Earning Your Tooth Fairy Wings

Your child has their first loose tooth. You know what this means: it’s time for the Tooth Fairy! But you’ve never taken on this role before. You don’t know what to do. Those are some big—well, small—shoes to fill! Dr. Hardy, Dr. Bushell, and our team are happy to offer some fun ideas. Setting Expectations… Read more »

Fluoride FAQs

If you have questions about fluoride, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. and our dental team are more than happy to help you! Here are some frequently asked fluoride questions and their answers: Q: What is fluoride? A: Fluoride is a mineral that can be found in many natural resources. This mineral has unique… Read more »

Fixing Your Child’s Less-than-Desirable Oral Health Care Habits

Brushing and flossing are essential aspects of excellent oral hygiene. Bad habits can creep up on us all, even with the best of intentions. Thankfully, it’s never too late to brush up on you and your child’s less-than-desirable oral health care habits! One that is easiest to slip into is not taking enough time to… Read more »

Packing Delicious Lunches that Help Kids’ Teeth

As your children grow, their smiles are rather susceptible to dental issues. You can help prevent those dental issues so they can develop strong and healthy teeth and gums. One thing you can do is to pack lunches that help their teeth. Here are some helpful tips: Believe it or not, you’ll want to avoid… Read more »

How to Keep Your Oral Health in Tip-Top Shape While You’re Pregnant

Pregnancy is a time when you radiate that motherly glow and get ready for your new little peanut. It’s also a time to take good care of your smile. If you’re not careful, your pregnancy can harm your teeth, gums, and oral health. To help you, Dr. and our dental team have some smile-care tips… Read more »

Tips on Teething

Teething is a process that all healthy children must endure within their first few years of life. It’s the effect of teeth erupting above the gumline for the first time, and it’s a painful experience for your little ones. Here are some things you’ll want to know as you help them as they get their… Read more »

The Oral Health Basics of Breastfeeding

Although breastfeeding is often stressed as the most suitable option for the overall healthy growth of your child, did you know that it can benefit your child’s oral health as well? For a better understanding of the basics of breastfeeding and dental health, listed below are some important facts about them: – Breastfeeding lowers a… Read more »

The Uses of Pediatric Dentistry

If you seek to improve the oral health of a young child, pediatric dentistry should be the first option on your list. The uses of pediatric dentistry are great in number. Here are some things you should know about pediatric dentistry: – Pediatricians have extra training beyond regular dentistry, which usually lasts for 2-3 years… Read more »

Making Your Child’s Dental Experience More Enjoyable

Do you find yourself dragging your child to the dental office because they are more afraid of the dentist than the monster that might be living under the bed? If so, then we have a few tips for you on how to make your child’s dental experience at a lot less scary. The first tip… Read more »

Care for Your Child’s Teeth to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is a serious condition found in young children that results from prolonged exposure to sugar, often through the use of baby bottles. If you give your child sugary drinks, they can rapidly damage your child’s teeth and expose them to dental erosion and cavities. The reason baby bottles are hazardous is… Read more »