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A Guide to Your Child’s Palatal Expander Experience

A Guide to Your Child’s Palatal Expander Experience

What Parents Should Know About  Upper Jaw Expansion Sometimes there’s not enough space in the upper jaw for permanent teeth to come in correctly. That’s where palatal expansion comes in. A palatal expander placed on the roof of your child’s mouth (referred to as the...

5 Alternatives for Candy

5 Alternatives for Candy

What should you give your child instead of candy? On its own, candy doesn’t cause cavities, but it does create conditions for bacteria to flourish, which is what makes it such a big problem for teeth. The human mouth has over 1 million bacteria living in it, most of...

A Parent’s Guide to Hospital Pediatric Dental Care

A Parent’s Guide to Hospital Pediatric Dental Care

Why would a dentist advise hospital pediatric dental care? You have been told by your child’s dentist that a hospital setting with general anesthesia is the best choice for your little one. So why would a dentist want to treat your child at a hospital? Is hospital...

6 Self-Care Resolutions Every Mom Should Make

6 Self-Care Resolutions Every Mom Should Make

Every mom should practice these self-care resolutions. The concept of self-care has been getting increased attention in recent years, and all the attention is for good reason. More and more, adults are discovering that self-care does not mean you are choosing yourself...

5 Benefits of Space Maintainers for Premature Tooth Loss

5 Benefits of Space Maintainers for Premature Tooth Loss

Why Kids Need Space Maintainers Have you ever heard of space maintainers? These popular kids' dental appliances are used to maintain proper bite alignment after children accidentally lose baby teeth earlier than expected, either due to extraction necessary due to...

9 Causes of Tooth Decay

9 Causes of Tooth Decay

Everything You Should Know About Tooth Decay We all know cavities are bad. After all, we’ve been told that since we were young, and we’re likely telling our kids now. But telling kids that cavities are bad for them isn’t enough. Today’s youngsters want to know the why...

6 Ideas to Help Your Toddler Love Toothbrushing Time

6 Ideas to Help Your Toddler Love Toothbrushing Time

Toddlers tend to have a mind of their own. From temper tantrums to the cutest of expressions, you never know exactly what you’re going to deal with from one moment to the next. But one thing is for sure: when you want your toddler to cooperate, chances are that they...

What Do You Do if Your Child Has a Toothache?

What Do You Do if Your Child Has a Toothache?

Toothaches are no fun. If you’ve ever had one, you know that toothaches can mean a lack of sleep, can make you ornery, and can make it hard to concentrate on anything besides the pain that has taken over your mouth. So when your child has a toothache, it can be...

10 Characteristics To Look for in a Pediatric Dentist

10 Characteristics To Look for in a Pediatric Dentist

Picking the Best Dentist for Your Child The pediatric dentist you choose for your child has a big impact. Choosing a personable dentist who matches your child’s needs and personality will not only serve their immediate oral health well but also help your child see...

5 Ways Tooth Decay Can Affect Your Child’s Overall Health

5 Ways Tooth Decay Can Affect Your Child’s Overall Health

Tooth decay impacts far more than your child’s smile. Tooth decay occurs due to the destruction of tooth enamel, which is the hard outer surface of the tooth. Unfortunately, there are many contributing factors to tooth decay and what might be causing your child’s...

Christmas Foods Your Kids Will Love—That Are Healthy Too!

Christmas Foods Your Kids Will Love—That Are Healthy Too!

Celebrating Healthy Holiday Snacks and Meals For many families, Christmas and the holidays are just as much about celebrating with loved ones as they are about enjoying the nostalgic foods and drinks we only have during this season. From steaming mugs of hot chocolate...

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