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Teeth Grinding in Kids: Identifying it and Treating it

Teeth grinding – professionally referred to as “Bruxism” – is a common occurrence among children that can result in serious oral health concerns. Causes According to the Nemours Foundation up to three out of ten kids grind their teeth. While most will grow out of the...

Early Flossing Critical for Oral Health

Teaching oral hygiene practices to your children – such as early flossing – is critical for optimal oral health. Start early, practice often. According to the American Dental Association and the Center for Disease Control, flossing is an important component behind...

What to Do in a Dental Emergency: A Guide for Parents

If you are a parent or a guardian of a child, you know – probably all too well – that accidents have the unique ability to happen at any location, at any time. The same holds true for dental emergencies.The only difference is, knowing how to appropriately handle those...

Sealants: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

Pediatric dentists agree that sealant is an appropriate measure for protecting the appearance, structure, and functionality of the teeth. Dental sealant is a specially-designed plastic coating  placed directly on the surface of teeth. It's important in in protecting...

Enamel Microabrasion for Dental Discolorations

In today’s world, many children and teenagers are suffering from superficial stains and other types of irregularities associated with the enamel. Parents seek dental intervention to improve their child’s smile, increase their self-confidence, and optimize their oral...

Common Antibiotic May Hurt Your Childrens Teeth

University of Iowa is Suggesting that a Common Antibiotic May Result in Increased Risk of Dental Problems in Kids According to a study conducted by the University of Iowa, the use of a common antibiotic – amoxicillin – may result in increased risk of dental problems...

The Right Athletic Mouthguard Helps Save Your Child’s Teeth

There are a lot of ways to care for your child’s teeth, including braces, cleaning, and proper flossing. The connection between children’s teeth and the right athletic mouthguard is being very slow on the uptake, although we watch professional athletes insert their...

Top Strategies for Protecting Your Toddler’s Teeth

According to information derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 42% of all kids from ages 2 to 11 have experienced dental issues in the primary teeth. A total of 23% of those same children have tooth decay that is untreated....

6 Month Check ups/Cleanings: More Important than You Think

You make sure your child’s teeth are brushed and flossed following the dentist’s recommendations to the letter so you might wonder why it is necessary to take them in for checkups and cleaning every 6 months. Even if brushing and flossing is done diligently, it is...

Understanding Toothpaste: A Parent’s Guide – Part 2

Thank you for rejoining us this week as we continue on the topic of toothpaste. Our goal is to provide parents with facts and information on the ingredients commonly found in toothpaste products. Last week, you were provided details on three main products found in...

Understanding Toothpaste: A Parent’s Guide – Part 1

Each day – several times a day – we use a small portion of toothpaste in order to remove debris, germs, and other substances from our teeth. It is so natural, that most of us do not put much thought into the activity; however, once we become parents, this all changes....

Why Baby Teeth are Important

Parents frequently ask about the best time to locate a pediatric dentist for their children. The answer creates a look of surprise because it’s hard to imagine a checkup before the infant turns one! It’s so exciting to see the first baby tooth erupt through the gums...

Is Your Child a Thumb Sucker?

It isn’t uncommon for young children to develop the habit of sucking their thumbs. Some even start thumpsucking in the womb. It is comforting to them and helps them deal with stress, boredom and tiredness. Though it isn’t always a cause of problems with a child’s...

What Can Help Kids Brush Their Teeth Better?

Getting your kids into a regular brushing habit can be difficult. Brushing isn’t fun for kids when the brush isn’t designed to appeal to them. With the many choices in toothbrushes designed for kids, establishing the habit of regular brushing is made a lot easier....

Types of Braces Available for Teenage Patients

Teenagers that have a less-than-favorable smile are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem and confidence levels. There are several reasons why a teen’s smile may not reflect the optimal level of beauty, but the most common are misalignments, injuries, oral health...