All Mom’s Corner

All Mom’s Corner

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When Should My Child Start Using Mouthwash?

The use of fluoride mouthwash is recommended for children ages 7 and older, provided the child can perform the activity.…

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What are Dental Sealants?

Dental Sealants are a thin plastic-like coating that fill in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth and…

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Ditch the bottled water

Did you know that your bottled water habit could indirectly promote tooth decay? Of course bottled water doesn’t contain sugar…

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Is Chewing Gum Healthy for my Child?

Chew away! Mom's, don’t be too quick to say no when your child picks up a pack of gum in…

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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of infants, toddlers, children and teens.  After…

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Why should I take my child to a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat a child who is having his or her first  dental visit, treating…

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Does my child need a mouth guard to play sports? What kind should I choose?

Yes! Mouth guards should be worn by both children and adults when playing any type of contact sports (football, hockey,…

permtooth

What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?

Remain calm. Locate the tooth and pick it up by the chewing surface (not the root). If the tooth is…

nightgrinding

Night Grinding

Studies have shown that night grinding occurs, in one form or another, in most children. It is usually not a…

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What is a topical fluoride treatment?

A topical fluoride treatment is applied at the dentist office after your child has received a professional cleaning. Usually a…

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What if my child cuts or bites his tongue, lip or cheek?

A cut or bitten tongue, lip, or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort.  There are several things you…

Chippedorbrokentooth

What if my child Chips or Breaks a Tooth?

A chipped or broken tooth requires an immediate trip to the dentist office, even if the tooth is not a…

xrays

How safe are dental x-rays?

There is very little risk in dental x-rays. In order to provide your child with the best possible care, we…

toothache

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

The first thing you can do is have him/her rinse with warm salt water. A cold compress on the face…

lowdownbottlesandsippy

What about bottles and Sippy cups?

Your child should never be allowed to take a bottle or Sippy cup to bed filled with milk or juice. …

enoughfluoride

Is my child getting enough fluoride?

The answer is most likely yes, but your pediatric dentist can help you evaluate your child.  Most water sources in…

SugarySweets

What role does sugar play in tooth decay?

There are three things needed to produce a cavity: bacteria, a susceptible tooth (not sealed) and sugar.  Everyone has some…

besttoothpaste

What kind of toothpaste is best?

Any fluoridated children’s toothpaste approved by the ADA (American Dental Association) will work well. Your child may have a preference…

besttoothpaste

What kind of toothpaste is best?

Any fluoridated children’s toothpaste approved by the ADA (American Dental Association) will work well.  Your child may have a preference…

babyteeth

Are baby teeth really important?

Baby teeth, or primary teeth, serve an important role in the development of your child’s overall dental health by providing…

pacifiers

What about thumb sucking and pacifiers? Will these habits affect my child’s teeth?

Thumb sucking and pacifier use usually do not cause problems unless your child continues this habit for a long period…

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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of infants, toddlers, children and teens.  After…

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Is my child getting enough fluoride?

The answer is most likely yes, but your pediatric dentist can help you evaluate your child.  Most water sources in…

pediatricdentist

Why should I take my child to a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat a child who is having his or her first  dental visit, treating…

biteslip

What if my child cuts or bites her tongue, lip or cheek?

A cut or bitten tongue, lip, or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort.  There are several things you…

pediatricdentist2

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of infants, toddlers, children and teens.  After…

EatingDisorders

Eating Disorders

Both bulimia and anorexia nervosa can have devastating effects on your oral health!  Bulimics often binge and then purge (vomit)…

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Tobacco

Do not smoke or chew tobacco! Tobacco use leads to lung problems, heart problems and oral cancer. Of all cancers,…

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Oral Piercing

Tongue piercing, cheek piercing, lip piercing... Oh my!  Many people see oral piercing as an awesome form of body art…

orthodontics

When does my child need to be evaluated by an Orthodontist?

The American Academy of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist by age 7, even if there are no problems.…

mouthguards

Does my child need a mouth guard to play sports? What kind should I choose?

Yes! Mouth guards should be worn by both children and adults when playing any type of contact sports (football, hockey,…

What should I do if my child knocks out a permanent tooth?

What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?

Remain calm. Locate the tooth and pick it up by the chewing surface (not the root). If the tooth is…

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When will my child begin to lose her baby teeth?

Most children begin to lose their primary teeth around age 6, but the timing can vary widely.

nightgrinding

Night Grinding

Studies have shown that night grinding occurs, in one form or another, in most children. It is usually not a…

topicalfluoridetreatment

What is a topical fluoride treatment?

A topical fluoride treatment is applied at the dentist office after your child has received a professional cleaning. Usually a…

biteslip

What if my child cuts or bites her tongue, lip or cheek

A cut or bitten tongue, lip, or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort.  There are several things you…

Chippedorbrokentooth

What if my child Chips or Breaks a Tooth?

A chipped or broken tooth requires an immediate trip to the dentist office, even if the tooth is not a…

xrays

How safe are dental x-rays?

There is very little risk in dental x-rays. In order to provide your child with the best possible care, we…

toothache

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

The first thing you can do is have him/her rinse with warm salt water. A cold compress on the face…

enoughfluoride

Is my child getting enough fluoride?

The answer is most likely yes, but your pediatric dentist can help you evaluate your child.  Most water sources in…

SugarySweets

What role does sugar play in tooth decay?

There are three things needed to produce a cavity: bacteria, a susceptible tooth (not sealed) and sugar.  Everyone has some…

besttoothpaste

What kind of toothpaste is best?

Any fluoridated children’s toothpaste approved by the ADA (American Dental Association) will work well.  Your child may have a preference…

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When should we begin using toothpaste?

Your child is ready for a smear of fluoridated toothpaste after the first tooth erupts.  Once your child is able…

lowdownbottlesandsippy

What about bottles and Sippy cups?

Your child should never be allowed to take a bottle or Sippy cup to bed filled with milk or juice. …

thumbsucking

What about thumb sucking and pacifiers? Will these habits affect my child’s teeth?

Thumb sucking and pacifier use usually do not cause problems unless your child continues this habit for a long period…

babyteeth

Are baby teeth really important?

Baby teeth, or primary teeth, serve an important role in the development of your child’s overall dental health by providing…

cleanbabyteeth

What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?

You may use a piece of damp sterile gauze or a damp clean washcloth to wipe the baby’s teeth. You…

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What can I do to help my child during teething?

Try these tips to sooth teething pain: Massage your baby's gums with a clean finger, moistened gauze pad or damp…

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What can I expect when my child begins teething?

There are wide variances in timing, but many babies will begin to show signs of tooth eruption around 4 months…

toothache

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

The first thing you can do is have him/her rinse with warm salt water. A cold compress on the face…

SugarySweets

What role does sugar play in tooth decay?

There are three things needed to produce a cavity: bacteria, a susceptible tooth (not sealed) and sugar.  Everyone has some…

firsttimedentist

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

We strongly advise that a child establish a “dental home” by age one, which is also recommended by the American…

pediatricdentist

Why should I take my child to a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat a child who is having his or her first  dental visit, treating…

Chippedorbrokentooth

What if my child Chips or Breaks a Tooth?

A chipped or broken tooth requires an immediate trip to the dentist office, even if the tooth is not a…

nightgrinding

Night Grinding

Studies have shown that night grinding occurs, in one form or another, in most children. It is usually not a…

pediatricdentist

Why should I take my child to a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat a child who is having his or her first  dental visit, treating…

pediatricdentist2

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of infants, toddlers, children and teens.  After…

babyteeth

Are baby teeth really important?

Baby teeth, or primary teeth, serve an important role in the development of your child’s overall dental health by providing…

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