Category: Children’s Dentistry

Dental Sealants: What to Expect

If you have scheduled a dental visit with us for your child, you have probably already come across the preventive treatment called “sealants.” While you likely spend a good deal of your time focused on researching and selecting care options for your little one to promote excellent health, the world of pediatric dentistry may still… Read more »

Protecting Growing Smiles with Children’s Dentistry

Your child’s smile is growing and developing. You may assume this means those newly forming teeth are immune to many of the potential concerns you face as an adult. However, this is anything but true. Your child’s teeth and gums require just as much care and protection if not more. This is because your son… Read more »

The Benefits of Pediatric Visits

You do everything you can to protect your son or daughter. You also do everything you can to protect his or her smile. We understand that you may have a hard time scheduling your little one’s first appointment – especially if you had dental experiences in the past that were less than thrilling. However, we feel… Read more »

What Is Tongue Thrusting?

Have you ever heard of tongue thrusting or is this condition new to you? The term “tongue thrust” can be found in dental literature as far back as 1958. Tongue thrusting is also referred to as infantile swallow, reverse swallow, reverse infantile swallow, anterior resting tongue position, and anterior tongue position. It is an involuntary… Read more »

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

There have been many theories as to what causes crooked teeth, from ridiculous ideas such as inter-racial breeding to the consumption of soft foods. Research has even been done by examining the skulls of hunters and gatherers and comparing them with those of agriculturalists. Other research indicates that the increase in crooked teeth is nutritional… Read more »

Facts About Childhood Caries

It probably wouldn’t come as a surprise if you heard that childhood caries (tooth decay) was a serious problem in third world countries. But what if you were told that it was a serious problem right here in the U.S.? Well it is. Why is tooth decay serious? Because you need your teeth to eat…. Read more »

What is a Space Maintainer?

The average age that children begin losing their teeth is six. Some begin before, around age four, and other’s maybe not until they turn seven. But losing teeth is a natural occurrence for children between the ages of four and seven. Sometimes, however, a child may lose a tooth or teeth earlier, possibly from an… Read more »

Electric Toothbrush or Manual: Which Should You Use?

Did you know the electric toothbrush was invented in Switzerland in 1939?  It wasn’t introduced to the U.S. until the1960s.  Some of you reading this were probably born in that decade. Today, electric toothbrushes have risen in popularity. They are affordable and easy to use. Children tend to enjoy brushing with electric toothbrushes over manual… Read more »

Misaligned Bite

Does your child have a misaligned bite? The technical name for a misaligned bite or “bad bite” is malocclusion.  Malocclusion can be caused by genetics, mouth breathing, or bad oral habits such as thumb sucking. Most people, children and adults, have some level of malocclusion, but nothing that usually warrants treatment. Research indicates that 90… Read more »

Eating For Healthy Teeth

Remember when you were a child, how much you loved candy, ice cream, and soda? The same goes for your kids, right? One of their baby teeth must’ve been a sweet tooth. Your parents probably told you back then that you were going to rot your teeth, and they were right. All of that sugar… Read more »