Dental Emergency Tips for Parents of Active Kids

Kids are naturally inquisitive and seem to be filled with boundless energy. Sometimes, this can lead to mishaps which can leave parents worried and their children hurt. Such instances may sometimes involve the teeth. In these situations, it is crucial for parents to avoid panicking and to perform the appropriate emergency treatment to contain the…

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…

When Should My Child Start Flossing?

A good oral care routine isn’t complete without flossing. You might ask, “When should my child start flossing? Isn’t she a little too young to handle a task that even adults struggle with?” Dental professionals say that parents should start flossing their children’s teeth as soon as their child has teeth that are sitting close…

Eating With Braces – Tips for Teens

If you have a kid who will be getting braces soon, take a look at this simple guide to help your child easily identify which foods he can and cannot eat.

Pediatric Dentist Tips for Managing Halloween Candy

Expert Tips For Managing Halloween Candy Loot 5 Effective Ways to Prevent Dental Issues for Your Kids Halloween can be an incredibly stressful time for parents with kids who will go trick or treating. But it’s not just the costume preparation and all the planning that make All Hallow’s Eve a big concern. Parents also…

Composite Fillings for Kids

What Parents Should Know About Composite Fillings for Kids Children are often drawn to indulging in candies, chocolates, and other types of sweets. As a result, they can become more prone to cavities, teeth sensitivity, and other dental problems. One of the most problematic dental flaws, however, is tooth decay. Not only does it damage one…

Should I Worry About the White Spots on My Child’s Teeth?

You snapped a couple of pictures of yourself and your kid, and now you are choosing which photos to post on your Instagram or Facebook account. As you browse through the album on your phone, you suddenly notice white spots on your child’s teeth. You then wonder: Should I worry about the white spots on…

Helping Your Kids’ Teeth Survive Holiday Sweets

  You are proud of the fact that your children eat a well-balanced diet. Whatever is on the dinner table, they will happily devour it, including veggies. From time to time, you allow them to indulge in sweets and junk food, but overall, they eat healthy fare. You are fortunate enough that they have outgrown…