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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 […]

What is an Extraction?

If you overhear the dentist talking about an ‘extraction,’ there’s nothing to fear; they’re just talking about a standard tooth removal.  Sometimes teeth get broken, or there isn’t room for them to come in, or they just haven’t been taken very good care of, and it becomes necessary to take them out because they’re rotten.  […]

Dental Sedation for Children

It’s not unusual for children to have some degree of anxiety about dental procedures, especially if they haven’t had a lot of experience with the dentist prior to it. This has led some parents to wonder whether anesthesia or sedation dentistry is a good choice for their little ones.  While sedation isn’t explicitly required for […]

How Children’s Teeth Erupt and Fall Out

Children can be a real blessing, but during the earliest days of their life, they can also present us with some unique challenges. This becomes especially true after the age of six months when they begin the teething process and parents have to weather a whole new set of difficulties as they have an uncomfortable […]

What is a Composite Filling?

Whether through poor dental hygiene or misadventure, many people end up at a point in their lives where they’re in need of restoring their decayed teeth or merely improving the cosmetic appearance of their smiles.  One popular method of doing this can be found in Composite Fillings, a mixture of glass and plastic that is […]

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