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 »

Sealants for Prevention of Decay

We want our children to have good dental health. Having sealants applied can protect teeth from decay by smoothing out natural pits and fissures in teeth. They help protect against plaque and acids that can damage your children’s teeth. Early Application It is recommended to apply sealants soon after the permanent molars erupt. The first… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Improvements: Toothbrushing for Kids

Were you aware of the differences associated with brushing for adults and brushing for children? Because a child’s mouth is much different than an adult’s mouth, it is important to give the proper oral health care to help prevent tooth decay in children. If you’re not brushing your child’s teeth correctly, oral health risks can… Read more »

Teaching Your Kids to Brush Regularly

Establishing this good habit with your children goes a long way in helping them be healthy. We understand that it is not always the easiest thing to do, but we hope to give you some ideas that will help you teach them to brush and help them enjoy it. Remember to keep to the basic… Read more »

Keeping Baby’s Mouth Healthy

Tiny newborn babies may not have teeth yet, but that doesn’t mean their oral care isn’t important. Though babies don’t generally get their first teeth until they’re four to six months old, it’s still important to keep their gums and tongue clean. As your baby ages, you can keep their mouth clean while they get… Read more »