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…

Read More

National Nutrition Month & Pediatric Dentistry

March is a great time of the year to educate your kids on how to better improve their diets because it’s National Nutrition Month! According to the American Dental Association (ADA), your oral health is one of the first parts of your body that decline in health when a person has unhealthy eating habits. Nutrition…

Read More

What is a Space Maintainer?

A space maintainer is a dental appliance that is used to maintain space in the mouth for the permanent teeth to come in. Space maintainers are not painful, and they allow the teeth to grow into the correct positions. There are a couple scenarios that prompt the need for a space maintainer. They include: 1.…

Read More

Prevent Cavities This Halloween!

Every year during Halloween, kids are reminded of their love for sugary treats. Although candy is delicious, it’s important to remind your kids that foods that are high in sugar contribute to painful cavities. Did you know that up to 42% of children ages 2-11 years old have had cavities in their baby teeth? This…

Read More

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits for Your Child

Having your child attend their regular dental visits will help prevent cavities and reduce the risk of your child experiencing pain, trouble focusing in class and other possible medical issues. Small children who have healthy teeth can chew their food easily, speak clearly and smile with confidence.

Read More

Three Stages of Hygiene to Protect Your Child from Cavities

It is never too early to encourage healthy dental hygiene for your child. Their teeth are at risk of cavities, also known as tooth decay, as soon as they first erupt. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, cavities in children is the most common chronic children’s disease in the country. In severe cases, tooth…

Read More

Halloween Candy

“Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat…” Not every treat your child gets from a night of Halloween trick or treating will be good for their oral health. Take care of your child’s teeth by understanding how the worst, best, and everything in between Halloween candy affects their oral health:

Read More

The Truth about Chewing Gum

You can’t check out at a convenience store, pharmacy or grocery store without seeing a display rack of chewing gum. It’s an American favorite. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of chewing gum each year. To determine if chewing gum is good or bad for your oral health, it…

Read More

Back to School Dental Checkup

As the sun begins to set earlier and back to school sales have begun, we try our best to plan the remaining days of summer. Make sure your child is scheduled for their back to school dental checkup. Regular dental visits are important year-round, however, your childs’ back to school dental checkup is key to…

Read More

How To Protect Your Child From Cavities

Sugary foods are guilty pleasures that you might treat yourself to from time to time. Your child might also love the delicious goodies too! However, it is important that after your child eats their sugary treats, they practice proper oral hygiene to avoid cavities. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the three most important…

Read More