Category Archives: Kids’ Dentistry

Some Wisdom About Wisdom Teeth

young woman worried about wisdom teethWisdom teeth are the name for your third permanent molars, which typically appear from age 17-25. It is thought the name “wisdom teeth” comes from the fact that they appear long after all your other permanent teeth, when you a much older & wiser. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each quadrant of the mouth (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right). If your dentist has been doing updated x-rays of your mouth every year, they might be able to see where your wisdom teeth are going to come in, but there’s no guarantee on how wisdom teeth will behave. Continue reading Some Wisdom About Wisdom Teeth

A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Good Brushing Habits to Your Kids

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Brushing your teeth is very important for your oral & overall health, but to kids, it’s just a chore. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips for teaching your kids how to brush their teeth effectively & solidify good dental care habits for a lifetime of healthy teeth. Continue reading A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Good Brushing Habits to Your Kids

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How to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist

children's book about a visit to the family dentistOne of the best ways to make sure your child has a healthy smile for life is by establishing a dental home. That means creating a trusting relationship between your child & your family dentist & making sure visits to the dentist are fun & educational. As a parent or guardian, you can play a large part in making sure your child is happy & comfortable at the dentist. Here are a few ways how: Continue reading How to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist