Dental General Topics

What Is A Pediatric Dentist? The pediatric dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth… Continue reading Dental General Topics

Early Infant Oral Care

Perinatal & Infant Oral Health Adorable African American boy hugging expecting mom’s belly over white background.[/caption] The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that all pregnant women receive oral healthcare and counseling during pregnancy. Research has shown evidence that periodontal disease can increase the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Talk to… Continue reading Early Infant Oral Care

Teeth Prevention

Good Diet = Healthy Teeth Healthy eating habits lead to healthy teeth. Like the rest of the body, the teeth, bones and the soft tissues of the mouth need a well-balanced diet. Children should eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups. Most snacks that children eat can lead to cavity formation.… Continue reading Teeth Prevention

Adolescent Dentistry

Tongue Piercing – Is It Really Cool? You might not be surprised anymore to see people with pierced tongues, lips or cheeks, but you might be surprised to know just how dangerous these piercings can be. There are many risks involved with oral piercings, including chipped or cracked teeth, blood clots, blood poisoning, heart infections,… Continue reading Adolescent Dentistry

Dental Care for Your Baby

When should my child first see a dentist? “First visit by first birthday” sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child. Early examination and preventive care will protect your… Continue reading Dental Care for Your Baby

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