Blog Archive

At What Age Can Your Child Brush Their Own Teeth?

There is strong evidence that children eight and under need direct assistance with brushing teeth. The “Assistance Age” has been tweaked a time or two, but eight is the minimum age a child can brush on their own. That recommendation is based on coordination development, time awareness, and concept understanding. None of those factors pertain... Read more »

July 14, 2018
Grinding Teeth

Should you be worried about your child’s teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding (Bruxism) is generally not something you, as a parent, should worry about. Grinding of teeth is very common, from the first tooth’s eruption until around age 6 (or when the 6-year molars erupt). The general rule of thumb is that it sounds worse than what it really is. Some feel grinding is a... Read more »

November 14, 2017

Should you be worried about your child’s teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding (Bruxism) is generally not something you, as a parent, should worry about. Grinding of teeth is very common, from the first tooth’s eruption until around age 6 (or when the 6-year molars erupt). The general rule of thumb is that it sounds worse than what it really is. Some feel grinding is a... Read more »

November 14, 2017
Grinding Teeth

Digital Films and Electronic Health Records: Life just got easier

Keeping current with technology is part of oral health care.  At Dentistry for Children we are always scouting around for what new and improved technological modalities that are available.  Not everything we see is a true advancement i.e. helps our patients!  Digitalization is one thing we have embraced. We are fully digital and paperless in... Read more »

July 20, 2017
Diet, Cavities, & Bug Poop

Diet, Cavities, & Bug Poop

What does that mean? It’s not only WHAT you eat but HOW you eat that affects your decay rate. If you are a frequent eater (lots of snacking or multiple small meals throughout the day) you are at risk for getting cavities. Bacteria that live on your teeth are always looking for that next meal.... Read more »

December 21, 2016

Diet, Cavities, & Bug Poop

What does that mean? It’s not only WHAT you eat but HOW you eat that affects your decay rate. If you are a frequent eater (lots of snacking or multiple small meals throughout the day) you are at risk for getting cavities. Bacteria that live on your teeth are always looking for that next meal.... Read more »

December 21, 2016
Diet, Cavities, & Bug Poop
Pediatric dentist examining a little boys teeth

A Second Opinion

Feeling comfortable with a pediatric dentist’s recommendation for your child’s oral health care is obviously important. For example, if a dentist says the ONLY way to treat your child is through general anesthesia/putting your child to sleep, you should consider a second opinion. If a dentist recommends extracting a tooth instead of saving it, you... Read more »

July 22, 2016

Dental Apps For Your Mobile Device

As with everything else in life, if it exists, then there is an app for it. Oral health is no exception, especially for young patients. Google Play and iTunes have a plethora of mobile apps. Some of these work well, others not so much. Here are a few to consider if you have anymore memory... Read more »

March 28, 2016

Dental Apps For Your Mobile Device

As with everything else in life, if it exists, then there is an app for it. Oral health is no exception, especially for young patients. Google Play and iTunes have a plethora of mobile apps. Some of these work well, others not so much. Here are a few to consider if you have anymore memory... Read more »

March 28, 2016