How to Help Your Child Feel Comfortable in the Dental Chair

Sometimes it’s tough to help your child feel comfortable in the dental chair. This is often because you don’t know the tips and tricks to calm their nerves. Well, there is no need to worry. Our dentists, Drs. Hardy and Bushell, have the information you need so you can help your child have a positive… Read more »

Pregnancy and Sedation

If you’re a mother or having a baby, the welfare of your child is everything. That’s why we get numerous queries about the safety and suitable use of anesthetics and other medications for women during pregnancy. We’re excited to let you know that we only use the safest medicines and procedures when caring for expectant… Read more »

Choosing the Best Foods for Your Child’s Oral Health

While changing diet to avoid dangerous foods is an awesome idea, there are a few additional ideas that can help your child prevent the development of early childhood caries. This will lead to less dental problems in the future. If juice is something your child enjoys, deliberate on watering it down. If your child likes… Read more »

How Childhood Dental Health Impacts Adulthood Dental Health

You may be aware of baby bottle tooth decay and thought, “does it matter that baby chompers rot since they fall out anyway?” The answer is very much yes. Read below to find out why. Although baby bottle tooth decay impacts the baby pearly whites, effects from the disorder can carry into adulthood. Since baby… Read more »

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Prevention for Your Little One

Baby bottle tooth decay gained its name because tooth decay often arises in young children by the substances and length of time they spend with their bottles. Here are some ways to prevent your child being exposed to bacterial tooth decay: – Do not coat baby bottles or pacifiers with honey or other sugary substances…. Read more »

The Definition of Mouthwash

Brushing and flossing are important, crucial ways to improve your oral health. If you’re brushing and flossing, we salute you! However, there is always room for improvement to enhance your smile even further.  If you want to improve your oral health, then it’s imperative to make sure that you’re using mouthwash. Mouthwash, also defined as… Read more »

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 »