Category: Preventive Treatments

Help Your Child Break the Thumb-Sucking Habit

Thumb sucking is a natural routine for babies to comfort and soothe themselves. In fact, by a few months old, many infants will begin sucking their fingers and thumbs to calm down, fall asleep, or simply to amuse themselves. However, as a parent, you may wonder at what point does it become unacceptable, and how… Read more »

Nighttime Brushing Followed By Insomnia?

Do you find that brushing your child’s teeth in the morning is surprisingly successful, particularly when compared with the nightmare of your nighttime routine? The good news is that you are doing your best to protect your little one’s smile with preventive care at home. The bad news is that you are probably becoming overwhelmed… Read more »

Holiday Time Tips For Healthy Smiles

Don’t worry – staying on top of preventive care during the holiday season is not as difficult as it sounds. Your little one will, of course, be tempted by a seemingly endless supply of goodies that are full of sugar. The good news is that you don’t need to feel overwhelmed by this fact (or… Read more »

Caring For Your Child’s Toothbrush

Before you had children, you might not have given too much thought to your toothbrush. Sure, you may have made sure to purchase a soft-bristle brush according to your dentist’s suggestions – you may have even replaced it once every three months, as you should. Whether it was super clean, wet, dry, or otherwise? This… Read more »

What’s So Bad About Plaque?

You have probably heard about plaque for most of your life – if not, then you’re certainly receiving an earful as a parent. As a result, you have likely come to learn that plaque is bad (but that does not mean you’re completely sure what makes it such an awful substance). The good news is that… Read more »

Surprising Tips For Cavity Prevention

Your dedication to protecting your child’s oral health likely consists of assisting with daily brushing and flossing. Hopefully, you are also scheduling six-month preventive care visits with us, so we can help your child avoid tooth decay and dental fillings, as well as other concerns. While these are excellent, tried-and-true methods for maintaining a healthy,… Read more »

Quiz: Test Your Preventive Care Knowledge

Just because you feel strongly about taking care of your child’s teeth and gums does not mean you’re fully educated regarding best preventive care methods. The bad news is that if you miss an essential aspect of prevention, consequences may include problems like gingivitis or cavity development. The good news is that by becoming fully… Read more »

A Quiz: Baby Teeth

We often find that patients come to us with varying beliefs about baby teeth. The bad news is that failing to provide consistent preventive care to baby teeth can result in some unwanted and serious consequences. The great news is that by making sure you’re familiar with this primary set of teeth and associated care… Read more »

Surprising Tips For Healthy Smiles

We find that parents often have a lot of questions about children’s oral health. This is a good thing! While trusting your instincts works in some cases, learning that what’s best for your smile is not always best for your child’s smile – well, this can become a bit alarming. First of all, we want… Read more »

Tips: Protecting Smiles During Halloween

Perhaps the only thing cuter than your child’s smile is seeing your little one in an adorable Halloween costume. Sure enough, your little ladybug, pirate, ghoul, or otherwise is likely preparing for this upcoming holiday by fantasizing about a bag full of candy. In the meantime, you are likely racking your brain, wondering how you… Read more »