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Featured Image For Mixed Dentition – what does this look like?
09-27-2021

The time has come – your child has a wiggly tooth! They are now at the age where baby teeth will exfoliate (get loose and come out) and adult teeth are moving into their new home. This exciting time generally occurs around age 5 or 6, but it is always important to remember that each […]

Featured Image For LightScalpel – the quick & efficient way to revise lip/tongue ties!
08-26-2021

My child has a “lip tie” – what should I do?! “Lip tie” and “tongue tie” refers to the tissue (frenum) that attaches the upper lip to the gums or under the tongue. In some cases, this tissue can be very tight, thick or abundant and can effect nursing, speech, feeding, and sleep! See our […]

Featured Image For Toothpaste – how to find a flavor my child will like
07-23-2021

Working with kids, we frequently get asked by parents about toothpaste – what brand to buy, how much toothpaste to put on our toothbrush, and more importantly – where can I find a flavor my child will like? Most grocery stores likely have the usual flavors – mint, strawberry or bubblegum, but what about kids […]

Featured Image For Gingivitis
06-25-2021

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue and an early form of gum disease. The good news is gingivitis is reversible! But what can we do to help prevent gingivitis for our kids and ourselves?! Keep reading to learn more! Plaque is a sticky film that naturally forms on our teeth and contains bacteria – […]

Featured Image For Panoramic Xrays & Missing/Extra Teeth
05-25-2021

The question of “why do you take xrays on baby teeth, aren’t they going to fall out?” is common in pediatric dentistry. And while xrays are used for many purposes in dentistry, panoramic xrays are a great tool for dentists to view the entire mouth in one image – both the top and bottom jaw. […]

Featured Image For Mouthguards & sports drinks – how to protect our teeth while playing sports
04-23-2021

Springtime is back in full swing which means many sports are starting up! While participating in sports is fun and a great way to get some exercise, it’s very important to take care of your teeth at the same time! Mouthguards  Mouthguards have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of sports related mouth injuries. […]

Featured Image For Tips for Brushing Baby & Toddler Teeth
03-23-2021

Starting a daily oral health care routine with your little one is important but can also be a challenge. Toothbrushing is a new experience and can be a struggle for babies/toddlers and their parents to get the job done.  We constantly get questions about brushing and how to help babies/toddlers learn to love brushing – […]

Featured Image For Halitosis in Children – what can be causing this?
02-17-2021

My child has bad breath, so what is causing this? We get this question frequently! Bad breath is common for both kids and adults. Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, is caused by many different factors. Here are some common causes of bad breath: Leftover food and plaque – adequate brushing and flossing not only […]

Featured Image For New Year, New Teeth! – Teething 101
01-13-2021

Whether your baby is 6 months old or 6 years old, it seems like new teeth are always coming in! Tooth eruption starts in infancy around 6 months old but this can vary from child to child – some children start teething earlier and some later, but every eruption pattern is different from person to […]

Featured Image For Orthodontics – When is a good time for my child to see an orthodontist?
11-17-2020

We hear it more and more frequently – “my friend has braces, will I need braces?” So when is a good time for kids to go see an orthodontist? Every patient is different! Our development is all on different tracks so there is not one correct answer. According to the American Academy of Orthodontics, a […]

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