Timeline and Symptoms for Teething

If you've raised a child, you know that teething can be uncomfortable for all involved. Fortunately, with the right information, you can make the experience more tolerable. For instance, do you know when your child's first tooth should come in? Or when their second should? Do you know the next place you should look for signs of teething? Can you... read more »

How to Floss Your Child’s Teeth

If you would like your child to grow into a strong, beautiful smile, then it’s best to floss their teeth each day. However, our Children's Crossing team understands that that might be a difficult goal to achieve if you’re not sure how to properly floss your child’s smile. So, to help you, Dr. Michael C. Tew and our team have... read more »

Maintaining Daily Oral Hygiene Habits with Dental Sealants

The dental sealants applied to your teeth by Children's Crossing are a thin film of durable plastic resin painted on to the biting surface of your molars and premolars. The dental sealants prevent trapped residual food particles and bacteria from causing cavities. It’s important to remember that the dental sealants are only protecting the biting surfaces of your back teeth.... read more »

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Prevention Techniques

Have you ever heard of baby bottle tooth decay? If not, our Children's Crossing team is happy to tell you all about it. Baby bottle tooth decay in Saratoga Springs, Utah, is a common dental problem found among many babies. It’s a serious issue that can lead to poor eating habits, speech problems, crooked teeth, and damaged permanent teeth. So,... read more »

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 suck their thumb after their... 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, our Children's Crossing team is... 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 that is painted onto the... 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 Children's Crossing team recommends that you do the following things: · Praise your child when they choose not to... 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 your child to their first... 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 can have a negative effect... read more »