Patient Education

Are Electric Toothbrushes Better for Your Kid’s Dental Health?

The popularity of electric toothbrushes is on the upswing. As your child learns to brush their own teeth, you may be wondering, “Are electric toothbrushes better than regular toothbrushes?” As it turns out, electric toothbrushes offer several benefits over traditional manual brushes. Those benefits can help ensure that your child’s next visit to the pediatric…

Buying Your Child’s First Toothbrush: What to Look For

Most children start to get their first teeth when they’re between 4 to 7 months old, and once those teeth start coming in, they need to be cared for. Infants and young children can’t properly brush their teeth on their own, so that means it’s up to parents to do the brushing. Before you can…

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…