Why baby teeth are important

Why baby teeth are important   If you think your new baby’s smile is cute now, just wait until their first teeth come in! Primary teeth are usually referred to as “baby teeth,” but there’s nothing babyish about them. In… Read more »

Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Why a Pediatric Dentist?       Why do you recommend a pediatric dentist for children? We differ from general dentists in that we have an additional 2-3 years of specialized training which prepares us to understand and manage infants… Read more »

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants       What is a dental sealant? A dental sealant is a thin, white plastic material that is applied directly to the chewing surfaces of the teeth – usually the back teeth to prevent tooth decay.  … Read more »


Frenums       There are many benefits to breastfeeding a child however mothers and infants may experience a variety of difficulties mastering this. Can you shed some light on how a pediatric dentist can potentially help a mother who… Read more »


Prevention     Dental caries is one of the oldest and most common diseases found in humans. Although there have been continuous efforts to reduce how common it is, it is still widespread, especially in young children. How should you… Read more »

Confidence In The Dental Setting

Confidence In The Dental Setting     What do you do at your office to keep dental visits happy? We use child friendly words to describe everything we do and we use encouragement and positive reinforcement to help children trust… Read more »

Age One Visit

Age One Visit     When should my child first see a dentist? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that the first dental visit should occur by one year of age. Some dentists… Read more »

Oral Sucking Habits

Oral Sucking Habits       We all know a lot of young children like to suck on their fingers, thumbs and pacifiers, can these have adverse affects? You’re right!  Sucking on thumbs, fingers and pacifiers is very normal and… Read more »

Trauma and Mouth guards

Trauma and Mouth Guards     Why are mouthguards important for sports? As pediatric dentists we see trauma to the head and neck particularly the teeth due to contact sports several times a month. Athletes are 60 times more likely… Read more »