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Understanding sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry for Children: 4 Top Questions Answered

Most adults—and kids—know that going to the dentist is a far better experience than it used to be. With modern dental technology, today’s dentists can provide an experience in the dental chair that is safe, comfortable, and often painless. But for some, this knowledge isn’t enough. And for some kids, their anxiety can get the…
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Tips for teething baby

9 Tips on What To Expect and What To Do for Your Teething Baby

Teething: An Exciting Yet Uncomfortable Milestone Congratulations! You have a new baby, and their teeth are popping through the gum line. This is an exciting milestone to be sure. But now that you have celebrated this exciting occasion, the reality has probably sunk in, and you are wondering what you can do to provide some…
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Healthy teeth tips from a pediatric dentist

4 Things Your Pediatric Dental Team Wishes All Parents Knew

We’re going to put it out there. Taking your kid to the dentist can sometimes be a challenging experience. Though we do everything we can to provide a safe, fun, and comfortable environment for you and your child… let’s face it, having someone poke metal tools around in your mouth is a strange and invasive…
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What to look for in a pediatric dentist

3 Pediatric Dentist Red Flags And What To Look For Instead

How To Find The Best Pediatric Dentist for Your Child Parents are faced with so many decisions, especially for their young children. Finding the right pediatric dentist for your child can feel overwhelming. Finding the right dentist can be much more challenging if your child has dental anxiety, a disability, or special needs, or specific…
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Diseases that increase chances of tooth decay

5 Medical Conditions That Increase Your Child’s Risk of Tooth Decay

We all know the importance of teaching our kids to brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash each day. After all, bacteria grow in our mouths all the time. Without a proper oral routine, bacteria can fester and become dental plaque and calculus, which can only be removed by a dental professional. And sometimes, despite our…
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When is a crown for a baby tooth recommended

Why Would Your Pediatric Dentist Recommend a Crown for Your Child’s Baby Tooth?

A dental crown for a baby tooth? We’ve all heard of dental crowns for adults. Many of us probably have one. In fact, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the application of a single crown is the most commonly performed restorative procedure in cosmetic dentistry. But did you know that sometimes young children…
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Affects of childhood tooth decay

5 Facts You Need to Know About Childhood Tooth Decay

Childhood Tooth Decay Is a Disease As parents, there are so many things we need to keep in mind when it comes to our child’s overall health. It’s no different when it comes to oral health. We often wonder if we’re doing all the right things to prevent childhood tooth decay. After all, according to…
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Dental anxiety in children

Dental Anxiety in Children: What It Looks Like and How to Best Combat It

Few children look forward to a visit with the dentist, but for some children, the concern and anxiety about such a visit can go much further. Dental anxiety in children is a serious issue that can lead to children not receiving the care they need during development and beyond. As a parent, it is essential…
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Oral health starts with baby

Oral Health Starts As a Baby With These Healthy Habits

Your child is never too young to start thinking about their oral health. Good habits form early, so we encourage parents to get in the habit of instilling good dental habits in their children and start focusing on their child’s dental health earlier than they think. If you ever have any questions relating to your…
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Tooth restoration for children

Your Child’s Teeth: Natural Shape and Function Restored

Accidents happen. Sometimes even a minor tumble or trip and fall can result in a chipped or cracked tooth. In other situations, kids can experience a deep cavity despite their best efforts to practice good oral hygiene at home. Thankfully, tooth restoration for children is an option. After all, accidents happen to adults and kids…
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How to get your kids to brush and floss

6 Ways Your Kids Can Ace Their Oral Hygiene Routines

At the end of a long day, sometimes we want to climb into bed, turn off the light on the bedside table, and pull our covers over our heads. But, we know better and sometimes even begrudgingly haul ourselves to the bathroom to brush, floss, and rinse our teeth. Why do we do it? Because…
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Positive dental appointments

A Safe Place for Your Child’s Dental Experience

Going to the dentist shouldn’t be a challenging or frustrating experience for a parent or child. With the right dentist and the right partnership, positive dental appointments are not only possible but are also par for the course. Read on to learn how the team at Pediatric Dental Specialists takes steps every day to make…
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