Pregnancy & Oral Health

Ever wonder how your pregnancy can affect your oral health? Many new mothers experience different symptoms from pregnancy and many times oral side effects are one of the first to appear. Here are some things you should prepare for during your pregnancy. – Pregnancy Gingivitis Because pregnancy ca...
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Oral Piercings

What is it? Oral piercing is a newer and popular form of body art and self expression. There are multiple areas that can be pierced such as the tongue, lips, cheeks, or the uvula (the small piece of tissue that hangs at the back of the throat). Piercing these areas are not as safe as […]

Thumb, Finger, and Pacifier Habits

Like a number of parents, you may be concerned about your child’s thumb, finger, or pacifier habit. You may wonder if the habit is harming your child, or have questions such as; “At what age should my child stop?” or “What will happen if the habit is prolonged?”  This blog will address...
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Mouth Guards

A mouth guard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and sometimes the gums. Mouth guards are often used to protect the teeth from injury during sports, and from teeth grinding. When a child participates in a sporting or recreational activity, injuries can occur. A mouth guard...

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are placed to prevent tooth decay. A dental sealant is a thin material that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the permanent molars and premolars (back teeth), where decay occurs most often.  The sealant quickly bonds into the pits and fissures (depressions and grooves) of the...

Flossing & Fluoride in Children

Why Floss? Flossing removes plaque between teeth in areas where a toothbrush can’t reach.  Flossing once a day is an important part of overall oral hygiene.  As soon as a child’s teeth start to touch, it’s time to start flossing.  Due to the skill required, parents often need to assist o...