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Why are Baby Teeth Important

The primary teeth are the teeth that babies are born with and continue to develop in the first few years of life. Though these teeth eventually fall out to make room for permanent teeth, primary teeth serve many important purposes. Not only are they essential to a child’s physical development, but they also contribute to…

When Will My Baby Get His /Her First Tooth

Children are born with a set of primary teeth that last throughout early childhood. These primary teeth typically begin to emerge during the first year of life between the ages of 4 and 12 months. This begins a process that usually ends with a complete set of primary teeth by age 3. Though it is…

Types of Sedation for Children

Sedation helps ensure that pediatric dental visits provide young patients with a comfortable experience and effective results. Often, children are intimidated by dental visits or otherwise unable to sit still during exams and treatments for extended periods of time. Sedation helps minimize anxiety and relax children during dental visits – all under the safe supervision…

Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use

Children are born with a natural sucking reflex. In fact, babies begin to suck on their fingers while still in the womb. Sucking a thumb or pacifier is relatively harmless during the first few months of life and may actually be emotionally comforting to an infant. However, prolonged sucking that lasts into the preschool years…

How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

A child’s oral health must be protected from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. Unfortunately, many children develop tooth decay early in life – a condition that can progress into serious oral health problems. Tooth decay occurs when when bacteria in the mouth begins to eat away at teeth. In order to avoid tooth decay…

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Children should visit the same dentist consistently – preferably a pediatric dentist who specializes in the oral health of children and adolescents. Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimate to the dental environment and become comfortable with his or her oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to put…

Children’s Oral Health Tips

How to Maintain Dental Health for Kids Your child’s mouth, jaw, and teeth are ever growing and changing. In fact, children’s oral health needs are often far greater than an adult’s due to the rapid changes that occur between birth and adolescence. Rather than trust just anyone with your children’s oral health care, look to…

Nursing or “Baby Bottle” Decay

Baby bottle decay occurs as a result of long-term contact between the teeth and liquids that contain sugars. Often, infants and toddlers are allowed to drink from bottles for prolonged periods of time – perhaps while lying down or watching television. The liquids pool around the teeth, which can lead to a build-up of plaque. Over time, this…

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pediatric-dentist PEDIATRIC A pediatric dentist will treat patients from birth through adolescence Learn More
dental-sedation-kids SEDATION Sedation minimizes anxiety and relax children during dental visits Learn More
children-orthodontics ORTHODONTICS The majority of patients undergoing orthodontic care are children and teens Learn More