Category: Pediatric Dentistry

Aside from the fact that we have “baby” and “permanent” teeth, kids also face different dental challenges than adults.

The branch of dentistry that deals with children’s and infants’ teeth and mouth conditions is called pediatric dentistry. You can learn more about dentistry for kids in the articles below.

Sedation Dentistry for Kids: Should You Worry?

August 10th, 2017 by

Children only need general anesthesia if they are unusually aggressive or in need of treatment for more than just a few teeth. Still, parents and caregivers are often skeptical about the safety of sedation dentistry for children. Dentists are likely […]

Why Generation Z Might Go On to Have the Healthiest Teeth to Date

June 30th, 2017 by
toddler getting her teeth brushed for the first time by mom

Dental professionals are urging new parents to take infants to the dentist and warning them of the outcomes of postponing their first visit. Up until recently, a child’s first dental visit traditionally took place at the age of three or […]

Dental Anxiety and Kids: Parents, Caregivers, Dentists All Play a Role

December 18th, 2014 by

Unfortunately, not every kid with dental phobia can be put at ease by a dentist who dresses up as the tooth fairy. And not every father has the comic skill and parental panache to turn Hermie’s horrifying dentistry in the 1964 […]

Early Childhood Caries: The Truth About Sippy Cups

May 18th, 2012 by
Sippy cups increase risk of caries in children.

Most parents know about Early Childhood Caries (or cavities), also known as ECC. However, did you know covered cups for small children – notably sippy cups – can be detrimental to young teeth, too? Early Childhood Caries also goes by […]

Pediatric Dental Care: When Babies Become Tweens and Tweens Become Teens

January 9th, 2012 by
Kid's dental needs change.

  Our teeth are meant to last our entire lives. Pediatric dental care is caring for them properly in the first part of our lives. It is essential if we’re to enjoy them later on. But that doesn’t mean that […]

Infant Dental Care: Tips for Caring for Your Infant’s Teeth

June 30th, 2011 by
Infant dental care is the beginning of a thorough prevention program.

Many parents may wonder why they should consider pediatric dentistry for their toothless baby. After all, teething doesn’t begin until 6 to 12 months of age. But attention to infant dental care is paramount – even before they arrive – […]