Tooth Fairy Aspirations

Your child is about to lose their first tooth. You know what this means: it’s time for the Tooth Fairy! But you’ve never taken on this responsibility before. How does one become the Tooth Fairy? Dr. Hunter, Dr. Coe, and our team are happy to offer some fun ideas. Setting... Read more »

Your Child’s Dental Visit

Your child’s very first dental visit should be early in life. In fact, she should see the dentist within six months after her first tooth has come in, but before her first birthday. Ideally, you should not wait until your child has a toothache or another dental emergency before bringing... Read more »

The Advantages of Receiving Early Orthodontic Treatment

Because of the advancements in orthodontic technology, it’s possible to align the smiles of many at the early years of life. This is often part of two-phase orthodontics, which is the process of correcting smile problems at a younger age to prepare for a complete orthodontic treatment in the future.... Read more »

Developing Good Brushing Habits

Practicing dental hygiene is a must — anyone who’s been kissed can agree to that. Yet while you hope your child won’t be snogging for roughly the next 20 years, starting down the road to good oral health is a necessity with your children while they’re still young. That’s why... Read more »

Is Baby Teeth Grinding Dangerous?

Baby teeth grinding can send chills down your spine. As your child clenches their jaws and rub their chompers together, it makes you want to yell for help. You don’t want your baby to wear down their little teeth, right? Well, to help you feel more at ease about baby... Read more »

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 »