How to Choose a Toothbrush For Your Child

There are so many options for your child’s toothbrush–lights that flash, suction cup bottoms, timers with music for 2 minutes–that sometimes it can get overwhelming. Let’s take a step back and focus on the basics. The first thing to look for in a toothbrush for your child is soft bristles. The softest you can find,… Read more »

Tooth-Friendly Holiday Tips for Kids

The holidays are in full swing, and that means treats and sweets abound! While this can be very fun, it can also be detrimental to your child’s oral health if not properly attended to. Follow these tips for a fun AND tooth-healthy holiday! –Drink Water: There are lots of sugary beverage options, especially around the… Read more »

Providing Your Child With a Floss Stick Can Help Ingrain Good Flossing Habits

Developing consistent oral hygiene practices in your son or daughter’s early years can help preserve the health of the teeth and gums, while also increasing their chances of maintaining those habits into their adult life. Encouraging a child to brush their teeth is often easy. Providing them with a toothbrush that features their favorite cartoon… Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Future Cavities on Your Child’s Molars and Premolars

As your child ages and develops, their baby teeth are gradually replaced by the complement of 32 permanent teeth that need to serve them throughout their adult life. Preserving these teeth and maintaining healthy tooth enamel in adolescence can help reduce their chances of suffering excessive tooth decay complications later in life. Their routine dental… Read more »

Keeping Cavities at Bay with Dental Sealants

Are you ever afraid cavities are going to attack your teeth? If so, Dr. R. Bruce Howell has some great news for you: There are ways you can prevent cavities! In addition to a regular oral hygiene routine, dental sealants can protect your teeth and help you keep cavities at bay. Dental sealants are clear,… Read more »

Spread the Smiles with Halloween Jokes!

Halloween is next week. That means the vampires are coming out of their coffins, ghosts and mummies are leaving their graves and witches are boiling toil and trouble. And don’t forget the trick or treaters. You can make the trick or treating more fun by telling the kids these punny jokes: As you hand out… Read more »

How Your Oral Health is Linked to Your Overall Health

Did you know your oral health is linked to your overall health? Well, it’s true! In fact, many studies show that certain dental issues can be related to serious medical issues. This is why our dentist, Dr. , strongly encourages you to take good care of your teeth, gums, and smile. One dental issue that… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips for Kids

Sometimes we think that developing good habits are harder than they really are. When it comes to oral hygiene, the most difficult obstacles we create are all in our heads. In reality, oral health means donating a maximum of 10 minutes every day to brushing and flossing, and maybe watching the foods you eat as… Read more »

Q & A: Pediatric Dental Answers

Do you have questions about how to take care of your child’s smile? If so, Dr. and our dental team are here to help you! We have the answers you’re looking for. To start, we would like to give you the answers to frequently asked questions about pediatric dental care in , . Question No…. Read more »

Tips on Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking: it’s common. But did you know that this can actually cause serious oral health issues? Although most children go through thumb sucking phases, you’ll want to help them stop quickly so that later ailments do not result. Here are some facts to know and tips to help your child quit thumb sucking: –… Read more »