According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States. For reference, about 20% of kids aged 5-11 years have at least one untreated decayed tooth. Additionally, a study conducted by the University of Southern California found that roughly ⅓ of […]
If your child is a candidate for braces, chances are both of you have a least a few questions and potential concerns. Young children and even teens may feel a combination of apprehension and excitement as they begin their journey towards a straighter smile. Here’s what you can do to help them prepare for orthodontic treatment: […]
Elizabeth City Pediatric Dentist The unfortunate truth is that accidents happen whether it be a sports injury, a fall of their bike, or simply tripping. While most chipped teeth are not serious, if the damage is beyond the tooth’s enamel layer, there is a risk of infection and tooth loss. Some children seem to be […]
As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, it’s time to schedule a dental visit. The ADA recommends that the first dental visit take place within six months after the first tooth appears, but no later than a child’s first birthday. Don’t wait for them to start school or until there’s an emergency. Get your […]
Pediatric dental offices are colorful, fun, and child-friendly. Dental phobias are often rooted in childhood, so it is essential that the child feel comfortable, safe, and trusting of the dentist from the outset. The pediatric dentist focuses on several different forms of oral care: Prevention – Tooth decay is the most prevalent childhood ailment. Fortunately, […]
As we welcome the warmer weather it is important to stay hydrated. Is your child’s sweet tooth harming their teeth as well as the overall health? Help create a healthier lifestyle for your child and make the switch!
This year Red Noses, which raises awareness and funds to help children in need, arrived with a touch of silver sparkle, because giving children a brighter future is something to celebrate!
Warmer weather is here! It’s important to stay hydrated while avoiding sugary or pre-sweetened beverages.
It’s not the sugar from the candy itself that gives your kids cavities, but rather what happens in their mouth after they eat the sugar. Some types of bacteria in the mouth feed on the sugars to create acids that destroy tooth enamel. Those acids create a bacterial infection that makes holes in teeth. Without […]