Why Should Your Child Visit a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists specialize in examining, diagnosing, and treating oral health problems in infants, children, and teenagers. Not only are they trained to focus on the unique dental issues in your child’s gums, teeth, and jaw, but a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist has undergone training beyond the requirements of a general dentist. As a specialist, they […]
Is Your Child Cavity Prone?
Is Your Child Cavity Prone? As dentists, we often hear stories from patients of friends who “never brush their teeth, drink sodas all day long, and still never get cavities.” It’s not fair. We know. Some people are simply more prone to cavities than others. In dentistry, we call this assessment of someone’s tendency to […]
All About Dental X-Rays For Kids
Dental x-rays are an essential part of a dental check-up, providing your child’s dentist with important information about the health of their teeth and surrounding jawbones. As a dental patient, many families have come to expect the yearly x-rays that accompany their professional teeth cleaning visits. Others question the need for and/or safety of dental […]
What to do During a Dental Emergency
An emergency, by definition, is not something for which you plan. While your family cannot plan when a dental emergency occurs, you can prepare yourself and your child for one so that you are ready to act. When you know what to do, you can handle the situation more quickly and with more confidence. What […]
Are Dental Sealants Necessary for Children?
Dental sealants are a preventive treatment option commonly performed on children and adults all over the world. Understanding preventative care procedures and how they protect our teeth will help you make informed decisions for your family’s oral health. What are Dental Sealants? A dental sealant is a thin, protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces […]
What Does Fluoride Actually Do?
Fluoride is a term often mentioned by dentists, however many parents and young patients may not understand what it is and it’s benefits to our oral health. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral present in the ground. Depending on your geographic location, some places have no fluoride while others have very high levels. The presence […]
Celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month
Every year, during the month of February, we celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month. This designation was given to raise awareness of the need for great dental health in our nation’s children. Because most dental diseases are preventable, having access to education and resources goes a long way in keeping children’s mouths healthy. Unfortunately, many […]
Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids’ Teeth
Did you know that the foods your child eats and the beverages they drink have a direct effect on the health of their teeth? The health of their teeth also has a direct effect on their diet and subsequent nutrition. What Effect Does Oral Health Have on My Child’s Nutrition? Many parents do not realize […]
Making Sense of Dental Insurance For Parents
Dental insurance can be complicated and confusing. We frequently get questions from parents trying to understand what is covered, what isn’t, and if insurance is worth the obligation. Finding a trusted family dentist is invaluable. We’re here to help you evaluate this important decision. What are My Dental Plan Options? Most dental insurance plans renew […]
Dental Anxiety in Children
Many children experience dental anxiety. As parents, we hesitate to put our children in situations that will make them fearful or uncomfortable, which may prevent us from seeking the necessary care for our kids’ healthy oral development. Dental anxiety is a real problem, and if you or your child suffer from it, you know how […]