What Should and Shouldn’t Go in Your Teen’s Smile

With so many concerns surrounding your teen’s healthy development, one important factor to manage is their oral health. During this time in their life, they are exposed to new situations and fads with their peers. You can help them navigate this stage to build healthy habits for a lifetime of... Read more »

Caring for Your Child’s Smile

As their primary caregiver, one of the most important aspects of bringing your child in for their first dental visit is learning how best to care for their teeth. We are happy to show you how to clean their mouth daily and answer any questions or concerns you may have... Read more »

Helping Your Child Feel at Ease at the Dentist Office

Bringing your child in for their first dental visit early in their life is so they get used to being in a dental office and won’t get nervous. Once your child is older than two, depending on their temperament and personality, they might experience anxiety at the different sights and... Read more »

A Basic Review of the Teething Process

If you have had a child undergone teething already, then you know that both you and your child can be very uncomfortable during this time. To help you navigate this period and help a teething baby feel as comfortable as possible, Dr. Carla LaLande and our team offer further insight... Read more »

Teaching Kids How to Prevent Cavities

Parents have a lot of responsibilities and even more when you take into account all of the lessons they’re supposed to teach their kids. One of the best things you can do as a parent to help your kids is to teach them how to take care of their mouth... Read more »

Your Kids can Love the Dentist

Does getting your kids to their annual dental checkups sometimes feel like a lot more work than it’s worth? If you answered yes, then you’re like a lot of the other parents we see in our practice. There is some good news about all of this, though - it’s possible... Read more »

Inquiries Into Pediatric Dentistry

Are you familiar with pediatric dentistry? Pediatric dentistry is a specialized area of dentistry that focuses on taking care of the smiles of younger individuals, which can include individuals who have special needs or are suffering from ailments that tend to arise with children. For additional questions and concerns regarding... Read more »

Dental Sealants for Pediatric Dental Care

Each of your child’s teeth are specifically shaped and have unique characteristics so that your child can bite and chew their food for easier digestion. For example, the primary function of molars and premolars is to grind up and chew food, which is why these back teeth often have chewing... Read more »

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with Toothbrushing for Kids

Building a better smile for your child consists of making sure that you provide all the necessary oral health care treatments. This includes knowing and understanding how to properly clean their teeth through the use of brushing. Not only do you need to focus on using proper techniques, but it... Read more »

Dental Crowns And You

If you have a discolored, misshapen, or weak tooth, your dentist may recommend getting a dental crown. Here are some basics about dental crowns to aid you in making your decision. A dental crown protects and restores your tooth. It covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, giving the... Read more »