All About Dental Care for Children

Dentistry for Childrens Dr. Erik Rooklidge is a graduate of the University of Utah and the University of Iowa, where he attended dental school and graduated in 2001. Dr. Rooklidge is board certified in pediatric dentistry. In this group of articles, he discusses a few of the most interesting aspects of his practice.

Reasons to Visit a Dentist Who Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry

Dentists who specialize in pediatric dentistry have received additional training beyond their days at dental school and in residency. This gives them more skill when working with children and adolescents.

Why Should Teeth Be Sealed?

Children’s teeth need to be sealed to help prevent early childhood cavities, which have become a serious medical condition in the United States today. Sealants have been proven to be very safe and effective.

How Should Athletes Clean Their Mouthguards?

Student athletes should make sure to clean their mouthguards at least every time they wear them. Ideally, they should be rinsed and brushed with a basic toothbrush and toothpaste each night.