Does My Child Need Sealants Again? As a parent, you understand that protecting your child’s teeth from decay and early loss is just as important as protecting their permanent teeth from the same fate.
So do dentists!
That’s why the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends placing dental sealants on the first and second set of permanent molars (those which generally come in at 6 and 12 years of age).
Your dentist might also suggest your child’s sealants be re
Are Dental X-rays Safe for Kids? Children’s mouths are growing and changing constantly, and a visual inspection alone cannot tell your dentist everything they may need to know. Eventually every child will need a dental X-ray. But are dental X-rays safe, and should your child have them taken? Facts Surrounding X-rays You can rest assured knowing that today’s dental X-rays are safer than ever before. So safe, in fact, that the amount of radiation a child is exposed to in a bite
New Year's Resolutions for Kids It's that time of year again. The time to prepare our New Year's resolutions so we can set them to sail in the coming year. And who says kicking the New Year off right should only be reserved for adults? Certainly not the dentist! When it comes to children, we're big believers in ingraining good habits early in their lives, so let’s take a page from the adult experts in goal planning and share some of that wisdom with our kids? It involves a li
Bad Dental Habits to Break in the New Year We know, we know. There are a dozen things you’d rather do than fight your toddler (or teen) on brushing their teeth. And it’s often easier to let things slide so that bedtime and your morning ritual can run smoother.
We suggest using the new year to refresh your commitment to upholding a good dental routine for your kids. They won’t know it now, but establishing good habits while they’re young will reap a lifetime of benefits.