Dental Facts and Findings on Thumb Sucking Treatments

Are you aware of the risks associated with thumb sucking in children? Because many individuals often think of it as a way for them to stay calm and relaxed when they are not feeling well or as a way to help them cope with any issues they may have, the truth is thumb-sucking can have several consequences to the health... read more »

The Things to Expect During Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Your child deserves a top-notch oral health and smile. This is why it’s important to care for their teeth and gums regularly. One way to do so is by bringing them into Pediatric Dental Associates for their first dental appointment around their first birthday or six months after their first tooth erupted. This appointment is important for your child’s smile... read more »

What to Know About Losing Baby Teeth

Everybody loves the tooth fairy! Who doesn’t thrill to get a few coins (or dollars!) for losing a baby tooth? This turns a potential distressing event into something fun. So, what can you do as a parent to help your child when a tooth is ready to come out? Well, it’s good to know the facts about what is happening.... read more »

How the Habit of Thumb-sucking Can Cause Oral and Social Issues

Thumb-sucking is one way in which a baby or child soothes his or herself, but it can affect their oral health negatively. Read today’s blog about how this stress-reliever may cause potential future oral problems. When a baby or child sucks his or her thumb, it’s usually because they are stressed about something or feel insecure. As a parent or... read more »

A Child with a Large Cavity Might Need a Dental Crown

Children often struggle to maintain a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine. Even if they do remember to brush each morning and night while also making a concerted effort to floss once each day, a child’s propensity for sweets could still encourage a cavity to develop. Primary teeth are often smaller than permanent adult teeth. If the cavity compromises... read more »

Holiday Treats for Children With Braces: Eat This, Not That

Holidays can be a fun time, with family, friends, and delicious foods. Those with braces may feel that their holiday treats are pretty limited this year. The good news is, there are still plenty of holiday foods they CAN eat! Here are some common culprits for broken braces, and some great coordinating options for a delightful, braces-friendly holiday. Popcorn: Popcorn... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Pediatric Dental Associates, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles.... read more »