Are Pacifier Use and Thumb Sucking Healthy Habits for Children?

If your child likes to suck their thumb or loves their pacifier, you may wonder if this causes any problems for them. The truth is, sucking is a natural reflex for infants; they even suck their fingers in the womb. It helps babies to feel secure and happy as they learn and grow. There is… Read more »

Relevant Information Concerning Plaque and Tartar in a Child’s Mouth

The summer swing is nearing its end and the fall season has come once again. With the advent of fall and the harvest season that awaits, numerous sweets and treats may soon be coming your way. Unfortunately, this includes oral health care risks for your child including plaque and tartar build-up. Plaque is a thin… Read more »

Removing Unhealthy Foods from Your Children’s Diet to Protect Their Teeth

Picking the right menu for you and your family has become harder than ever. Fast, delicious treats saturate our options, but their taste and convenience often come at the expenditure of our health. We’ve amassed a list of some foods you can watch out for when creating menus beneficial to your dental health. Read on… Read more »

Tips on How to Help Your Child If They Have Weak Enamel

If your child’s tooth enamel is weak, that’s not the best sign. There is a chance harmful substances, like bacteria and acid, can attack the enamel and create dental issues. So, it’s best to do all you can to help your child’s enamel gain its strength back so they could have a strong and healthy… Read more »

The Tooth Fairy Tradition

Did you grow up exchanging your baby teeth for coins or gifts with a mysterious entity called “The Tooth Fairy”? If so, you may be curious to know exactly how the tooth fairy tradition came about. Losing teeth has been the focus of myth for thousands of years. Vikings used children’s teeth as good luck… Read more »

Pediatric Health Care Focus: Childhood Tooth Brushing

If you are looking to enhance the oral health of your child, you should recall the proper mechanics of brushing. In their early years, your children will be too young to brush their own teeth, or even understand what brushing is for. However, as long as you are persistent in brushing their teeth twice daily,… Read more »

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Is Your Child At Risk?

If you are a parent or caregiver of a baby, you probably think giving your child a bottle at naptime or bedtime is harmless; after all, baby teeth will fall out, to be replaced by permanent teeth. The truth is, baby teeth are still at risk for cavities. Since these first teeth ensure adult teeth… Read more »

How Can I Help My Child Feel Comfortable at the Dental Office?

Going to the dental office can be a very scary task for most children. They are entering a place they are not familiar with which can cause a great deal of fear and discomfort. If your child is afraid of going to Dental Works, then here are a few tips that may help make their… Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Serious Cavities on Back Teeth

The molars and premolars in the back of your child’s mouth are important for efficiently chewing and grinding the foods they eat. It’s relatively common for permanent back teeth to emerge from the gums with deep textures in the tooth enamel on the biting surfaces. These areas could potentially trap bacterial deposits and food material,… Read more »

Your Children’s Teeth: The Facts

You probably know that there are a few simple steps you’ll need to take if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong. You may know that you should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. You might also know that you should clean the areas your brush can’t… Read more »