Thumb sucking is a normal and soothing habit for babies and toddlers. While most children grow out of this habit during their toddler years, some parents are faced with the reality that their elementary-aged child is still sucking their thumb. Thumb sucking is usually harmful if it persists beyond the ages of...
When children play at home or if they play sports where there is a lot of physical contact, there is a possibility that a tooth could get hit, injured, fractured or knocked out. If this happens, the first thing to do is not panic. Your child will probably be...
Our genes influence nearly everything about us, so it’s certainly true that aspects of our dental health would be linked to our parents and other family members. However, just how much of our oral health is the result of our genes and how much is influenced by our actions? The truth is...
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...
Although your baby won’t be born with visible teeth, it won’t be long before you’ll see their pearly whites begin to emerge! Baby teeth pave the way for adult teeth to come in, allowing each tooth to have its place. Although baby teeth will be lost over the course...
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...
With the summer upon us, it’s time to enjoy many of the wonderful foods that this season has to offer. If you’re looking for snacks that will nourish your body as well as your teeth, you have plenty of options. Whether you want to help your kids take better care of their...
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...
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common condition in which plaque builds up on the teeth and can cause the gum tissue to become inflamed. As gum disease progresses, an active infection can ensue underneath the gumline, which can lead to loose teeth and eventually tooth loss. While periodontal disease can...
Teething can be a challenging time for baby and parents alike. Fortunately, this phase of your child’s life won’t last forever—but in the meantime, what can you do to help your baby be more comfortable?