What Should and Shouldn’t Go in Your Teen’s Smile

With so many concerns surrounding your teen’s healthy development, one important factor to manage is their oral health. During this time in their life, they are exposed to new situations and fads with their peers. You can help them navigate this stage to build healthy habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. So, let’s take… Read more »

Caring for Your Child’s Smile

As their primary caregiver, one of the most important aspects of bringing your child in for their first dental visit is learning how best to care for their teeth. We are happy to show you how to clean their mouth daily and answer any questions or concerns you may have about their oral hygiene. We… Read more »

Helping Your Child Feel at Ease at the Dentist Office

Bringing your child in for their first dental visit early in their life is so they get used to being in a dental office and won’t get nervous. Once your child is older than two, depending on their temperament and personality, they might experience anxiety at the different sights and sounds. At this age, the… Read more »

A Kid’s First Time at the Dentist

The first time you take your kid to the dentist, you’ll be faced with a few challenges. It’s a new environment for most kids and one that’s full of things that can potentially be scary. But it important to teach kids that these aren’t scary, but important tools that help improve oral health. Luckily, we… Read more »

How Can I Make Oral Hygiene Fun for My Kids?

If your children despise cleaning and caring for their smiles, then our dentist, Dr. Greg Weeder, would like to help you change their mindset. Oral hygiene is very important, and if they learn to enjoy caring for their smiles now, it can benefit them, their teeth and their gums in many ways. So, to help… Read more »

Nitrous Oxide for Children

Have you heard of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas? It is one of the types of sedation dentistry used by pediatric dentists to help young patients feel calm while dental care is being performed. We offer a general explanation of nitrous oxide and how it can help your child during a dental visit…. Read more »

First-Aid Information for a Child That Has Suffered Oral Trauma

Children are often prone to rambunctious behavior and taking risks that adults would otherwise avoid. This, of course, leads to an increased chance of them suffering a bodily injury or accidental blow to the mouth. If your child has just suffered a significant oral trauma, you may likely need to apply some basic first-aid measures… Read more »

Children Benefit from Good Oral Hygiene Habits

The American Dental Association notes that you can start brushing and flossing your child’s primary teeth as soon as they emerge from the gums. Not only will this help prevent cavities and periodontal health problems it can also help instill the kind of good habits that will serve them well in adult life. Encouraging children… Read more »

What Do Dental Sealants Offer?

When you receive dental sealants, you can provide several important benefits for your teeth. Dental sealants are offered at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry as a preventive dentistry treatment to coat the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars and protect the natural tooth enamel layer from tooth decay. Unlike tooth enamel, which can be affected by… Read more »

Filling the Tooth Fairy’s Shoes

Most children begin losing teeth around age 6. If you want to bring the magic of the Tooth Fairy alive in your home, you’ll have to take up the mantle! This may seem like a daunting task, so Dr. Greg Weeder and our team are more than happy to provide you with tips. Use a… Read more »