What is a Space Maintainer?

When a child loses a tooth early in childhood, it can make it crowded for permanent teeth to erupt in the future. With a space maintainer, it’s easy to avoid future orthodontic work by keeping the space open for adult teeth. Today, we’re here to answer all your questions about pediatric dental space maintainers! What is a dental space maintainer?

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What are the Characteristics of a Good Children’s Dentist?

When you need to make a dental appointment for a child, pediatric dentists are always the best option. These highly-trained specialists genuinely enjoy working with children, and they take extra care with small patients. But as a parent, it can be challenging to choose the best children’s dentist, especially if your child feels nervous or intimidated by the idea of

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Taking Care of Teeth

Can Children Have Sensitive Teeth?

It’s a hot day, and even with Fall approaching, temperatures are at record highs. Your child just got in from school, and they had a hard day. You decide to raise their spirits with some well-deserved ice cream. However, as soon as they take the first bite, your child shows discomfort from the sweet treat. Your first suspicion is a

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What to do when Your Child has a Loose Tooth

The day has finally come: your child has their first loose tooth. While they wiggle that baby tooth and you despair about them growing up too fast, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when handling this memorable experience. On average, children will start to lose their baby teeth at around age 6 or 7, but if your

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5 Ways to Make Brushing Your Toddler’s Teeth Fun

Getting your little bundle of joy to sit still for a good tooth-brushing can seem like a daunting task. However, you should never skip brushing teeth in favor of your child’s preference. Baby teeth can get cavities just like adult teeth, but with greater consequences. Since baby teeth are temporary and are just holding the place for adult teeth, any

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The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth

Dental hygiene is an important part of our everyday lives. Not only do you want to make sure that you are brushing every day but you also want to make sure that you are brushing the right way. For children, this is just as important because the right time to establish proper brushing habits is as soon as possible. To

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How to Prevent Cavities in Children

A child’s life is filled with bumps and bruising from the moment they learn to roll over, through the rough and tumble experience of learning to walk, and finally getting out there and enjoying the journey toward adolescence and adulthood. Did you know that learning how to prevent cavities starts even before a child is born? Complications during pregnancy, and

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Preparing for Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Your child’s first dentist visit should be an enlightening, educational, and exciting experience for both you and your son or daughter. This brief informational guide should answer all of your questions and help you prepare. When to schedule the first appointment The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist for the first time around their first birthday.

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Benefits of Fluoride Treatments for Kids

Preventative dental care can help your child maintain strong, healthy teeth that last a lifetime by preventing problems from occurring in the first place and identifying issues early when they do occur. Preventive care is comprised of things you do at home – such as brushing and flossing – and things your dentist does, including periodic cleanings, x-rays, examinations, and fluoride

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Should my Teen use Teeth Whiteners?

Everybody wants a shiny white smile — and this can be especially true during the teenage years when kids are particularly conscious of their appearance. However, many parents wonder whether teeth whitening is appropriate for young people — and if so, how early is too early for teen teeth whitening. Here’s what you need to know. Is Teeth Whitening Safe

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