental health. Here are a few key things to do when your child has a cavity. Take the Cavity Seriously First and foremost, you need to...
  • Does Chewing Gum Really Have Benefits?

    Gum is definitely one of the top fan-favorites when it comes to candy. From a long-lasting chew to blowing bubbles, it's no wonder why kids love it. But is chewing gum actually bad for you? Or is it true that gum helps keep the bad bacteria away from your teeth? Here, we'll dive into some of the surprising benefits of chewing gum and some of the common myths about this sweet treat. Chewing G...
  • What Are the Best Summer Foods for Your Child’s Teeth?

    Summer brings along many sugary treats, which can be bad for your children's teeth. It is common knowledge that too much sugar is not suitable for your teeth and overall health because it feeds the bad bacteria in your mouth, which can cause cavities. However, it's not enough to know the bad. You should also find the best summer foods for your child's teeth. In this article, we'll take a look at s...
  • 6 Tips to Help Keep Your Child Calm While at the Dentist

    Up to 36% of adults in the U.S. get nervous when they visit the dentist's office, and kids are no different. But it's important to remember that good oral hygiene and regular visits to the family dentistry office help to keep cavities and gum disease away. Of course, knowing your child needs to visit the dentist and keeping your child calm during their appointment are two different things. How ...
  • Baby Teeth: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Chompers

    Baby teeth start to come in between the ages of six and 12 months. By the age of three, most kids typically have all of their baby teeth. Your child's baby teeth play a major role not only in helping your kids munch and crunch on healthy foods but also in helping them develop healthy smiles as adults. While baby teeth may not seem very important because they eventually fall out to make room for...