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
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
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
When should orthodontic treatment start?
Developing malocclusions, or bad bites, can be recognized as early as 2-3 years of age. Often, early steps can be taken to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment at a later age. We will discuss in this article when orthodontic treatment should start. Braces between the age of 2-6 years old Stage I – Early…Read more