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Dental Fluoride Treatments

Dental Fluoride Treatments

Dental caries (tooth decay) is an increasingly common occurrence among children and teenagers. The underlying cause of this condition is acid-producing bacteria. We call it "plaque". It collects around the teeth in a film. If good oral hygiene habits are not...

The Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and General Dentist

The Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and General Dentist

A pediatric dentist is considered to be the pediatricians of the dentistry field. A general dentist needs at least three years of undergraduate education and four years of dental school. Immediately following their undergraduate studies and dental school attendance,...

The Purpose of Baby Teeth

The Purpose of Baby Teeth

Deciduous teeth, or “baby teeth" are the very first set that occur. They actually develop during the embryonic stage before birth, but they typically do not emerge until infancy and eventually fall out. So why do we have baby teeth? Primary teeth serve as the...

Choose the Best Dental Care Products for Your Child

Choose the Best Dental Care Products for Your Child

As soon as your child’s baby teeth first emerge – right around the age of 6 months – they are at immediate risk for the development of tooth decay, cavities, and a multitude of other oral health complications. That’s the bad news. The good news is, these issues are...

Food for Healthy Teeth: What to Feed your Children

Food for Healthy Teeth: What to Feed your Children

Eating Healthy Foods Encourages the Growth of Strong Teeth in Kids Best foods for dental health: Fruits. Apples, bananas, strawberries and other easy to eat fruit are an ideal option for snacktimeGreen Leafy Vegetables are high in vitamins A, C, Kand folate, and...

Why Does my Child Grind Their Teeth at Night? Treating Child Bruxism

Why Does my Child Grind Their Teeth at Night? Treating Child Bruxism

Have looked in on your child during the night time hours and saw more than just an innocent little sleeper experiencing sweet dreams? Maybe you've observed your child moving their mouth and have heard the sounds of grinding teeth. Medically termed “bruxism”, this is...

How to Help Your Child Overcome Thumb Sucking

How to Help Your Child Overcome Thumb Sucking

While thumb sucking is a common occurrence among babies and toddlers, it can result in many complications – especially in terms of the child’s oral health. Among these include the development of an overbite, the onset of an open bite, skin complications, issues with...

How Long Does Teething Last?

How Long Does Teething Last?

Teething symptoms vary from one child to the next, though most begin around 6 months. Growing teeth happens in stages. This entire process lasts about a year and a half. Symptoms of a single tooth emerging can last up to a week. In most instances, the front bottom...

Gum Disease in Children? Its More Common Than You Think

Gum Disease in Children? Its More Common Than You Think

Gum disease in children - often called “Periodontal Disease” - is becoming increasingly common in younger age groups. This type of bacteria-based infection quickly results in the devastation of gums and all of the supporting components of the teeth. Luckily there are...

How to Get Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

How to Get Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

Creative Ways to Transition the Mundane Task of Brushing Teeth into an Exciting One for Your Child For most people – kids included – brushing the teeth is boring. But it doesn't have to be. While the common two to three times a day brushing in your household often...

May Prize Winners 2018

May Prize Winners 2018

Stay tuned for the next prize winners, coming soon! Stop by the office and register for our drawings. One of these beautiful smiles can be YOUR child! Come in and Register for our next Drawing!or call us today (765) 966-7602 To see all past month's winners, click...

Dental Hygiene Tips for Your Babies and Toddlers

Dental Hygiene Tips for Your Babies and Toddlers

As a parent, you want the best for your child. This includes ensuring that they are in good health. Just like your child’s general health, their dental health is highly important. By taking steps now, you can prevent the onset of tooth decay, cavities, gum disease,...

Do I Really Need to Brush My Teeth Twice a Day?

Do I Really Need to Brush My Teeth Twice a Day?

As a parent, it is quite likely that you have heard the question, “Do I really need to brush my teeth twice a day?” more than once from your child. While considered one of the most important steps to optimal dental health, most children regard brushing their teeth as...

What are Cavities and How to Prevent Them

What are Cavities and How to Prevent Them

Cavities are located on the hard surface of the teeth and represent permanent damage that have resulted in tiny openings. Cavities are also known as “caries” and as “tooth decay”. Cavities are one of the most common oral health complications, worldwide. Anyone of any...

When Should I Change My Toothbrush?

When Should I Change My Toothbrush?

According to the American Dental Association, you should change your toothbrush – or the head of your electric device – at least once in a three-month period. However, this is just a general timeline. If you are a person that brushes at least two to three times a day,...