Keep Your Baby's Teeth Healthy By Avoiding Pacifiers And Bedtime Bottles

When infants are born, their sucking reflex is strong. In fact, this important reflex developed while they were still yet in the womb, which is why it's not uncommon to see a fetus sucking his or her thumb on an ultrasound picture. While the sucking reflex is required to nurse or drink from a bottle, an infant can also become "addicted" to sucking. Many parents inadvertently feed this addiction by giving the baby a pacifier or allowing them to go to sleep with a bottle. [Read More]

Nervous About Going To The Dentist? Try These Tips To Reduce Your Anxiety

One of the things many people truly despise doing is going to the dentist. It' common for lots of individuals to suffer from dental phobia. If you're in this group, you may have to do a lot of self-talk to get you to your dentist. Fortunately, there are significant ways that can help you feel better and less stressed during your next visit. 1.    Go to the same provider [Read More]

Did Your Child Just Earn A Spot On Their School Sports Team? 3 Tips To Prevent Their Favorite Game From Harming Their Teeth

Pediatric dentists love to hear that their older patients are staying active since a healthy body is an important part of maintaining good oral health. However, they also tend to be the first ones to notice a few of the negative side effects that playing a sport can have on teeth. Now that your child has earned their rightful spot on their school's sports team, you can use these tips to make sure that their pearly whites look great in the stadium spotlight. [Read More]

Troubleshooting Why Your Gums Hurt When You Try To Floss

Flossing is a good habit that everyone should follow, even though many people don't. However, starting to floss is often riddled with problems for a lot of people. When you first start flossing, you might discover that trying to do so hurts or makes your gums feel sensitive. Here are a few potential causes for this problem and how you can improve the discomfort you're experiencing by changing the way you care for your gums. [Read More]