Gum Disease: Do You Have This Silent Disease?

When people think about issues they might experience with their mouth, most of them immediately think of tooth decay. If a friend or family member tells you they need to have dental work completed due to an issue, it’s not uncommon that the assumption would be a cavity, root canal or something of that nature. There is another silent disease that can actually cause more problems with not only the mouth but the entire body as well—gum disease.

CDC Reports Benefits of Dental Sealants for Children

CDC Reports Benefits of Dental Sealants for Children Dental sealants are placed over the pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth. Their goal is to protect those surfaces from the start of tooth decay. As soon as the permanent molars erupt, we typically recommend placing sealants. Depending on how susceptible each individual’s teeth…

At What Age do I Begin Taking My Kids to the Dentist?

New or expecting parents often inquire about what age their children should begin seeing the dentist. In a perfect world, we would begin seeing children for visits after their first teeth begin erupting. Unfortunately, very few would be willing to cooperate at that age. Our hope is to become their ‘dental home’ at an early age and start developing a sense of familiarity and a positive relationship. We more frequently recommend their first visit around the age of 2-3 or when all of their primary (baby) teeth have erupted.