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Tips from the Tooth Fairy

Childhood is a place where dreams and fantasies come to life. As a vital part of a child’s ability to grow, beliefs such as the tooth fairy help teach them valuable lessons about their body and how they’re growing into adulthood. The tooth fairy can be used as a way to encourage good dental habits. […]

The Anatomy Of Your Teeth

The anatomy of teeth is a wonderful aspect of the human body to learn about, because these structures in our mouths help us eat, speak, and smile in the most beautiful ways possible, However, for many people, not many tend to know about the anatomy that’s involved with the mouth, as about half of it […]

Animals Have Amazing Teeth

We humans have some incredible teeth that let us enjoy our favorite foods, smile, talk, and sing the way that we do, but have you ever stopped to think about all the animals in the world and what their teeth must be like? Animals have some pretty interesting teeth, all perfectly suited to the way […]

Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

We frequently talk about first aid treatments and what to do in case of medical emergencies that result from various areas of the body, but all too often dental first aid treatments are left out of these discussions.  The mouth is as susceptible to medical emergencies as any other part of the body, and there […]

Foods That Brighten Tooth Enamel

It can be hard to get kids to take proper care of their teeth, and you can guarantee that most of them don’t care much about keeping their teeth white and beautiful.  Most kids care more about sweet treats and playing hard than they do about the effects their activities may have on their teeth. […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

X-Rays are an integral part of the dental practice, and serve as a useful diagnostic tool that aids the dentist is identifying the presence of disease or damage to the tooth.  While generally considered safe the frequency with which you get x-rays should be determined by your risk for disease, overall health, and age, in […]

What Are Those Things in the Dentist’s Office?

When you stop in for your twice yearly dental checkup (You are going twice a year aren’t you?) you probably spend some time in the chair wondering what all those tools your dentist uses are called.  You likely hear the whine of a nearby drill, and can see the assortment of tools laid out on […]

How To Know When A Mouthguard Might Save Your Teeth

If you live an active lifestyle there’s a good possibility your teeth could benefit from a mouth guard, but even if you don’t there are times when protecting your teeth with these devices is a good idea. Mouth guards come in a variety of sizes and styles, and there’s sure to be one that fits […]

The Perils of Long Time Pacifier Use and Thumb-Sucking

There was a great sense of comfort that came to us in the form of a pacifier, when we were children, but if our use of pacifiers or thumb-sucking continued past age 3, it could cause problems. These sucking habits are a natural thing we do related to our instinct to nurse, but parents need […]

When to Visit a Pediatric Dentist

When you have a new addition to your family, there’s likely going to be a lot of questions rolling through your mind.  Are these the right diapers? Is this blanket hypo-allergenic? Do I have all the doctor’s appointments made for the next year? Have I thought to make an appointment with their dentist?  If this […]

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