How to Keep Your Child’s Smile Care up to Date

Children who struggle with chronic dental pain may not always tell you what is happening to them. You may notice that they appear anxious, depressed or tired, and even their teachers may not recognize their pain. More than one-half of all children aged 5-9 years have at least one cavity or filling in their smile…. Read more »

The Tooth Fairy & Similar Myths

Like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a symbol of childhood. The Tooth Fairy exists in many cultures and across many religions. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? Dr. Greg Weeder and our team at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry are happy to shed some light on the subject. The Tooth… Read more »

When to Pull Your Child’s Tooth

As you know, most parents don’t want to see their child in pain. In fact, many parents struggle to see their kids in any pain at all, regardless of how uncomfortable they are. Similarly, most parents wouldn’t intentionally do anything detrimental to their child’s health. With that in mind, what would you do if your… Read more »

Toothbrush Care: When You Should Replace Your Child’s Toothbrush

Your dentist, Dr. Greg Weeder, and our Weeder Pediatric Dentistry team care about your child’s smile, just like you do, which is why we encourage you to take good care of your child’s teeth and gums by knowing when to replace your child’s toothbrush. You should replace your child’s brush: -After 3-4 months: After 3-4… Read more »

Cleaning Your Tongue Can Help Prevent Bad Breath

Your tongue has a lot of rough surfaces can harbor bacteria and lead to bad breath. Cleaning your tongue as part of your daily oral hygiene routine can help prevent bad breath and reduce the bacterial presence in your mouth that encourages plaque formation. Here at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry we offer a few basic suggestions… Read more »

Protect the Biting Surface of Your Child’s Molars and Premolars with Dental Sealants

Deep pits, textures, and contours on the biting surface of your child’s permanent molars and premolars can create a trap for residual food particles and plaque. In many cases these areas can be hard to clean with regular brushing. This makes these areas very prone to developing large areas of tooth decay. These large areas… Read more »

Your Child and Fluoride

Taking care of a child’s teeth is crucial to his or her longterm oral health. Keeping teeth healthy and strong through early childhood helps to ensure good development of permanent teeth. While good oral hygiene is essential in this process, there is one thing that can actually strengthen teeth: using fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral… Read more »

Having Dental Sealants Applied to Your Back Teeth

When your child’s molars and premolars start to emerge in adolescence it’s quite common for these teeth to to have deep pits, fissures and contours on the biting surface. Sometimes these areas quite hard to clean. Stuck-on plaque and food particles on molars and premolars are prone to develop large cavities in these areas tooth… Read more »

Overcoming Your Child’s Dental Anxiety with Nitrous Oxide

Dental anxiety is the anxiety many people feel about going to see their dentist. It can be caused by a fear of experiencing pain, either because of a previous negative experience, or from hearing others share their stories of bad experiences. Some people are afraid of receiving injections and many have a fear of not… Read more »