If your child is reaching the age of seven or is already older than that, now is the time for an orthodontic screening. The good news is that our pediatric dentists are very good at recognizing developmental abnormalities and they will send you over to meet our board certified orthodontists at the correct moment in [...]
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Now that the kids have started back to school, families are figuring out how to best navigate their new morning and evening routines. Class projects, meal times that work around after-school practices, wake up times required to get out the door in the morning, and bed times that don’t rush oral care. Here’s the bare [...]
Children can communicate that they have a toothache in a variety of ways. For example, your child may avoid eating solid foods, object to tooth brushing, have difficulties sleeping, pull at their ears, or fuss and cry. Children's toothaches can be caused by: Cavities Food lodged in the gums or between the teeth A loose [...]
As your child’s permanent (adult) teeth start to push their way in, you might notice that they look crowded or crooked compared to their baby (primary) teeth. It doesn’t seem too surprising that this is the case as many adult teeth, especially the front ones, are much larger than the baby teeth they are replacing. [...]
Orthodontic retainers preserve the time and monetary investment that was made to achieve your smile of a lifetime or the smile of your children’s future. Without retainers, teeth tend to drift back out of alignment and relapse into previous positions. This is due to a variety of elastic fibers that help make up the composition [...]
Summer brings extra free time throughout the day, as well as yummy summer snacks that you and your family don't normally eat at other times of the year. Classic examples include snow cones, popsicles, and frozen slushes. While these items are OK in moderation, they are heavy in sugar and are typically consumed by themselves [...]
Warm weather necessitates the need for hydration and balanced nutrition to keep tiny bodies healthy all summer. As long as they brush afterward, it’s fine for kids to have an ice cream treat once in a while. But there are plenty of other options between those indulgent moments. Here are a few simple snack alternatives [...]
The sweltering summer season has arrived. You've been busy with parties, barbeques, and beach visits, and the good times are just getting started. Summer activities, like camping trips, are both relaxing and enjoyable (and frequently incorporate delicious snacks and treats)! However, some of your favorite summer foods may leave you with new cavities, not to [...]
School is out for summer, and parents all around the country are making plans for their children's summer activities. There may not be a more fun time of year for your children. From day camps, to sports, to visits to swimming holes and water parks, your children are certain to be thirsty with all that [...]
Summer vacation has begun, and your family's calendar is probably already packed with exciting activities, parties, and travels. But don't forget to maintain those hard earned oral hygiene habits to keep your children despite all the interruptions to your normal schedule. Continuing to teach your children about dental health is one of the smartest things [...]