Got a thumb sucker in your house? Don’t worry – you are far from alone. An average of 3 out of 4 children suck their thumbs or other fingers. This number is high, but not surprising – the act of sucking digits is, in fact, a natural reflex that your baby has been practicing since […]
Children and Gum Disease Healthy gums are important for a healthy mouth and body, so we want you to pay a lot of attention to them! While we all know that children are resilient (and they get two sets of teeth), their teeth (baby and permanent) still need the same care and attention that is […]
If You MUST Eat Candy… When it comes to candy, kids tend to make choices that make pediatric dentists cringe. In fact, each year Americans consume over 19 million chocolate Santa’s, and there are about 1.76 billion candy canes manufactured each year. Now maybe you can understand why this can be such an important holiday […]
Baby teeth play an important role in the development of a variety of skills in children. They are critical for speaking, eating, and they also hold the place for adult teeth. It’s natural for parents and caregivers to have questions about what teeth should look like, how they should grow, and what they should do […]
Whether you’re drinking from a glass that is half-empty or half-full, drinking a glass of water is always beneficial to your health. Human beings are 50-65% water; so staying hydrated throughout the day, especially during the summer months, is crucial for the hydration of tissue, the distribution of nutrients, and the removal of waste from […]
While teeth and bones are both hard and heavy with calcium, they are also very different from one another. Teeth are composed of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals. They are mostly made of calcified tissue called dentine, and are covered in hard, shiny enamel. And, unlike bone, teeth cannot heal themselves. Bone is also tucked […]
Pregnancy is an exciting time when your body is going through many changes. You may be wondering how this will affect your teeth and gums. This blog is meant to answer your oral health questions and give you the information you need to help both you and your baby!
Just like adults, children can also be a bit afraid when it comes time to visit the dentist. Whether it is their first visit or tenth, the concept of dental work may seem scary to them. We are here to tell you that our first job as pediatric dentists is to make sure that your […]
Teething can be quite the ache; a source of sleepless nights and stress for both parents and babies alike. Did you know new teeth typically start to show up by the time your child is 6-8 months old? However, some teeth can be late bloomers, making their appearance after 12 months of age.