7 Ways to Help Children Enjoy Visiting the Dentist’s Office

Do your kids like to sit calmly at the dentist’s office? Or are they more the bounce-off-the-walls type? Whichever group they fall into, you can use these seven tips to help them enjoy visiting the dentist’s office. -Make sure they sleep well the night before their appointment. Exhausted children are unlikely to be happy, so… Read more »

Dental Sealants: What You Should Know

Do you make a point of flossing and brushing regularly? Do you schedule regular checkups with our dentist at least once every six months? Do you help your children do these things as well? Still, do you ever wonder if there could be something else you might consider doing for your teeth? If so, there… Read more »

A Painful, Fractured Tooth Needs Professional Treatment

Dental fractures are often the result of an oral trauma or dental accident. Teens who play in a contact sport without a quality mouthguard are at exceeding risk of suffering a severe dental fracture. When this happens, the extent of the damage to the tooth will determine the treatment method Dr. John Anderson recommends. Random… Read more »

Canker Sores: The Facts

What do you know about canker sores? Would you be surprised to learn that there are several differences between canker sores and cold sores? For example, canker sores usually only form inside your mouth, whether on your tongue, lips, or cheeks. Similarly, canker sores aren’t contagious. Fortunately, no one knows the exact cause of these… Read more »

Why Headgear is a Marvelous Invention

Have you seen the Pixar movie Finding Nemo? Then you likely remember a child named Darla who wears headgear. She’s also rather mean to the fish. It’s awkward. Perhaps you also remember the kids in your middle school or high school wore it. Maybe you had your own headgear experience and you were teased for… Read more »

Rethinking When to Get Braces

Braces. They’re not something that brings to mind an adult, but most of the time you find yourself thinking of an awkward teenager with a metal smile. This is the most common view people have when thinking of braces, but it’s not the most ideal situation. Braces are actually much more useful and ideal at… Read more »

The Adventures of the Tooth Fairy

Think back on the days that you believed in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Do you remember the excitement the prospect of losing a baby tooth brought? Knowing that the Tooth Fairy was going to come to take the tooth and leave money, whether it was a dime, quarter, or dollar, is a highlight… Read more »

Oral Health in Children: The Early Years

The early years in a child’s oral health can be some of the most important of all. As their first set of teeth begin to grow in, their dentist will be able to see if everything is lining up as it should be for a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime. A child will… Read more »

How to Pick a Toothbrush for Your Child

Do you know what you would do while you’re standing in the store choosing a toothbrush for your child? Did you know that your little one’s toothbrush can actually have a major impact on their oral health? How do you choose the right brush for your child? The first thing you should consider is the… Read more »

What Does the Tooth Fairy Have in Common with Your Child’s Dentist?

The Tooth Fairly has been making children smile for decades, along with Santa and the Easter Bunny. But unlike Santa and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy visits children throughout the year, as a child loses up to 20 baby teeth before their permanent teeth come in. That’s a lot of visits to impress upon your… Read more »