Dentistry for Kids: Focus on Fun, Not Fear

A visit to the dentist can be a frightening time for kids. From hearing stories of tooth extractions and fillings on the playground, to mirroring their parent’s own anxieties, your child may become quite resistant to a visit to the dental offic...


Diet’s Role in Oral Health

Changing your eating habits could help reduce the risk for cavities! The December 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association reminds patients that maintaining a balanced diet is important to maintaining a healthy smile. Cavities are...


Why Replace a Filling?

Fillings don’t last forever. They can become discolored. Composite, tooth-colored fillings pick up stains, and yellow or darken over time. When you chew, your teeth and any fillings in them are subjected to tremendous pressures. Even if no othe...


Sedation Techniques for Children

Conscious Sedation Some children can become anxious when they see the dentist. As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment. The dentist may suggest giving these children a form of medicine that can help th...


How to Deal with Toddler Teething Pains

There are few things that are as upsetting as your child suffering from teething pains. As most parents know, babies’ teeth erupt in a particular order, starting with the upper and lower front teeth. Just when you think it’s over, your to...



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