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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?

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 - 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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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,...

A Pediatric Dentist is the Best Dentist for Kids

Many parents mistakenly believe that one medical professional is just as good as another medical professional. But adults and children have very different healthcare needs. Treatments vary by age. This is even more true when it comes to dental health. Pediatric...

Statistics on Little Teeth in the United States

Tooth decay is considered to be the number one chronic-based, infectious disease that negatively impacts children within the United States. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry conducted a massive amount of research on the topic that indicates that this disease...

February 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...

Benefits of Early Brushing with Flouride

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children visit a dentist at an early age. Proper dental care should begin immediately after the very first tooth erupts in the mouth. This care includes establishing a dental home with a pediatric dentist...

How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

While it is common knowledge that sugar can cause cavities in the teeth, most are unsure as to exactly why this happens. According to dental professionals, the sugar does not actually result in the damage that occurs to the teeth; instead, it is the overall result of...

Full Orthodontic Treatment for Kids

As a child grows and matures, it may become evident that full orthodontic treatment is required. In pediatric dentistry, this is most often referred to as “interceptive orthodontics”. In most instances, this type of dental treatment starts at a very young age, with...