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 teeth grinding in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Carla LaLande has... 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 and young children discomfort and pain that may need treatments... 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 for small infants,a dab of toothpaste the size of a... 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 and 13. Just because your child’s baby teeth aren’t going... 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 children: - Pacifiers are just as bad for a child’s... 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 child’s unique smile and determine his or her individual needs.... 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 industry and area of expertise here on our website through... read more »