Thumb sucking is one of the most recognizable behaviors found in children. Sucking is a natural reflex and infants and young children may use thumbs, fingers, pacifiers, and other objects on which to suck. It may make them feel secure and happy, or provide a sense of security at difficult periods. Since thumb sucking is relaxing, […]
Your child’s primary teeth (commonly called “baby teeth”) are pretty interesting, and we’re not just saying that because we’re pediatric dentists. In most mouths, there are 20 primary teeth in total. They are already present in your child’s jaw at the time of birth and they will usually begin to appear between the ages of […]
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 […]