Category: General Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide: Is It The Same As Laughing Gas?

Particularly for parents who have not received dental sedation in their own lives, this aspect of dental care may feel like brand new territory. We understand that you probably have a lot of questions for us and would like to really know the ins and outs of your child’s options when we’re discussing anesthesia. Not… Read more »

Don’t Worry: Tooth Extractions Are For Healthy Teeth, Too!

You may feel uneasy learning that your child needs a tooth extraction. Just the term alone may cause you to immediately assume something is wrong, since the removal of a tooth is sometimes associated with a very unhealthy tooth. While this type of removal certainly has its place, there are other common reasons for extractions… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Gingivitis!

Yes, we know. Talking about gingivitis is not something you want to do because your goal is for your kiddos to keep their smiles nice and healthy. However, it’s very important you understand the basics of this first phase of gum disease, so you can do your absolute best to keep it from affecting your… Read more »

Smile Care: Remind Your Kids To Ask Questions

How many questions do your children ask you every day? A lot? How many questions do they ask you about their oral health and smile care? If they aren’t usually very vocal about their smiles with you (or they become a bit shy with us during dental checkups), we advise you to encourage them to… Read more »

Halloween Time: 3 Things To Watch For

The extraordinarily fun, kid-friendly, not-so-friendly-for-your-smile holiday we all love to celebrate during October is just around the bend! Yep. Before you know it, you’ll be helping your children put the finishing touches on their costumes and you’ll be reminding them about their manners when they go house-to-house for candy! While you may feel prepared regarding… Read more »

Oral Health Protection: 2 Habits To Stop Early

When you see your little one doing something that you know will lead to serious consequences down the line, your immediate reaction is to find a way to put a stop to it. When it’s something less obvious, however, you may not even realize that you’re witnessing a habit that can negatively affect the future… Read more »

2 Things We’d Rather You Didn’t Do

We know that it can be tricky to figure out whether you’re overreacting or if you’re under-reacting and, as a result, leaving your child’s oral health vulnerable to possible problems. Generally speaking, we say that if it is something you don’t know how to do or are not trained to do, call us to schedule a… Read more »

Tongue Talk: A Few Helpful Tips

At this point, if you know all about brushing and flossing, then you’re most certainly on track with optimal dental hygiene with your kiddos. They’re probably starting to get the hang of the details and are well on their way toward developing excellent habits that will become a natural part of their daily lives (hopefully… Read more »

Offering Quick Answers For New Patient Questions

Are you a busy parent looking for a dental practice for your child? We know that the initial process of meeting with a new dental team and getting things set up can feel a bit stressful, which is why we would like to provide you with a helpful Q&A session for new patients. For the… Read more »

Why Are My Kids’ Teeth Bumpy?

When you take at look at your children’s front teeth and then at your own, do you wonder why their permanent teeth display bumps, while yours have flat chewing edges? Before you become too concerned about your child’s dental health, first know that there is nothing unusual about this. It is a completely normal anatomical trait… Read more »