Functional Frenuloplasty

Functional Frenuloplasty Like many of the providers in your child’s lives, Pediatric Dentists are a partner with parents and pediatricians alike to ensure the well-being and healthy development of the children in our practices. Oral health and wellness can have a major impact on a child’s overall growth. There are many individuals in the medical […]

Why Doesn’t My Dentist Take My Insurance?

Why Doesn’t My Dentist Take My Insurance? Many people get very upset with their healthcare providers when they hear that their provider may not accept all types of insurance.  We are not always the bad guys! There is a major issue with dental care in the US, many people can’t afford dental care because the […]

When will my baby start teething?

When will my baby start teething? Teething is just like any other childhood milestone. There is a general range of when children usually start teething and this is “normally” between 4-6 months of age. However, baby teeth do not know when textbooks say or what other baby teeth are doing and they can come in […]

What is dental decay or caries?

What is dental decay or caries? What causes a cavity in teeth? Dental decay is known scientifically as caries. Believe it or not it is one of the most infectious human diseases (hard to believe in the era of COVID). What do caries look like? Caries can be completely invisible to the naked eye – […]

Strategies for Managing Your Child’s Dental Anxiety: A Parent’s Guide

Strategies for Managing Your Child’s Dental Anxiety: A Parent’s Guide Many of us have been there, the dreaded dental appointment! That feeling of angst and yucky anticipation of seeing your dentist. Dental anxiety is unfortunately very common and in particular a concern amongst parents of young children. As a parent, it’s important no to mix […]

Should parents be allowed to sit in on a child’s dental appointment?

Should parents be allowed to sit in on a child’s dental appointment? The Millennials and Generation Z parents of today feel more comfortable being present in our operatories for their children’s visits than waiting in the waiting room. Modern parents have a very good understanding of what possible treatment options may be thanks to modern […]

Should I invest in a sports guard?

Should I invest in a sports guard? As a pediatric dentist, one of the most common questions I get from parents is whether their child needs a sports guard. The short answer is yes with some caveats and I’ll explain why sports guards are essential for the safety of your children’s teeth during physical activities […]

Primary Teeth

Primary Teeth When do baby teeth start falling out and when does a child start growing permanent teeth? As pediatric dentists, we often get a lot of questions from parents regarding their child’s baby teeth or permanent teeth. When will my child lose their first tooth? When is it normal to have loose teeth? When […]

Over Retained Primary

Over Retained Primary Why are my child’s permanent teeth growing behind the baby teeth? Ah, the good old “shark teeth ”…my daughter Mia had this phenomenon. What am I talking about? Shark teeth are a very common occurrence in children where the permanent front teeth start growing behind the baby teeth. Even though the baby […]

Neonatal teeth

Neonatal teeth Can babies be born with teeth? I remember the first time that I went to the NICU is residency to help a mother whose baby was born with two little teeth. The baby was premature and the mother was desperately trying to get her baby to latch and nurse but with two little […]