Include the Tooth Fairy as One of Santa’s Helpers

Santa and his elves aren’t the only ones giving gifts to children to reward good behavior throughout the year. The Tooth Fairy is another children’s favorite as she bestows gifts in exchange for their lost teeth year-round. Considering they can lose up to 20 baby teeth, children can get to know the Tooth Fairy very well in your journey to... read more »

Everything You Want to Know About Your Child’s Primary Teeth

Do you have questions about your child’s developing smile? If so, today we’re going to talk about their teeth. Your infant’s primary teeth can appear as early as five months, and by the time they are one year old, they usually have sprouted six baby teeth (typically the top four teeth in the front and the bottom two). Their first... read more »

Monsters Need Dental Care, Too!

Are you having a hard time getting your child to take care of their smile? With the holidays fast approaching, you want them to take even better care of their pearly whites with so many sweets and treats coming at them. We want your children to have great dental care, and some great ways to help your child in their... read more »

What Should and Shouldn’t Go in Your Teen’s Smile

With so many concerns surrounding your teen’s healthy development, one important factor to manage is their oral health. During this time in their life, they are exposed to new situations and fads with their peers. You can help them navigate this stage to build healthy habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. So, let’s take a look at what’s in... read more »

Caring for Your Child’s Smile

As their primary caregiver, one of the most important aspects of bringing your child in for their first dental visit is learning how best to care for their teeth. We are happy to show you how to clean their mouth daily and answer any questions or concerns you may have about their oral hygiene. We can also spot check for... read more »

Helping Your Child Feel at Ease at the Dentist Office

Bringing your child in for their first dental visit early in their life is so they get used to being in a dental office and won’t get nervous. Once your child is older than two, depending on their temperament and personality, they might experience anxiety at the different sights and sounds. At this age, the goal of the first visit... read more »

Should Your Child Use a Mouth Guard?

Does your child play sports or participate in physical activities? Are you taking the precautions you can to protect their smile? During sports, especially if it is a contact sport or any activity where your child could fall or collide with a piece of equipment, the potential for an oral injury may exist. To help negate this threat, we can... read more »

Could Your Child’s Smile Benefit From Fastbraces®?

Does your child have crooked teeth? Are you concerned that he or she may need months, if not years, of orthodontic treatment to get a straighter smile? If you answered yes, we may have a solution for your child. We are proud to offer Fastbraces® to our patients and, as the name implies, they can make a patient’s orthodontic treatment... read more »

Treating Bruxism With Night Guards

Does your child grind their teeth at night? Does he or she complain about discomfort in their jaw, tooth sensitivity or headaches? If so, your child could be suffering from a common chronic dental condition called bruxism, and we may recommend that your child use a night guard to help protect their teeth as they sleep. Symptoms of bruxism may... read more »

Space Maintainers: Saving Your Smile When a Tooth Is Lost

Has your child lost a tooth prematurely? Are you concerned about what this could mean for their smile? If a child loses a tooth prematurely, the neighboring teeth could begin to shift, rotate or slide because of the gap, which could divert the permanent tooth. If your child loses a tooth too early, you may want to get a space... read more »