How to Help Your Child Stop Sucking Their Thumb

Young children suck on pacifiers, thumbs, and fingers to soothe themselves, help themselves fall asleep, and to learn about the world. Thumb sucking helps young children feel happy and secure. Children usually stop sucking their thumbs around two to four years old, or when their permanent teeth begin to erupt. If your child continues to… Read more »

The Proper Ways to Brush and Floss Your Smile

In order to properly care for and clean your teeth and gums, you need to use the proper techniques. Brushing and flossing are two tasks that can help you achieve your smile goals, but they can only benefit you if you perform them correctly. So, to help you have the best brushing and flossing techniques,… Read more »

The Dental Sealant Defense

Brushing and flossing every day is imperative for reaching and keeping ideal oral health. However, even with proper brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to remove all of the plaque and food particles from the crevices of the back teeth. That’s where dental sealants come in! Dental sealant is a thin coating of resin… Read more »

How to Prevent Thumbsucking

Thumbsucking can create problems with the growth of the mouth and the alignment of the teeth, which is why we ask that you do everything you can to keep your child from sucking their thumb. To help you do so, our team recommends that you do the following things: · Praise your child when they… Read more »

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

As a parent you want the very best for your child. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis and instilling good oral hygiene habits, sets the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. For most children their first teeth emerge around four to six months old. The American Dental Association recommends that you bring… Read more »

What You Should Know About Nail Biting

Do you ever find yourself chewing your nails when you’re bored or nervous? If you do, you know what this habit can do to your nails, but do you ever wonder what it does to your teeth? At first, it may not seem like anything happens—after all, your nails break, your teeth don’t—but prolonged biting… Read more »

How to Teach Your Child How to Brush

Brushing is an important task that will thoroughly clean your smile each day, nourish and strengthen your teeth often, and prevent tooth decay as much as possible. Everyone needs to brush their teeth at least twice a day, even children. So, if it’s time to teach your child how to brush, we are here to… Read more »

When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist for the First Time?

Taking your child to the dentist is a great way to keep tabs on the health and development of their mouth and answer any questions you might have about their oral health. The first baby tooth generally erupts from the gums around four to six months old. The American Dental Association recommends that you schedule… Read more »

Thumbsucking and Oral Care

It’s a natural reflex for your child to suck on their thumb. This habit makes them secure and happy, and it gives them the comfort they need in this crazy world. However, thumbsucking can be a big burden for the teeth, especially permanent teeth. How can thumbsucking hurt my child’s teeth? Thumbsucking affects the alignment… Read more »

Wise Diet Choices for Oral Health This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here bringing delicious aromas and food within our fingertips. This Thanksgiving, remember that the foods you choose will impact your health, and your teeth. That is why it’s important to use these diet tips when it comes to eating any major meal or thanksgiving feast. The diet tips and foods that should… Read more »