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, bring them in to see... 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 layer that arises on your... 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, it will be burned into... 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 come in correctly, it is... read more »

The Basics of Brushing for Infants and Young Children

The basics of brushing for infants and young children is up to you. Your children cannot take care of their teeth, so you must do it for them. From the time their first tooth grows in and every day until they are old enough to accomplish the task themselves, you must be there to keep their teeth safe and clean.... read more »