Sealants and how they work

Sealants are made of clear or shaded plastic, and they are applied to the child’s teeth to help keep them cavity-free. They protect the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth, especially the chewing surfaces of back teeth where most cavities in children are formed....

Preventing tooth decay in babies

Preventing tooth decay in babies isn’t difficult. Decay occurs as a result of baby bottle tooth decay, also known as nursing caries, and is a big concern for many babies. Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when a child falls asleep with a bottle of milk or sweet juice in...

Difference between Pediatric Dentist and General Dentist

Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the dental health of children and patients with special needs. They are also referred to as the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has up to three years of specialty training beyond that of a general dentist....

My child has a toothache

For any toothache pain, give the child acetaminophen, such as Tylenol. Do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area. As soon as possible, call Dr. B. Schedule an appointment 

Thumb sucking or use a pacifier?

For infants, sucking is a normal habit that provides security. However, it is a good idea to discourage it by the age of 2. If your child continues to suck the thumb or use a pacifier while the teeth are growing, it can create bite problems, or crowded, crooked teeth....