What You Need to Know About Pediatric Dental Care

Pediatric dental care wasn’t always taken very seriously. There was a time when it was uncommon for young children to even go to the dentist at all and dental problems were left untreated because, well, baby teeth will fall out eventually, right? When you know better, you do better, and luckily, these days we are all fully aware of the …

Coping with Baby Teething Problems

It’s an exciting milestone when we see those first bits of white poking through our baby’s gums, but all parents know that the lead up to those initial few teeth can be rough, to put it mildly. They’re crying, soaked with drool, uncomfortable, not sleeping well—and in those rare moments when they’re not screaming, they’re crawling around the house putting …

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! What Should I Do?

If your child comes to you with a scraped knee, you wash it off and give them a bandage. If they get bumped in the head while playing basketball, you give them an ice pack to bring down the swelling. You know exactly what to do in these situations, but what if your child knocks out a tooth? As pediatric …

Thumb Sucking: Is It Normal?

Does your baby, toddler, or preschooler suck their thumb or finger? Up until around 3 years of age, thumb sucking is a normal behavior. It’s known as a soothing mechanism that some children use from the time they are in the womb through their early childhood years.  While it may be developmentally normal in early childhood, thumb sucking can eventually …