Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your child’s smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of their teeth and gums in between checkups. Our practice wants to make sure that your child gets the most out of their office visits, and that their teeth stay healthy for life! We’ll work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your child’s smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.
Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups
Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining good oral health. Learn more about dental exams & cleanings here.
Visiting the dentist every six months gives you and your child the chance to talk with your doctor and receive answers for any questions you may have about your family’s oral health. Checkups are also a great way to find out about new treatments that may benefit your child’s smile.
Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush
From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it’s important to choose the right products. Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush be sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Your dentist can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.
Did you know that at birth, people already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin erupting after six months, and that by age 21 there are no more primary teeth and all 32 permanent teeth have erupted?
Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!
Anatomy of a Tooth
Tooth Eruption Chart
The Story of Headgear
This video explains how a child's face needs to grow forward in order for her to have a fully grown airway. Certain types of orthodontic treatment stunt the growth of children's faces, and as a result, these children end up with disrupted breathing and sleep apnea for the rest of their lives. This video calls for an end to orthodontic growth stunting.
Finding Connor Deegan
Hear the story of Connor Deegan and his struggles with sleep apnea.
Dr. Kathleen Carson
Baby Eli brief clip of snoring - Mothers, did you know?
Mother pulls her baby boy's jaw forward while he is asleep and snoring - that opens the airway and he can breath - get oxygen to the brain and the rest of the body.