Include the Tooth Fairy as One of Santa’s Helpers

Santa and his elves aren’t the only ones giving gifts to children to reward good behavior throughout the year. The Tooth Fairy is another children’s favorite as she bestows gifts in exchange for their lost teeth year-round. Considering they can lose up to 20 baby teeth, children can get to know the Tooth Fairy very… Read more »

Everything You Want to Know About Your Child’s Primary Teeth

Do you have questions about your child’s developing smile? If so, today we’re going to talk about their teeth. Your infant’s primary teeth can appear as early as five months, and by the time they are one year old, they usually have sprouted six baby teeth (typically the top four teeth in the front and… Read more »

Monsters Need Dental Care, Too!

Are you having a hard time getting your child to take care of their smile? With the holidays fast approaching, you want them to take even better care of their pearly whites with so many sweets and treats coming at them. We want your children to have great dental care, and some great ways to… Read more »

What Should and Shouldn’t Go in Your Teen’s Smile

With so many concerns surrounding your teen’s healthy development, one important factor to manage is their oral health. During this time in their life, they are exposed to new situations and fads with their peers. You can help them navigate this stage to build healthy habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. So, let’s take… Read more »

Caring for Your Child’s Smile

As their primary caregiver, one of the most important aspects of bringing your child in for their first dental visit is learning how best to care for their teeth. We are happy to show you how to clean their mouth daily and answer any questions or concerns you may have about their oral hygiene. We… Read more »

Helping Your Child Feel at Ease at the Dentist Office

Bringing your child in for their first dental visit early in their life is so they get used to being in a dental office and won’t get nervous. Once your child is older than two, depending on their temperament and personality, they might experience anxiety at the different sights and sounds. At this age, the… Read more »

Questions About the Tooth Fairy: Answered

Losing your beautiful baby teeth is a very exciting time in any child’s life and as a tooth fairy, I’m so excited to collect those teeth and answer your questions. I have had so much fun reading your letters and the letters of children from around the world. I would like to answer some questions… Read more »

Dental Hygiene Can Be Enjoyable for Your Child

If getting your child to brush and floss is a struggle, you are not the only one. Maybe changing something simple is all it will take to help them enjoy dental hygiene. This can take some creativity, so Dr. Jeffrey Erickson and our team are thrilled to give you a few ideas. Make Up a… Read more »

Tips for Helping Your Children Avoid Tooth Decay

Your child deserves strong and healthy chompers. Unfortunately, their little teeth don’t care for themselves and children don’t typically know how to care for their smile. This means it’s your job as their parent to help them clean and care for their smile and help them prevent dental issues. One dental issue to prevent is… Read more »

Inquiries Into Teething

As pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health care of children, there are several treatments involved to help deal with oral health risks that commonly arise in children, which can include teething. Teething is a condition in which an individual has their teeth breaking above their gum line. When a child’s teeth first erupt above… Read more »