Principles Concerning Teething

If you have a child who is starting to teethe, you must do your part to ensure their smile will shine through for years to come. Teething begins in children when teeth rub against the gum line and break through to become visible in their mouth. It can cause infants... Read more »

Protect Your Child’s Smile

Because children are not able to brush their own teeth effectively, they need the help of a parent or caregiver. You can protect child’s smile with helpful brushing tips. To learn more about brushing for kids, please read the following: - When considering how much toothpaste needs to be used... Read more »

Caring for Your Child’s Baby Teeth

Your baby’s first tooth should appear around the age of 6 months, and by the time she reaches two or three, all 20 should have erupted. Around the age of six, her permanent teeth should start replacing her baby teeth. That process should be finished between the ages of 12... Read more »

How to Avoid Thumb Sucking Habits in Young Children

Did you know that sucking on thumbs can damage your smile and your natural teeth alignment? Given the dangers that exist, thumb sucking should be discouraged when you see your child begin to practice the habit. Listed below are helpful tips on how to avoid thumb sucking habits in young... Read more »

Your Child’s Dental Checkup

Having regular dental appointments is important for your child’s oral health. Dr. Carla LaLande suggests that your child come in for a checkup at least twice a year. Depending on your child’s oral health, he or she may need to visit our office more often. Our dentist will examine your... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Children's Dental Care & Orthodontics, 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... Read more »