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, we are happy to see your... Read more »

How to Be the Tooth Fairy Your Child Has Been Dreaming Of

Most children begin losing teeth around age 6. If you want to bring the magic of the Tooth Fairy alive in your home, you’ll have to take up the mantle! This may seem like a daunting task, so Dr. Jonathan Konz and our team are more than happy to provide... Read more »

The Ages of the Toothbrush

How did our beloved toothbrush come to be? Have you ever been curious about that? Our dentist and team are happy to briefly go over the history of the toothbrush with you. The Ancient Toothbrush Since ancient times, people have been making tools to clean their teeth. Around 3500 to... Read more »

Toothpaste Through History

Where did toothpaste come from? Our pediatric dentist and team would love to enlighten you on the history of toothpaste. Around 5000 BC, the Egyptians began using a paste to clean their teeth. This was before any form of toothbrush had been invented. Those in Ancient Greek and Rome are... Read more »