When moms and dads call our office to make dental appointments for their children, we often hear concerns about how their child will behave and react during the appointment. We do many things in our office to help your child gain confidence during their appointments.Read More
Cavity. That's the word no one wants to hear at the dentist's office. A cavity develops when a tooth decays, or breaks down, causing a hole to form. This hole can grow bigger and deeper over time. Cavities are also called dental caries and if your child has a cavity, it's important to get it repaired.Read More
Here are some helpful hints for setting high standards of home dental care early, so you and your children can avoid at least some of the struggle that is sometimes associated with the morning and nightly routines of brushing teeth, flossing, rinsing and more.
Visiting the dentist regularly is one of the most significant steps you can take to ensuring your child achieves optimum oral health, which aides in their overall well-being. However, the foundation of good oral health is built each and every day at home. The choices you make regarding your child’s food, how you teach them to brush, what toothpaste they’ll use and more can set the standard for the dental health they’ll exhibit for the rest of their lives.
In this post, we’ll discuss one very important part of your role in your child’s oral health: choosing your child’s toothpaste.Read More
One of the most important parts of a routine dental visit is receiving oral health education from your dental team. We spend a lot of time with our patients and their parents talking about eating habits that directly affect their oral health. A popular question is about intake of sweets. We all love a sweet treat now and then, so what are the facts about some of your favorite treats and how can you still enjoy them and protect your teeth?Read More
Summer break means time for family vacations! Dental health is important even when you’re on the road, so plan ahead. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a camping trip, a new city or to see family in another state, tooth decay doesn’t wait. Here are our best tips on how to care for kids’ teeth and gums while you’re traveling.Read More
What is a dental crown and why would my child need one to treat tooth decay? Find out how dental crowns are important tools in restoring a healthy smile!Read More
Great dental care for kids goes beyond brushing and flossing. A balanced diet that is rich in nutritious, low-sugar foods is also important for maintaining a beautiful smile.Read More
Dental emergencies happen, especially with children. Dr. Francois shares some tips about emergency dental care for kids.Read More
What can Steph Curry teach our kids about dental health? A mouthguard is a vital piece of equipment for every athlete!Read More
At Pediatric Smiles, our first priority is a kid-centered environment. Child-centered dental care can make a huge impact on your kid's health.Read More
Why are "baby teeth" so important? Primary, or deciduous teeth, are extremely important in early physical, emotional and social development.Read More