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Dental Trauma and Kids: Common Problems

August 31st, 2017 by

Children are at risk to injure their teeth, or suffer dental trauma, at just about any time. This includes damage to teeth as well as surrounding areas. While eating, playing, or taking part in other daily activities, kids can fracture, […]


Oral Health and Bullying: How Dentists Can Spot Verbal Abuse

August 23rd, 2017 by
Say what?

If you follow our blogs about oral health, you know that dentists can detect potentially serious conditions that affect your entire body simply by looking in your mouth. A new study suggests dentists may also be able to spot bullying. […]


Opioid Epidemic: What Dentists and Oral Surgeons are Doing

August 16th, 2017 by

America’s opioid epidemic has killed more than 180,000 since 2000. Unfortunately, many of the victims became addicted after doctors prescribed them drugs like Oxycontin and Percocet. These prescriptions, however, were likely not their first exposure to powerful painkillers. According to […]


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 looking out for “Generation Z” kids. They’re urging parents to take infants to the dentist and warning of the outcomes of postponing their first visit. Until recently, a first dental visit traditionally took place at age three […]


SCOTUS Ruling on ACA is Great News for Kids’ Teeth

July 16th, 2015 by

Teeth are having a good run at the Supreme Court this year. SCOTUS has handed down decisions in two cases involving oral health during 2015. In one of those cases, decided at the end of February, the North Carolina State […]


The Dental Dad: Donating to Dracula

February 11th, 2015 by
Hector, the vampire

It all started with a call to a Transylvania outreach program for reformed vampires… A little over two years ago, my then nine year old son, Theo, had to get two teeth pulled, his “canines”, or fangs as they say […]


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 […]