Parent Learning Center

Oral Trauma

Oral trauma refers to instances where the teeth are displaced to the side, pushed back or pushed up, knocked out, fractured, or even cracked. If any of these situations occur, please call our office right away to schedule an emergency visit.

Thumbsucking

In dentistry, we refer to this as a “nonnutritive sucking behavior.” Parents should know if this habit persists while permanent teeth are erupting, there may be lasting effects that require additional correction with an appliance or braces.

Teething

Dr. Katie and Dr. Stephanie frequently consult with parents and children throughout the teething process. Read more for key information on the topic and simple strategies to help alleviate any discomfort for your child.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

A first in the dental world! Silver Diamine Flouride is a revolutionary product that allows “no-drill” fillings. For younger children, this is an innovative treatment for cavities, involving no drilling, no noise, and less trauma.

Toothpaste Recommendations

Parents often ask what toothpaste their child should use. Consider the information we’ve collected that covers the truth about whitening toothpaste and why adult toothpaste is harmful to primary teeth.

Bad Breath

One frequent cause of bad breath is oral bacteria. Learn more about common causes of bad breath in children and a few recommended treatment methods.

Your First Visit

Our entire team is trained to work with young children. Here are a few notes to prepare you for what the first visit and check-up will involve!

X-Rays

The use of X-rays is important for diagnosis and treatment. The risk associated with dental X-ray exposure are lower than undetected and untreated dental problems.

Acidity & Cavities

The human mouth is a complex part of the body, so understanding how cavities form will help you and your kids make the best choices regarding snacks and hygiene.

Oil Pulling

Challenging conventional wisdom is worth pursuing, but alternatives to teeth brushing should always be approached with caution.

White Fillings & BPA

Parents have strong feelings about BPA’s—and for good reason. However, where white fillings are concerned, there’s much more to the story.

Brushing

Rest assured, the battle with brushing is common for many parents and their children. Check out a few ways to deal with these associated tantrums and how to establish a comfortable routine.

Charcoal Toothpaste

Activated charcoal is becoming a popular ingredient in many toothpastes on the market. However, it’s important to know the dangers these products pose and the harmful effects they may have on teeth.