History Of Dentistry

In honor of Columbus Day we thought it would be fun to post a little history lesson.  Specifically a dental history lesson. Have you ever wondered where the field of dentistry came from or when the first dentists were brave enough to stick their han...


Be Aware of Mouth Monsters This Halloween!

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, is encouraging parents and caregivers to enjoy a Mouth Monster-free Halloween. Whether your kids are attending Halloween parties or trick or treati...


Tooth Fairy Traditions

The tooth fairy likes to reward children for clean, lost baby teeth in a variety of ways. Check out some fun tooth fairy traditions to try in your home! A visit from the tooth fairy can be a fun tradition to start once your child begins to lose his o...


Is Your Toothbrush Contaminated?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the nasty “bugs” that you brush off of your teeth? The truth may surprise you. Many of the bacteria, fungi, and viruses actually remain on your toothbrush! So the next time you use a contaminated too...


When you should begin flossing

Pediatric Dentistry of Pleasant Hill knows the importance of flossing and encourage everyone to floss daily. Did you know that if you are brushing alone you are only cleaning 60% of your teeth? That means you are missing 40% of your teeth’s surface...


Eruption Hematoma

WHAT IS THAT BIG PURPLE SWELLING ON MY CHILDS GUMS? Likely an eruption cyst or eruption hematoma. ·        This condition occurs spontaneously usually on the lower gums over a soon to erupt tooth. ·        Fluid occurs in the sac cove...



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