how to help your child stop thumb sucking

Thumb sucking is completely normal for infants and young children. This natural reflex to suck on a thumb, pacifier, fingers, teething toys, or other objects gives babies a sense of security and happiness, while helping them learn about the world around them. For young children, thumb sucking is soothing and gives a sense of comfort and security. However, thumb sucking Read more →

what you need to know about your child’s first dentist appointment

One question that we often hear from new parents is, “When should I schedule my child’s first dentist appointment?” Many parents are surprised by the answer. According to the American Dental Association, your child’s first dentist visit should should be scheduled shortly after the arrival of their first tooth and no later than their first birthday. Why your child’s first Read more →

how to deal with pediatric dental emergencies

If you are like most parents, you hope that you never have to deal with a dental emergency like a cracked or knocked out tooth. However, it is important to be prepared for these situations so that if they arise you will know how to act quickly and effectively to ensure the best outcome possible for your child’s smile. In Read more →

new year’s resolutions for a healthy smile

We hope you and your family are enjoying a healthy and happy holiday season. Christmas is only a week away, which means New Year’s Day is just around the corner. As 2017 draws to a close and your family welcomes 2018, you may want to take a minute to sit down with your children and set some healthy New Year’s Read more →

how to keep your child’s smile healthy this holiday season

Believe it or not, the holiday season is officially upon us! Although the holidays are a magical time for children ‒ filled with family gatherings, festive holiday tunes, visits to Santa, and their favorite holiday films ‒ the holiday season can also be a dangerous time for your child’s oral health. With endless sweets from Halloween through the New Year Read more →

new guidelines on fruit juice for infants, toddlers, and children

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides updated guidelines on fruit juice intake for infants, toddlers, and children under the age of 18. The guidelines, released at the end of May, cite health concerns including obesity and dental decay as top reasons for the updated statement. No juice before the age of one One of the main Read more →

your back-to-school dental checklist

  September is here, which means summer is officially over, and the kids are back in school. Now that the back-to-school hustle is (hopefully) dying down and your children are settling into the school year, it is time to take inventory of their dental health, which may have been neglected over a less structured summer season. Read on to review Read more →

five bad dental habits for kids

You are probably aware that regular brushing and flossing are important to maintaining your child’s dental health. However, there are many bad habits that can damage your children’s dental health that you may not be aware of. Below we share five bad dental habits that can lead to tooth decay in children, and solutions to help break them! 1. Thumb Read more →

four ways to maintain your child’s healthy smile

Encouraging your child to care for their teeth from a young age will ensure they have a beautiful smile for years to come. Below we share four of the most important things you can do to prevent cavities and keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong. 1. Schedule regular dental checkups One of the easiest ways to keep your child’s Read more →

five ways to encourage your child to floss

Many parents are surprised to learn that their children should be flossing as early as the age of two. According to experts, developing the habit of flossing is an important component of pediatric dental health even when your child only has their baby teeth. Flossing is especially critical when your children’s teeth are touching or fitting closely. This varies widely Read more →