How Dental Sealants Can Protect Your Child’s Teeth

February 7, 2019

  DID YOU KNOW, on average, a child smiles around 400 times per day? That’s up to ten times more than the average adult! No matter how many times your little one smiles, we want to help them make sure theirs remains healthy throughout their childhood. One way to protect your child’s pearly whites is by […]


Baby Teeth Myths—Busted!

January 17, 2019

  YOU MIGHT THINK that baby teeth don’t matter because “they’re just going to fall out anyway,” but think again! There are a lot of myths about baby teeth out there, so we’re going to set the record straight: here’s a list of the top four baby teeth myths, BUSTED! Myth #1: Baby Teeth Aren’t Important Although baby […]


Numbness and Tissue Biting (Cheek, Lip or Tongue)

March 24, 2014

   If your child bites his lip, cheek or tongue following the administration of local anesthetic, please call the office for instructions. If there is excessive bleeding from the mouth following dental treatment, please call the office and be prepared to return to the office for a no charge observation exam.   The signs of lip, […]


Watch Your Child Carefully Following Dental Treatment

It only takes a second for a child to damage soft tissues by chewing on them or by sucking on lips or cheeks. Younger children will leave the operatory with a “tooth pillow,” which is a cotton roll or gauze. This is placed between the teeth to remind the child that his tissues are asleep. […]


Numbness Associated With Local Anesthetic

 Local anesthetic is the most effective way of eliminating any discomfort that may accompany dental treatment. The only downside to a comfortable dental visit and anesthetized teeth is the associated numbness of the adjacent soft tissues, the lips, the cheeks and the tongue. The duration of numbness varies. The effect will differ between two individuals, […]