Category: Education

Tips for Helping Your Teething Toddler

Teething toys

Between about 13 and 19 months, toddlers are set for their first set of molars to erupt. While some make it through the teething process relatively unscathed, others experience a range of symptoms that may include pain, irritability, sleeplessness, inflamed gums, drooling, rash and relentless… Continue reading

Helping Kids Overcome the Fear of the Dentist

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It’s normal for children to be nervous or scared of new experiences. It can be intimidating for a stranger to put unfamiliar equipment in their mouth. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. Some people carry this fear into adulthood. That’s why… Continue reading

Top 5 tips for taking care of braces

Kids and braces

Clean teeth and healthy dental practices while wearing braces are necessary since braces can easily trap food and plaque. When that happens, the chances of tooth decay go through the roof. Let us look at some helpful tips to ensure your child’s braces stay clean… Continue reading

Should your teen still see a pediatric dentist?

Should my teen see a pediatric dentist?

A question we are often asked is, “Should my teen still see a pediatric dentist or switch to a dentist for adults?” We say, Yes! Teens should definitely continue to see their pediatric dentist. Here’s why.

What parents need to know about teeth grinding or clenching in kids

Teeth clenching symptoms

Kids may be hyper-aware of how other people behave, but they still lack much self-awareness over their own habits. When it comes to teeth grinding, even adults struggle to notice when they start clenching their own jaw. The truth is, children are more likely to… Continue reading

Tips for teaching your kids to take care of their teeth

Healthy dental habits in kids

As a parent, you worry about your children. It’s only natural. From teaching nutrition to good study habits, watching over kids is a full-time job! One of the most challenging habits to teach your kids is good oral health. Kids can be forgetful and brushing… Continue reading

What are space maintainers and why might your child need one?

Your child’s primary teeth (baby teeth) play an important role in their dental health. Not only do they save space for the permanent teeth but they also help guide them into position and encourage normal development of the jaw bones and muscles.

Important vitamins and minerals for children’s teeth and gums

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We all know that brushing and flossing are important for our children’s overall health, but the type of food and liquids we consume daily can have long term effects as well. Consuming a balanced diet of foods rich in vitamins and minerals will help ensure… Continue reading

What are the benefits of early childhood dental visits?

Children's Pediatric Dental Care

Your child’s oral health is just as important as any other aspect of their physical development. Their teeth are meant to last a lifetime and with proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, children can have a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Healthy snacks for when you’re ‘On-the-Go’

We all know that brushing and flossing are important for dental health. But consuming a balanced diet rich in nutritious, low-sugar foods is also important. Sometimes life can get busy and families need to snack while away from home. Here’s a list of our favorite… Continue reading