Should You Be Worried About Your Child’s Thumb, Finger or Pacifier Habit?

Babies sucking their thumb, finger, or pacifier is a natural reflex that helps them feel secure and happy. This is often used to help them relax and fall asleep, and they even do this in the womb! If your child is still doing this, the hope is they lose interest and stop this behavior between… Read more »

Include the Tooth Fairy as One of Santa’s Helpers

Santa and his elves aren’t the only ones giving gifts to children to reward good behavior throughout the year. The Tooth Fairy is another children’s favorite as she bestows gifts in exchange for their lost teeth year-round. Considering they can lose up to 20 baby teeth, children can get to know the Tooth Fairy very… Read more »

Everything You Want to Know About Your Child’s Primary Teeth

Do you have questions about your child’s developing smile? If so, today we’re going to talk about their teeth. Your infant’s primary teeth can appear as early as five months, and by the time they are one year old, they usually have sprouted six baby teeth (typically the top four teeth in the front and… Read more »

Monsters Need Dental Care, Too!

Are you having a hard time getting your child to take care of their smile? With the holidays fast approaching, you want them to take even better care of their pearly whites with so many sweets and treats coming at them. We want your children to have great dental care, and some great ways to… Read more »

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 »