Baby Bottles and Bedtime

Is putting your baby to sleep with a bottle harmful? Absolutely! When you put your baby to bed with a bottle of formula, milk (including breast milk) or juice, the sugars stay in the mouth, providing “food” for the bacteria which cause decay. If your baby insists on using a bottle to calm down, fill the bottle with water instead... read more »

Cavities in Preschoolers on the Rise

I love having children as patients. They come into our office and bring such fun and energy. But, I am starting to see an increase in cavities among the smallest of my patients. However, with the right care, the costly and often painful dental problems are very preventable. I suggest you start brushing even before your little one has any... read more »

Another Reason Not To Smoke

Children living with smokers are more likely to develop cavities. Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan found young children living in homes with smokers are more likely to develop cavities. The American Dental Association states the study adds to the evidence, there is a correlation between secondhand smoke and cavities in children. ADA reports “infants exposed to secondhand smoke at... read more »

Use Your 2021 Benefits

Remember, dental problems can get worse by delaying dental treatment. If you wait, you might have to have a more extensive and expensive treatment in the future, the problem simply will not go away. What may be a simple cavity now could turn into a root canal later. Call to schedule an appointment to utilize your benefits! Patients, whether children... read more »

Preparing for Back To School

Hard to believe that summer is moving along so quickly and the Back-to-School season will be here in no time. If you are like most people, the thought of going back to school conjures up images of new school supplies, and of a fresh start. What a wonderful time of year! We want your children to head back to school... read more »

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Many common dental problems in children can be avoided with daily flossing and brushing, along with regular trips to the dentist. However, one of the most common dental troubles begins before the teeth emerge. “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay” typically occurs when a baby or toddler has gone to bed for the night, or for a nap, with a bottle filled... read more »

Celebrating February as Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and we love to support our patients who are parents to young children. Parenting is a tough job, and being responsible for your child’s dental hygiene can be intimidating! Especially if your child is not willing to comply with the routine you are trying to set. We are here to help! Ideally, we love... read more »

Hello, 2021!

Welcome the New Year with a renewed focus on health and wellness. Make a smart resolution to take better care of your smile in 2021. Parents, perhaps you have faithfully brought your children to our office for their cleanings and check-ups, but have put off making your appointment, now is the time to care for yourself. Start your year with... read more »