Not all dentists are created equal. And when it comes to choosing a dentist to care for your child’s dental health, that’s certainly the case! Throughout our country you’ll find many pediatric dentists, but – within that community – there’s a smaller collection of dentists that are board-certified in pediatric dentistry, which means that they’ve…Read more
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
When your baby’s first teeth appear, it’s an exciting time! There are so many hallmarks in a small child’s life and getting teeth is certainly one of them! The appearance of those first tiny white nubs mean that- before long – your child will be transitioning from just breast milk or formula to baby food…Read more
FAQ about Your Child’s Baby Teeth
When you have a child – especially your first – everything is new and wonderful! In many instances, you simply don’t know what to expect, so each day brings something amazing and different. From the first coo to those first incredible steps, everything about that little one is miraculous. And that includes those tiny little…Read more
2020 Dental Hygiene Resolutions
As another holiday season comes to a close and 2020 draws near, you are probably starting to think about resolutions for the new year. Whether it is creating a budget or choosing a healthier lifestyle, it is a perfect time to set new goals. Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry wants to be a part of your dental…Read more
7 Dental Problems in Babies
When you become a parent there are so many questions you face when it comes to caring for your new baby. Caring for your baby’s mouth and teeth as they erupt is more important than you would think. There are many things you can do to help your baby begin their journey to a lifetime…Read more
Loose Teeth and What You Need to Know
Many times here at Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry we get asked about loose tooth in children and what a parent should do. Here are some important tips on what you need to know about loose teeth! What do I do if my child’s tooth is pushed back? Your child’s pediatric dentist must address any variety of…Read more
When Should Kids Start Flossing?
It is a common question we get asked a lot! Flossing. When do we start? How do we do it? Here at Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry we love to answer questions! It is a part our job to give parents the resources and information they need so their child has the greatest success at having a…Read more
Causes of Bleeding Gums in Children
Bleeding gums in children are never normal When flossing your toddler’s teeth they may experience some bleeding and even think it’s ok, BUT IT IS NOT! It is important to understand that bleeding is not normal, for toddlers or adults, and can be a clue that something is wrong. At Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry, we examine…Read more
First Dental Visit by the First Birthday!
Here at Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry, we hear this question all the time. It may seem silly because maybe your baby only has a few teeth but these first visits are very important. You can think of it as a regular checkup like the ones you would take them to with their pediatrician. According to the…Read more
How to Correctly Brush Your Child’s Teeth!
As the holiday season begins to come to a close, you are probably starting to think about resolutions for 2020. It may be eating healthier or starting a budget, it’s a great time to set these goals. While you are making a list of resolutions for 2020, the pediatric dentists at Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry want…Read more
5 Tips to stop thumbsucking
Sucking is a natural reflex and infants and young children may use thumbs, fingers, pacifiers and other objects on which to suck. It may make them feel secure and happy, or provide a sense of security at difficult periods. Since thumbsucking is relaxing, it may induce sleep. How Does Thumbsucking effect permanent teeth? Thumbsucking that…Read more
When should you start brushing your baby’s teeth?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as the first tiny tooth pops through the gums to prevent cavities early on. Brush Baby’s Gum with a washcloth Better yet, you can make tooth brushing a routine for baby from the start by brushing baby’s gums with a little finger…Read more
Baby Teething Chart
When do Babies Begin Teething? Most babies begin teething somewhere between six to twelve months. Usually, the last primary molar pops through by age three. Please download our Baby Teething Chart Baby Teething Chart: See When Your Baby’s Teeth Will Come In UPPER TEETH ERUPT SHED Central incisor 8-12 months 6-7 years Lateral incisor 9-13 months 7-8 years…Read more
Four Signs of a Teething Baby
Parents always gush over baby’s first tooth, but what you don’t see in the precious picture are the miserable moments leading up to it. A teething baby is one of the most distressing problems that affect little ones and their parents. You are probably aware of the fact that babies’ teeth start growing in a certain…Read more
Baby tooth knocked loose, What should I do?
If you are reading this your child probably has a tooth knocked loose. Do not panic! The two types of dental trauma injuries that result from a fall involving trauma to the mouth are a dental concussion and dental subluxation. These two types of dental trauma are the most common dental injuries I see in…Read more
Knocked out Baby Tooth
Dental Trauma and injuries: Part 1 The most commonly knocked out baby tooth/ teeth are the top front teeth. Whether it is your toddler learning to walk (remember the days of the “zombie” walk?) or chasing his/her sibling and running into a coffee table, those top front teeth especially the two middle teeth are in…Read more
Bleeding after a baby tooth falls out
How do I stop bleeding after my child’s baby tooth falls out? Children often start losing teeth around the age of six. Usually, the two bottom teeth will fall out first since teeth tend to fall out in the order they came in. 1. Fold a clean piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over…Read more