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... Read more »

You Can Reduce Your Child’s Chances of Suffering Cavities With Dental Sealants

Having a routine dental checkup administered twice a year by a dentist plays an important role in helping your son or daughter to maintain a healthy mouth. The process includes a professional dental cleaning as well as a comprehensive oral exam to detect early signs of cavities, gum disease and... Read more »

Increased Fluoride Can Help Your Child Maintain Strong Teeth

If your child sometimes forgets to brush their teeth twice a day or they floss infrequently, the latent bacterial deposits in their mouth could lead to an increase in oral plaque acids. As time goes on the persistent acidic environment in their mouth can gradually start to erode the mineral... Read more »

No More Cavities for Your Kids

If you’re tired of paying to have your kids’ cavities filled in, especially in teeth that are going to fall out anyways, or if you’re exhausted from fighting to get your kids to brush their teeth even once a day, don’t worry. You’re not alone, and this is a big... Read more »

Kids and the Dentist

If you’re a parent, you know what it’s like trying to get kids to go to the dentist. It’s usually a process that involves a lot of yelling, compromising, and a quiet, stony-silent ride to the dentist’s office. Here’s the good news, though - things don’t have to be that... Read more »

You Should Only Provide Your Family with Oral Products Approved by the American Dental Association

Family members are often bound together in a variety of ways. What affects one of you tends to affect the others in some way. This can also pertain to maintaining good oral health and hygiene. Each member of your family should thoroughly brush their teeth each morning and night with... Read more »

Your Child’s Back Teeth May Require the Protection of Dental Sealants

Each tooth is present in your child’s smile to perform a specific function and contains unique shapes and characteristics to improve your child’s ability in biting and chewing food. The back teeth, known as the molars and premolars, are primarily responsible for grinding and chewing food, and therefore often have... Read more »

Helping Children Brush and Floss

If you are raising children, some days you need all the help you can get! Here are some ideas to help your child get in the habit of brushing their teeth: Family Time: Your child needs to brush his or her teeth for two minutes, twice a day. He or... Read more »

Is Sucking Your Thumb Bad for Your Teeth?

Does your child suck their thumb? This is a perfectly normal and acceptable habit for infants and toddlers, but when does it need to end? Can sucking on a thumb really affect their teeth? The answer is yes, yes it can. In your child’s infancy and toddler years, sucking on... Read more »

Oral Hygiene: Tips to Keep Your Baby’s Smile in Tip-Top Shape

If you want your child to have a top-notch smile and oral health, then there are things you should do regularly to keep their mouth clean and healthy. Now, this might sound a little tricky, but it’s easier than you might think. Our dentist, Dr. Kisha Steele Mitchell, is happy... Read more »