Is Sucking Your Thumb Bad for Your Teeth?

Does your child suck their thumb? This is a perfectly normal and acceptable habit for infants and toddlers, but when does it need to end? Can sucking on a thumb really affect their teeth? The answer is yes, yes it can. In your child’s infancy and toddler years, sucking on their thumb can be a… Read more »

The Reasons Why Kids Need Oral Hygiene

Do you ever wonder why your child needs to clean their teeth and gums? If so, our dentists, Dr. Hardy and Dr. Bushell, are happy to tell you why. Oral hygiene is very important and it can help your child’s smile and oral health in many ways. To help you understand, our dentist is happy… Read more »

How to Treat Children’s Cavities

Cavities are dangerous dental problems that can harm the teeth and smile if you let them. In fact, if you ignore them, they can grow and spread to infect more of the tooth. They can even spread to affect the surrounding teeth! This is why it’s important to get cavities treated as soon as possible…. Read more »

How Can Pediatric Dentistry Benefit My Child?

If you are new to the prospect of caring for your child’s smile, our team would be happy to serve as a trusted resource for pediatric dental care! offers pediatric dentistry for the benefit of our young patients. To help you understand the significance of bringing your child to a pediatric dentist, we have provided… Read more »

Steps to Keep Your Child’s Smile Safe From Tooth Decay

Perhaps the greatest enemy to your child’s teeth and gums is tooth decay, and no child is happy about having to undergo dental treatment to rid their teeth of advanced tooth decay. Our pediatric dentist and team invite you to prevent dental cavities in your child’s smile with the following steps: 1. Ensure that your… Read more »

Dental Checkups for Your Child

We hope that your checkups to our office are relaxing and exciting, for you and for your children. We recognize that some children have an irrational fear of the dentist’s office, and we do all we can to make their checkups enjoyable, starting when they are very young. Here are a few bits of data… Read more »

Nursing Your Infant Is Good for Their Oral Health

If you are breastfeeding your baby, congratulations! Your breastmilk can help your infant deter infections and lower health risks such as asthma, ear infections, SIDS and obesity in children. But, there are other benefits as well. Today we’re going to talk about a few ways your baby benefits from breastfeeding. According to the Journal of… Read more »

Signs of Baby Teething

In some ways, it might seem funny to write about how you’ll be able to tell when your infant is teething. You’ll know the signs right away, and everyone within earshot will as well; the baby’s not going to be silent about it. But it’s good to be prepared to assist your child quickly so… Read more »

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 »