What Should and Shouldn’t Go in Your Teen’s Smile

With so many concerns surrounding your teen’s healthy development, one important factor to manage is their oral health. During this time in their life, they are exposed to new situations and fads with their peers. You can help them navigate this stage to build healthy habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. So, let’s take… Read more »

Caring for Your Child’s Smile

As their primary caregiver, one of the most important aspects of bringing your child in for their first dental visit is learning how best to care for their teeth. We are happy to show you how to clean their mouth daily and answer any questions or concerns you may have about their oral hygiene. We… Read more »

Helping Your Child Feel at Ease at the Dentist Office

Bringing your child in for their first dental visit early in their life is so they get used to being in a dental office and won’t get nervous. Once your child is older than two, depending on their temperament and personality, they might experience anxiety at the different sights and sounds. At this age, the… Read more »

A Primary Tooth With a Large Cavity Might Need a Dental Crown

Your child’s 20 primary teeth play an important role in allowing them to bite off and efficiently break down food. These small teeth also play a structural role in the process of being replaced by their 32 permanent counterparts. If your son or daughter loses a primary tooth to an untreated cavity, the lingering void… Read more »

Thumb Sucking & Your Child’s Smile

Are you aware of the risk factors associated with thumb sucking? Thumb sucking can cause problems with a child’s teeth. Thus, it is especially important to eliminate the habit before a child’s permanent teeth begin to come in. If your child does not stop sucking their thumb by the time they are 4 years old,… Read more »

Special Needs May Require a Pediatric Dentist

You may already have a great relationship with your family dentist. That’s great! There are plenty of practitioners of family dentistry that do a wonderful job with patients of any age. But for those who may have a young child with behavior problems at the dentist, or truly special needs that require a compassionate touch,… Read more »

A Dental Filling Can Often Treat a Minor Cavity

Having a routine dental checkup administered twice each year by professionally trained pediatric dentist like Dr. Jennifer Morgan is a critical component of maintaining your child’s healthy mouth. This outpatient appointment is will remove plaque, tartar and other bacterial deposits from their pearly whites. The following dental exam will also identify any early signs of periodontal… Read more »

Does Your Child Have Risky Teeth that Need Dental Sealants?

The unique shapes and characteristics of your child’s teeth enable them to perform their specific functions when it’s time to chew up food for easy digestion. The back teeth, also referred to as molars and premolars, grind down the bites of food that your child eats. You may notice that their biting surfaces have deep… Read more »

Why Baby Teeth are Essential to Oral Health

Do you know why baby teeth are essential to your child’s oral health? Did you know that baby teeth can affect the permanent teeth that grow in which can affect your baby throughout their adult life? To help you learn more about your child’s oral health, our team is happy to provide you with this… Read more »

The Reasons Why Kids Need to Keep Up on Oral Hygiene

If you’re curious to know why our dentists encourage your child to keep up with oral hygiene, then our dental team is happy to tell you why. Oral hygiene is very important, and brushing, flossing, rinsing and attending checkups can help your child’s teeth, gums and smile in more ways than you might realize. There are… Read more »