Xylitol in Pediatric Dentistry

Sugar substitutes are commonly used as a zero calorie sweetener in various dental products, such as mouthwash, toothpaste, and chewing gum. Xylitol is one of the most common sugar substitutes in dental products. What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a sweetener that is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol. Most sugar substitutes are chemically produced, but xylitol […]

Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea? Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a pediatric medical condition, characterized by some form of upper airway obstruction while one sleeps. This can cause gas exchange abnormalities that can greatly impact sleep quality and quantity. This disease is prevalent in about 1-5% of children, and can differ greatly between children and adults. […]

Does Candy Cause Rotten Teeth?

Ever wonder what it takes for your children to get rotten teeth? Children are very susceptible to tooth decay at young ages. The main factor leading to the rotting of teeth is diet. Foods high in sugar and starches can expedite the decay process exponentially, so you must keep your children’s diet in check! Throughout […]

10 Facts About Fluoride: What it Does & Why it’s Important

Parents, have you ever gone for your cleaning and been asked if you’d like to get a fluoride varnish done? If so, you’re probably familiar with the concept of Fluoride! Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay. As adults, it’s pretty routine to get a fluoride varnish at your annual visit, but the […]

How to Make Your Kids’ Dentist Appointment Easy & Painless

How to Make Your Kids’ Dentist Appointment Easy & Painless It is completely normal for your kid to feel a little anxious about their initial dentist appointments. Many pediatric dentists are equipped with proper methods and techniques to make your kids’ dentist appointments that much more comfortable! However, it is important to note that as […]

Kids’ Bedtime Routines: Why Brushing Teeth Before Bed Matters

A father brushing his teeth with his daughter

Bedtime routines…sounds simple but can end up being quite a complicated process with a toddler! From getting them out of the dinner table, into their pajamas, maybe reading a book (or two) and finally into the actual bed, brushing teeth before bed might be a step that tends to be skipped just for the sake […]

Flossing for Kids: Why & How to Floss Children’s Teeth

Why flossing teeth for kids matters Flossing may not be everyone’s favorite thing to do but it is an integral part of your dental health. It can be especially difficult to encourage your child to start flossing at a young age, but it is so vital to their overall oral health. We recommend starting the […]

Kids and Mouthwash: Is It Safe?

Is it safe for my kids to use mouthwash? Do you use mouthwash? Have you ever wondered if your child would benefit from it as well? As a parent we’re sure you’re wondering if it’s safe for your kids to use mouthwash, and to answer shortly, it absolutely is! However, there are some things you […]

5 Easy Ways to Help Calm Your Kids at the Dentist

Is your child nervous about their dental checkup? It’s completely normal for them to be! Kid’s first couple dental checkups can be frightening experiences – people are looking in their mouths while wearing face masks and gloves, there are unfamiliar noises and smells, and to top it all off, there are random tools scattered everywhere. […]

A Dentist’s Guide to Brushing Teeth for Kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child does not have to be one of the 42 percent of children aged two to 11 who have tooth decay. By learning where to start when teaching children to brush their teeth, you can ensure that your children develop great oral hygiene habits and prevent […]