Why X-Rays are Necessary for Protecting Your Child’s Dental Health

It’s only natural for careful parents to want to know everything about procedures that health professionals recommend to their children. They wish to understand the necessity of these things in order to protect their children’s wellbeing. An X-ray is actually a valuable diagnostic tool. Some parents tend to find their children too young for X-rays…

Early Childhood Oral Care

It’s always smart to start good habits early and this principle applies to your child’s oral care. Even before your child cuts his first teeth, you can already launch into simple oral hygiene for him. With a soft gauze or washcloth, clean his gums to get rid of milk residue. Doing this way before teeth…

Dentists Explain the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Every time your child shows resistance to brushing his teeth, you tell him that his teeth can get messed up due to the accumulation of plaque. Many parents use the terms plaque and tartar interchangeably, thinking that both refer to one and the same thing. But as dentists explain the difference between plaque and tartar,…

Why Baby Teeth Are Important

At the earliest possible time, parents should teach their children good oral hygiene habits. One reason behind this is that forming these habits early in life enables children to perform these automatically when they get older. Another reason why children should learn good oral hygiene habits while still very young is to protect their baby…

Teens Who Need Braces – What Parents Need to Know

Why do teens need braces? Teens who need braces often resist them since braces are typically worn during a more awkward and self-conscience time of adolescence. Parents of teens who need braces must help their kids understand that having braces is part of growing up. When a child’s baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth, some…

What Parents Can Do About Their Kids Who Grind Their Teeth

You love watching your kid while he sleeps. He looks so peaceful — a far cry from the bundle of boundless energy he is while still awake. But one night, you hear a weird noise inside his bedroom. You look around yet you can’t find the source of the weird noise. You turn your attention…

Three Types of Braces for Kids

There are three types of “traditional” braces for kids that you and your child can choose from. Here’s what you should know.

Parents: What to do in a dental emergency

Dental Emergency: What to Do When Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth Your children are running around the living room while you are busy preparing dinner. And then you suddenly hear a whimper which quickly turns into full-on bawling. One of your kids walks up to you, blood dripping from his mouth, a knocked-out tooth…

Kids Dental Retainers

If you are a parent of a child who has ever had to wear a retainer you know they come with a few issues. Getting your child to wear them or remember to wear them can be a challenge. Also trusting your child to take their retainer to sleepovers or out of the home can…