Infant Dental Care

Most babies don’t start getting teeth until they are about six months old. It is important to begin oral care for infants as soon as possible. Many dentists recommend an initial visit before the child’s first birthday. They will make sure their teeth and gums are being cared for and cleaned properly. It is a good idea to get in …

Tips for Being the Tooth Fairy

Many countries around the world have unique traditions to mark the loss of a child’s baby teeth. The tooth fairy legend is known to have originated in the United States in the early 1900s. Tooth fairies all leave behind a gift when they collect a tooth. Tips for Being the Tooth Fairy Tooth fairy notes – reinforcing the importance of dental …

Dry Mouth

  Definition Dry-Mouth also knows as xerostomia, is when you do not produce enough saliva needed in order to keep your mouth moisturized and wet.   Causes Everyone will eventually experience a dry mouth at least once. It occurs when your saliva glands in your mouth are not working properly. Here are some common causes… Certain Medications Autoimmune Disorders Smoking Stress …

Consequences of Thumb Sucking

Many children begin sucking behaviors to calm themselves starting at a young age. In fact,  many parents rely on pacifiers, toys, and other items that may encourage emotional regulation in children. As they get older, they may develop the habit of thumb sucking. There are a few negative side effects if the habit continues past age four. Here are a …