7 Complications of Premature Tooth Loss

Did you know that each baby tooth has a specific time period in which it’s supposed to fall out on its own? A child’s first set of teeth are meant to help with proper speech and facial development. In addition, primary teeth serve as placeholders for permanent ones, helping guide them into the proper position. Losing baby teeth prematurely can cause several complications 一 here are the most common:

Tips for Teaching Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

We believe that starting a good oral care routine with your child at an early age is essential for the long-term health of their teeth. But we know that getting a young child to understand the importance of brushing their teeth can be an uphill battle, so we’ve put together a few tips that will help your family along the way.

The Dangers of Thumb, Finger, and Pacifier Sucking

Most pediatric dentists recommend helping children discontinue sucking habits by their first birthday or shortly thereafter. If your toddler or preschooler is still sucking their fingers, using a pacifier, or routinely relying on a sippy cup, there are some serious growth complications that can arise.

Tongue Ties/Lip Ties in Infants

Learn more about lip and tongue ties.

Why do Cavities in Baby Teeth Need to be Filled?

One of the most common questions we hear at our office is, “If my child’s baby tooth has a cavity, why does it need a filling if it’s going to fall out anyway?” Learn more about this here.

When to take away a pacifier: How pacifiers effect your child’s teeth

It is no secret that millions of children all around the world love their pacifiers. For many parents this little device is the best way to sooth and calm a child when all else fails. One of the main reasons for this is that sucking on a pacifier or something as simple as their own thumb helps them feel content and secure.

How to make your child’s first dentist visit a success

A child’s first visit to the dentist can be a bit scary. More often than not, you as a parent are more scared than your child. However, if you educate yourself properly beforehand and therefore know what to expect, you will find out that it doesn’t have to be a scary experience for you or your child.

What to Expect on a Baby Teeth Visit

We hope that your checkups to our office are soothing and exciting, for you and for your children. We know that some children have an irrational fear of the dentist’s office, and we do all that we can to make their appointments peaceful, starting when they are very young. Here are some bits of information… Read more »

Tooth Buds 101

What are tooth buds? Unfortunately, they’re not characters from a fun kids’ TV show about sentient tooth humanoids sharing oral hygiene guidance (Yet.). Understanding about tooth buds will help motivate you to practice great dental hygiene habits when caring for your child’s pearly whites, so we’ve put together this info to help you. Before your… Read more »

The Habits That Can Harm Your Child’s Smile

If you want your child to have a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to do everything you can to help your child care for their teeth and gums. Unfortunately, there are habits in the world today that can harm your child’s smile. Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Kyle Raymond, encourages you to help… Read more »