What are the 6 Myths About Baby Teeth?

Thanks to advances in technology, new parents now have access to relevant information that will help them take care of their baby and ensure the little one’s good health. However, this easy access to information comes with a price: it can also be confusing to sift through all the advice, recommendations and “expert” tips you…

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…

What To Expect From Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

Scheduling Your Child’s First Dentist Visit Your little one is really growing up — that cute little mouth is slowly filling up with teeth. Oh, how breastfeeding becomes so much more interesting! Pretty soon, it’ll be time for his/her first visit to the dentist! The first visit should be at least six months after your child…

How to Care for Baby Teeth

Caring for Baby Teeth Caring for baby teeth entails diligence, discipline, expert monitoring and even a little creativity. If you’re a parent and you’ve started taking serious care of your kids’ teeth from the time that they were babies, then you already have a head start on protecting your little ones from various oral health…

Common Concerns About Your Child’s Teeth

Parents Worry. About Everything. Including Concerns About Your Child’s Teeth. As a Pediatric Dental Group in Northern California who has treated thousands upon thousands of little teeth, we want to tell you it is ok to have concerns about your child’s teeth. Dental trouble can start earlier than you’d expect depending on cleaning habits, genetics…

Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings?

It’s “just” baby teeth. Let the child lose them; they’re there to fall out eventually anyway. Baby teeth are not important… or are they? When people encounter problems with their permanent teeth, the natural course of action is to try all sorts of solutions as recommended by their dentist to save the tooth – tooth…

When Should My Child Start Using Fluoride?

Anybody who has ever been to the dentist knows that fluoride is good for the teeth. Specifically, fluoride works to strengthen the enamel of those pearly whites as well as help prevent tooth decay. As gross as it is to even think about, the mouth is actually rife with bacteria. When they combine with sugars,…

Top 5 Tips on Cavity Prevention for Kids

As part of ensuring the continued health of their kids, parents (like you) are responsible for teaching children about proper dental care habits that should be observed. Your kids will be going through different stages in their teeth’s development, and all the while, it’s important for them to understand that a lot of factors can…