Loose Tooth: To Pull or Not to Pull

Loose Tooth: To Pull or Not to Pull

When a baby tooth becomes loose, parents wonder if they should help pull it out or allow nature to take its course. Here’s what to do for a loose tooth… In most instances, a loose tooth indicates that a permanent tooth is attempting to erupt in the gums....
Teeth Grinding in Kids: Identifying it and Treating it

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

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

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

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...
Enamel Microabrasion for Dental Discolorations

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...