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5 Tips For Switching From Baby Bottles to Sippy Cups

Growing up always involves different adjustment periods, including the switch from using a baby bottle to using a sippy cup. Furthermore, it’s important to take precautions when your child is still using a bottle as they are prone to tooth decay during this time. Baby bottle tooth decay is a common and real concern that…

Oral Thrush in Kids

Oral thrush is a fungal infection that causes symptoms that may affect eating, speaking and swallowing. This irritating condition is common among infants and toddlers as well as those who have weakened immune systems. Although it can be scary to think your child may have an oral infection, thrush is treatable. It is important to…

Pediatric Tongue Tie: What Should You Do?

In a typical baby, the frenulum (tissue that secures tongue to the bottom of the mouth) separates from part of the tongue, allowing the tongue to move freely. In cases when it doesn’t separate, it is referred to as tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia. This can cause issues with speech, eating and dental hygiene.…

Kids Dental Injuries

Being a parent can be scary, and in the event of a kids dental injury, it’s important to be prepared. Dental injuries can occur in a variety of situations and it is common to see accidents take place during play time or while playing a sports game. In a study reported by the National Institutes…

Kids Dental Development

When it comes to kids’ dental care, there are certain milestones that they should reach to ensure that their oral health remains in good condition as they age. Generally, it’s okay to have a little bit of a delay in losing and/or developing teeth, but too much of a delay could signal red flags for…

Tooth Brushing 411: Pediatric Dental Tips

Most parents know the struggle of trying to coax their little ones to brush and floss their teeth. What’s worse is that some don’t know the proper way to brush and floss! Luckily, there are ways to teach kids that pediatric dental care is vital in a way that’s both fun and educational. Furthermore, it’s…

Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Dentistry

Nitrous oxide (NO2), also known as “sweet air,” or “laughing gas,” is an inhalable gas that is commonly administered to dental patients as a mild sedative. For over 100 years, sweet air has been successfully used to reduce patient anxiety during their dental treatment. The gas allows patients to remain conscious, relaxed and pain-free throughout…

Fluoride 101

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in nature that has been known for its enamel-strengthening and protection properties. In fact, many communities have incorporated water fluoridation into their tap water supply due to its proven effectiveness. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), water fluoridation has reduced tooth decay by 25%! Thus, it follows…

3 Tips for Your Child’s First Pediatric Dental Appointment

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children have a pediatric dental examination before the age of one. This is primarily because baby teeth tend to start growing in around the age of 1 and need proper care to prevent cavities from forming. In the case that your child’s first visit to the dentist is…

Pediatric Restorative Dentistry

There are several instances when pediatric restorative dentistry is essential for maintaining a healthy smile. Sometimes kids break or chip their teeth, develop cavities or they take medications that cause discoloration. In these cases, restorative treatments are necessary to preserve the health and functionality of the teeth. Some of the following restorative dentistry treatments can…