Understanding Pediatric Dentistry

If you are a first-time parent, it is only natural to want to protect your children from harm. Harm, however, can come in many different ways, including cavities and gum disease, which could lead to harmful effects in your child’s smile. That is why our team here at in , , is happy to help… Read more »

Teething Tips for Beginners

Is your child teething? If so, it is important to help them deal with the often-painful condition. Teething is completely natural in all children, as it is merely the process of teeth popping up above the gum line. However, it can often cause anxiety and pain for the child, so various treatment methods should be… Read more »

Does Your Child Suck Their Thumb?

Does your child suck their thumb? Although it is common for many children, it should always be discouraged. If left unchecked, a child who sucks their thumb is more likely to suffer misalignments in their smile as well as growth issues with their baby teeth and even potentially the adult teeth to come. Due to… Read more »

Care of Your Child’s Cavity

If you have a child that has developed a cavity, you should know it’s not your fault. Children have trouble brushing and flossing and can sometimes neglect areas, no matter how hard to you stay on them about the importance of having clean teeth. It’s common for children to get cavities in their baby teeth,… Read more »

The Basics of Pediatric Dentistry

The concern of new parents over their child’s oral care is something we understand. We know parents want to make sure they are putting their best foot forward in order to make sure their child’s smile. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to basic dental care you should practice for your child. One… Read more »

Baby Teething Remedies: What You Should Know

What should you do when you see your child’s first tooth erupt? While the timeline for each child is different, there are some averages your child should follow. Your child’s first tooth will usually erupt when they’re between four and six months old. The last tooth usually comes in when your little one is about… Read more »

The Benefits of a Pediatric Dentist

Would you be surprised to learn that most dentists recommend scheduling an appointment with them when your child is about a year old? These early appointments are usually important because they give your child the opportunity to adapt to visiting a dental office. However, do you know why you should consider taking your child to… Read more »

Caring for a Child’s First Tooth

Caring for a child’s first tooth begins before their first tooth has even broken through their gums. Always be sure to check and see that their mouths are healthy and clean, and you should be ready for that first tooth to appear around 6-10 months of age for the child. If you need additional help,… Read more »

Mouth guard Protection for Your Child’s Smile

According to the American Dental Association, more than 200,000 injuries to the mouth are prevented every year because people wore mouth guards to protect their smile. If your child engages in contact sports or other athletic activities, should wear an athletic mouth guard to protect their smile. This simple appliance shields their smile from injury by covering… Read more »

Cleaning Your Child’s Chompers for a Lifetime of Smiles

At in , , we encourage our patients to take good care of your child’s baby teeth to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our dedicated dentists, Drs. Rooklidge, Reading, Ellis and Bushnell, would like to share some basic guidelines to help you care for your child’s smile in the early years. At in , ,… Read more »