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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are specialists who have completed at least two years of full-time training after dental school in order to exclusively treat children. While it is true that general dentists can treat children as well, specialty training allows a pediatric dentist to have a greater depth of knowledge when it comes to a child’s oral […]


When should my child first see a dentist?

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled around his/her 1st birthday. Early dental visits allow children to become comfortable in the dental office and parents to learn the best ways to take care of their kids’ teeth before […]


How should I prepare my child for the first visit?

It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for your child as possible. We want your child to enjoy getting to know our office and be comfortable at all times. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Parents should […]


What will happen at my child’s first visit?

We believe in educating both children and their parents about good dental habits. We will review your child’s health history and discuss any concerns you have about your child’s oral health. We will also talk about how cavities are formed and what dietary and hygiene habits will minimize your child’s risk of tooth decay. Dr. […]


What causes cavities?

Many people are not aware that cavities are an infectious disease! The decay process is actually initiated by bacteria that can be passed from one person to another (usually mother-to-child). These bacteria stick to the teeth, consume the sugars and starches in your mouth, and turn them into acids that attack the teeth. As time […]


When should I start brushing my child’s teeth?

We recommend using a washcloth to rub your child’s gums before any teeth come in. Once the first teeth appear, you can use a small, soft toothbrush to clean them. Use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste when brushing, and wipe the teeth with a damp washcloth when you are finished. Make sure your child […]


What are the best foods/drinks for my child’s teeth?

Most parents know that sugary snacks and drinks cause cavities. However, there’s more to the story. Starchy foods can break down in the mouth, turning into sugars that cause cavities. Also try to avoid sticky, sweet foods such as dried fruits and fruit snacks. These stick to the grooves of the teeth and can result […]


What about fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that is added to tap water in many cities and is also present in many toothpastes, rinses, vitamins, and other products. Fluoride, in the right amounts, helps to strengthen teeth and reverse the early stages of cavities. The CDC has called the addition of fluoride to drinking water one of […]


What is xylitol?

Xylitol is a naturally-occurring sugar. Research has shown that if used correctly, xylitol can help to eliminate the bacteria that cause cavities (it may also prevent ear infections in children, along with other benefits). Look for 100% xylitol-sweetened products such as mints, gums, and rinses. If used consistently several times a day for several months, […]


Why do baby teeth matter?

Baby teeth are important for so many reasons! They aid in speech development and help children chew their food. Baby teeth also hold space in the mouth for the developing adult teeth by forming paths for the adult teeth to follow. They also keep your child’s smile looking great!


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