What to do when your child has a toothache
If your child complains of tooth pain or a toothache, you will want to do whatever you can to help them feel better. You will need to determine what is causing their pain so that you can find the best solution to relieve it.
Help your child floss
Get an early start forming your child's oral health routine. Show them the proper way to floss, and encourage them to make it a daily habit.
Guide to your child’s teeth
National Children's Dental Health Month is the perfect time to become more familiar with your child's teeth. In this blog update, Dr. Reena walks us through essential information for understanding oral health and creating smart habits to aid the development of your child's smile.
Choosing between a general and pediatric dentist
To kick off National Children's Dental Health Month, Dr. Templeton offers a guide for parents and caregivers to help them decide between a general family dentist or someone who specializes in pediatric care. Getting your child in for regular check-ups and preventive care is the most important thing, no matter who they see, but the information provided here can be helpful when choosing a dentist.
Clinician’s Corner: Back to school and… back to the dentist!
Maintaining a child’s oral and overall health requires more than daily toothbrushing and flossing. Seeing a dentist regularly for preventive care is an important part of a child’s complete wellness.
Clinician's Corner: Baby teeth— the building blocks to a healthy smile
The road to a healthy smile starts long before a chid's permanent teeth grow in. Dr. Nina Prabhu, DMD, shares the basics behind baby teeth and how they affect oral health into adulthood.
Summer Sports Safety For Kids
Help your kids stay safe while they enjoy their summertime sports and activities. Keep water handy and watch out for common injuries.
Say “lights out” to kids’ teeth grinding
Is the stress of the new school year causing your kid to grind their teeth? If it is, your child isn’t alone. An estimated 15 to 33 percent of children will grind their teeth at some point, compared to roughly 8 percent of adults. The majority of teeth grinding (also called bruxism) will happen after kids have dozed off to dreamland, which can make it tough for them to know it’s happening. Luckily, parents can help by learning how to spot grinding and how to help their kid overcome it.
The seeds of good oral health
As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages.