Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Why Oral Care Is Important to Your Child’s Development

Your child’s teeth play an important role in both oral and general development, and for this reason, it’s very important to help your child maintain healthy teeth as they grow up. Helping your child have a solid foundation of reliable oral health is much easier if your child’s oral care... Read more »

A Primary Tooth With a Large Cavity Might Need a Dental Cap

The average child has twenty primary teeth, that provide them with the basic ability to bite and process food before swallowing. They also provide a structural presence in their oral development that can influence the alignment of the permanent teeth that will one day take their place. A child who... Read more »

Pediatric Dentistry: Baby’s First Tooth Doctor May Last Into Adulthood

Have you considered a pediatric dentist for your child? You may think that a pediatric dentist is a field of dentistry limited to babies and small children, when in reality it is a specialty that encompasses much more--and may last well beyond a patients childhood. Certainly, the special focus of... Read more »

Choose Sealants for Your Child’s Smile

As parents, we all want our children to have a healthy smile. Sealants can protect teeth from decay by smoothing out natural pits and fissures in teeth. They help protect teeth from damaging plaque and acids. Early Application We recommend applying sealants soon after the permanent molars arrive. The first... Read more »

Tooth Fairy Tips

As a parent, it’s been a long time since you lost your first tooth. However, you may still remember the magic, wonder and excitement of leaving that tooth under your pillow and discovering that it had been replaced with a reward in the morning. Bringing that same magic to life... Read more »

Understanding Pediatric Dentistry

A pediatric dentist differs from other dentists in that he has been through additional years of rigorous training specifically for the treatment of infants and children. While all dentists receive essentially the same initial training, specialists such as periodontists and orthodontists receive additional education in their field, as do pediatric... Read more »

What to Do in a Pediatric Dental Emergency

You don’t want to be caught off guard when a dental emergency happens to your child. Accidents can occur at any time. Take time now to think about how you will respond, and you will be calm when an accident strikes. At Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we are happy to... Read more »