Smile Starters Pediatric Dentistry Library

Dental Healthcare

Prevent Cavities

A crucial way to help limit cavities—regardless of whether they run in your family—is to diligently brush and floss, which physically pushes bacteria, plaque, and sugar off the teeth. Fluoride is an essential part of dental health because it not only restores calcium to decaying teeth, but also limits the more...

Truth about Cavities

We often hear questions asking, what is the correct age to bring a child to the dentist? Many parents think that the child's baby teeth will soon fall out so why bother with a dentist. We believe this article which covers these issues, does a good job explaining about children and cavities. more...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

October is ADHD Awareness Month and the team at Smile Starters Pediatric Dentistry would like to share this article with all our families. Here at Smile Starters, we like to make sure that not only do our patients have healthy teeth, but they have healthy minds and bodies too! more...

Mouth Breathing

Many of you have asked us about your child's breathing. We found the following article that is very informative and written by Susan Bekir, an expert in Allergy. If any of you want to discuss this further with us, please schedule an appointment or bring it up at your child's next appointment. more...

Sports Care

When your child begins playing sports such as hockey, football and basketball, you should invest in a high-quality sports mouth guard. Sports mouth guards are responsible for protecting your child's adult teeth from fractures caused by trauma. While you can purchase over-the-counter more...

Playing sports is a great way for your kids to get exercise and socialize with their peers. As much fun as a new sport may be for your little one, young athletes are at a higher risk for sports-related injuries. With fall sports in full swing, protecting your child's teeth while they play sports, more...

Seven Steps for Your Child’s Dental Health

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease - five times more common than Asthma, four times more common than early Childhood Obesity, and 20 times more common than Diabetes. Children with dental pain may more...

New Year's Resolution

It is the perfect time to start resolutions for healthier habits. Whether it's improving toothbrushing habits or completing dental treatment, the benefits of setting goals can be rewarding and motivating: more...

Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day

The Tooth Fairy is a fantasy figure of early childhood in Western and Western-influenced cultures. The folk-lore states that when children lose one of their baby teeth, they should place it underneath their pillow or on their bedside table and the Tooth Fairy will visit while they sleep, more...

Your Safety Is Our Number One Priority

In addition to the procedural changes we have implemented since we reopened in June, we had installed a new air management and infection control system to ensure the safest possible environment for our patients and their families. more...

Treatments

Reversing Numbness

We are introducing a new product called OraVerse, which will rapidly reverse the lingering numbness of the lip and tongue from local dental anesthetic. Numbness from a local anesthetic is something most of you are used to when visiting the dentist. But lingering numbness can be limiting, more...

Lightscalpel for Laser Frenectomy

First signs of restricted frenula can be from when a mother has difficulties breastfeeding. A painful or shallow latch can occur or the baby can have difficulty expressing milk properly from the breast. The second stage of symptoms usually occur when the child is developing their more...