First-time parents face plenty of joys – and challenges – during their child’s lifetime, especially during those first few years when everything is new and – often – unexpected. There’s the first smile, first steps, first words, and – of course – those first little baby teeth. But there’s much more to those tiny baby…Read more
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
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
Sealants and Sealing Out Tooth Decay
Brush and floss. Brush and floss. That’s what we’re told from the time we’re old enough to take care of our teeth on our own. Get all those chocolate crumbs, bits of broccoli, and other food out of your teeth. Keep the plaque to a minimum and be sure not to brush too hard of…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
As babies make their way through their first year of life, there are so many milestones to mark. That first smile or laugh. Sitting up on their own. Crawling, Pulling themselves up. Walking. And – of course – the appearance of those first tiny little teeth. While those first teeth are certainly adorable and add…Read more
Sealants and the Prevention of Dental Decay
Sealants are a great prevention tool that can really reduce your child’s risk for decay. With that being said, what are sealants? The sealant is a tool that the pediatric dentist uses to prevent decay. The sealant is made of a liquid resin material that can be flowed into the pits and grooves of back…Read more
How to Floss with Braces!
While wearing braces it is even more important to make sure you are brushing and flossing properly. It takes a big commitment to make sure teeth stay healthy. It will take up to three times as long to clean your teeth but it is very important because there are more surfaces for plaque and bacteria to hide…Read more
Mouth Guards: 4 Reason to Wear One During Sports
While playing sports it is important to wear a mouth guard in order to decrease the risk of mouth or jaw injuries. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 injuries each year! There are over five million teeth avulsed each year due to absence of a mouthguard or even an improperly…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
How to Choose the Right Electric Toothbrush For Your Child!
There are many choices of electric toothbrushes on the market nowadays. It may take trying some out to find the one that works best for your child. Some are louder than others, some have softer or harder bristles, some vibrate harder or softer against your child’s gums. You just keep in mind that children have…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
Six Surprising Bad Foods For Your Child’s Teeth
Everyone knows and has been told numerous times that sugar is bad for our children’s teeth. Many foods are less obvious than candy and soda and that can result in cavities at their next dental appointment. Below are bad foods for your child’s teeth and some may surprise you! 6 bad foods for teeth Here…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