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Kids should begin good oral hygiene practices when they are very young; even before their baby teeth come in. For parents, knowing what kind of toothpaste to buy for kids at every stage of their development can be confusing. Before the kids are old enough to have their own opinions on the matter, a parent should …

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Children suck their thumbs for security, but the habit may end up causing insecurity later on if it leaves a child with crooked teeth. Thumbsucking definitely can push teeth out of position, but whether or not it does depends on the age of the child and how intensely the sucking action is. The sucking action is …

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Pregnancy changes the way you approach normal life activities like eating, exercise and medical care. It also has an effect on your oral health, and your oral hygiene and dental care routine may need a change during pregnancy as well. Good oral hygiene is always important, but during pregnancy it is especially …

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During a child’s early development, it is only natural for them to need to suck on a pacifier. It provides them with much needed comfort, especially while new teeth are coming in. Parents tend to become worried about the use of pacifier and what impact it will have on the long term oral health of the child, …

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  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing the dentist at the age of one year, or no later than six months after their first tooth has come in. This may seem surprisingly young to parents, but as soon as a baby gets their first tooth, they are susceptible to tooth …

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Many dentists advertise that they are family dentists and can treat patients of any age, but when it comes to the dental needs of children, some parents prefer a specialist. This is where a pediatric dentist comes in. The difference between a pediatric dentist and a family or general dentist goes beyond the fact …

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Every parent has faced the challenge of getting their children to brush their teeth regularly. It’s not something their look forward to and often outright refuse to so. For parents facing this challenge, brushing teeth doesn’t have to be an activity your child dreads on a daily basis.  Be creative and …

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Dental health is vital for quality of life. Since you want your children to have the best life possible, choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste for them is an important decision. Let’s consider a few of the most important considerations when it comes to pediatric oral care. Let start by discussing bristle …

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Your child’s first dental appointment is an important event because this is when the child will be introduced to the office, the people who work there and the procedures that take place when examining the teeth. Most parents know as well that first impressions for your children are often lasting ones, and visiting …

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