Pediatric Dentistry

Baby’s First Dental Visit

New parents experience so many new things it can all be overwhelming. One of the most common questions we hear from parents is regarding visiting the dentist. After all, if a child doesn’t have teeth, why should they see a dentist. While this makes sense at first, you’ll find that dental care is about more […]

How to Stop Thumbsucking

Thumb sucking is a common habit formed by children to self soothe. While cute at first, this habit can be detrimental to a child’s oral health, jaw development, and speech development if it occurs for a prolonged period of time. While old methods included pouring hot sauce on children’s thumbs or binding them to prevent […]

Pediatric Dentistry Prevention

In pediatric dentistry, prevention is the key to providing your child with a good baseline of oral health. A healthy mouth sets your child up for success for years to come. Many people believe that because baby teeth fall out, taking care of them is not important. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Baby […]

Decay Prevention for Children

A child’s oral health must be protected from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. Unfortunately, many children develop tooth decay early in life – a condition that can progress into serious oral health problems. Keeping a child’s teeth strong and healthy requires preventative measures. At our pediatric dental practice, prevention is the foundation of all […]

When Will My Baby Get His / Her First Tooth

Children are born with a set of primary teeth that last throughout early childhood. These primary teeth typically begin to emerge during the first year of life between the ages of 4 and 12 months. This begins a process that usually ends with a complete set of primary teeth by age 3. Though it is […]

Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use

Children are born with a natural sucking reflex. In fact, babies begin to suck on their fingers while still in the womb. Sucking a thumb or pacifier is relatively harmless during the first few months of life and may actually be emotionally comforting to an infant. However, prolonged sucking that lasts into the preschool years […]

Why are Baby Teeth Important

The primary teeth are the teeth that babies are born with and continue to develop in the first few years of life. Though these teeth eventually fall out to make room for permanent teeth, primary teeth serve many important purposes. Not only are they essential to a child’s physical development, but they also contribute to […]

My Child’s First Dental Visit

Children should have a dental care home – preferably with a pediatric dentist who specializes in the oral health of children and adolescents. Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimate to the dental environment and become comfortable with his or her oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to […]

Infant Oral Care

A lifetime of good oral health begins during the first stages of life even before the first teeth emerge. Parents who are well-educated in children’s dental health can more adequately ensure that a child’s oral care needs are met. From an early age, pediatric dentists serve as partners in oral health and prevention, answering questions and providing helpful […]

Pediatric Dentists vs. General Dentists… Children Are Not Little Adults

Children vs. Adults It is pretty clear to anyone that has or works with children that they are not miniature versions of adults. The way they see new experiences, the way they react to stress, and their ability to reason are unique to children. Yes, it’s true some adults face challenges when visiting the dentist. […]