Category: Preventive Treatments

Does Your Child’s Smile Need Protection?

The kids will be heading back to school soon, which means your family’s calendar is likely to fill up with a variety of activities and exciting new endeavors. If some of those events include athletic competition, your child might require a mouthguard to protect his or her smile. Of course, an existing dental problem is… Read more »

The Unfortunate Truth

Most people are probably not aware that tooth decay can begin within 20 minutes of eating, drinking, or snacking, but it’s an unfortunate truth. They also may not know that, while periodontal disease is the major cause of adult tooth loss, tooth decay is the major cause of childhood tooth loss. Our mouths are naturally… Read more »

Should Your Kids Do More to Protect Their Gums?

Strong teeth and healthy gums are both essential to maintaining great smiles. Unfortunately, many children and adults alike fail to care for their gums effectively. This is why many Americans struggle unknowingly with gum disease, a serious condition that can cause inflammation, infection, and eventually tooth loss. Gum disease can also have a negative impact… Read more »

Smile Brightly This Summer with Simple Care Tips: Part Two

Summer is actually an ideal time to schedule your kids’ semi-annual dental checkups and cleanings. Remember, even kids whose smiles seem healthy could be at risk of developing cavities or other issues, because of acidic tartar buildup. Most patients need to visit the dentist at least twice a year to keep these and other problems… Read more »

Prevent Dental Cavities with Tips from Your Pediatric Dentist: Part Two

Cavities are unfortunately incredibly common in kids. In fact, many children will have to face restorative dentistry while they are still in elementary school, due to dental decay caused by acidic erosion. Though excellent daily dental hygiene and healthy diets can help prevent cavities, these are no excuse to skip out on regular dental cleanings…. Read more »

Help Prevent Dental Cavities with Tips from Your Pediatric Dentist: Part One

What parent wants to see his or her child struggle with dental cavities? Sadly, cavities are incredibly common in school-aged children as well as adults. They can be uncomfortable, at first, especially when trying to enjoy meals and drinks, and eventually cavities can lead to troublesome pain, as well. Untreated cavities can even cause early… Read more »

Got Questions? Ask a Pediatric Dentist: Part Two

You have probably heard the expression that knowing you have a problem is half the battle. Unfortunately, when it comes to parenting identifying problems can seem like a very uphill battle. After all, when your children are young you cannot always trust that they will talk to you when they are not feeling well, much… Read more »

What Are Dental Sealants? And Other FAQs

Dental sealants are made of a durable plastic material that coats the chewing surfaces of one or more teeth. As a cavity prevention tool, sealants block bacteria and tooth decay from affecting the sealed-off tooth. The sealant will smooth over crevices and hiding places for food particles so that your child’s teeth are better protected… Read more »

What is Your Dentist Looking for During a Checkup?

Every six months (and for some patients, more often), children and adults alike should attend a dental checkup and cleaning appointment. Besides removing plaque and tartar from your teeth, the visit allows your dentist to thoroughly examine your oral tissues to make sure they don’t exhibit signs of issues that may require treatment. However, a dental… Read more »

Got Questions? Ask a Pediatric Dentist: Part One

Is your child is facing a dental problem? Is that causing you stress because you are not sure what to do about it? Or, do you struggle with knowing just how to best care for your children’s smiles as they begin to grow? If so, don’t be afraid to speak with your pediatric dentist. He… Read more »