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 »

Signs Your Baby May Be Teething

As soon as your baby is born, their baby teeth “buds” are underneath their gums. Not quite fully formed, these buds have no roots, which is what keeps them beneath the gums. When your baby teethes, their tooth buds are growing roots. It’s the growth of these roots that forces the buds upward through baby’s… Read more »

Preparing for Your Child’s First Visit

Appointments to our office can be a nice experience for everyone. We recognize that bringing young children into the office can be a tough time for some families, but it’s vital because the oral health of children can deteriorate hastily if it’s not watched over by a professional. Here are some suggestions on how you… Read more »

Chinese and Japanese Baby Teeth Traditions

Did you grow up selling your chompers to the Tooth Fairy? Would she also give you a bit of money under your pillow as payment for the tooth? If so, you likely were raised in the US. Our Tooth Fairy custom is fun for us, and other regions have their own traditions for getting rid… Read more »

Can You Breastfeed When Your Infant Is Teething?

If you are breastfeeding your child, you are actively helping them to lower their risk of infection, asthma, ear infections, SIDS, and even obesity in childhood. But in fact, nursing your infant can also benefit them in more ways. The Journal of the American Dental Association reports that babies who are exclusively breastfed during their… Read more »