How to Help Your Child Have a Strong Smile

If you want your child to have a strong and healthy smile, then there are things you need to do regularly. These things can help your child have the top-notch teeth and gums they need to chew, eat, and talk properly. They can also help your child have an attractive smile. Our pediatric dentists are happy to list the things... read more »

The Teething Timeline of Your Child

You may be wondering if your child’s teeth are developing properly. While every child’s smile is different, there are a few general rules you can expect your child to follow. Your little one will probably start getting their baby teeth between the age of six and ten months. Their last tooth should erupt before they’re three years old, but will... read more »

Breastfeeding is Amazing for Your Baby’s Oral Health

The nutrients in breastmilk are specifically designed to help your baby fight disease. It even reduces long-term health threats like asthma, ear infections, SIDS and obesity. But here’s something particularly fascinating to us at All Kids Dental Pediatrics & Orthodontics: there is solid evidence that breastfeeding improves your child’s oral health. Your baby is typically born with their all of... read more »

Orthodontic Alignments Are Required for the Following Malocclusions

Are you suffering from irregular alignment with your teeth? If so, it is probably a malocclusion. Orthodontic alignments are often required for many types of malocclusions. Here are some things you should know about the various kinds of malocclusions: - Transposition malocclusions affect teeth beneath the gum line, resulting in teeth erupting in the wrong places. - Underbites, also called... read more »

Helpful Cleaning Tips for Orthodontic Braces

Did you know that orthodontic braces require a fair amount of cleaning and care to ensure they are working properly? Similar to a car, braces must be constantly checked to ensure they are functioning properly. If you let your braces fall into disrepair, they can drastically increase your recovery time. One of the best ways to keep your braces safe... read more »

Caring for a Child’s Smile in Their Early Years

Caring for a child’s smile in the early years begins before the first tooth has even appeared. If you are, or are going to be, a parent or a guardian of a young child, then it is important to establish a plan for a child’s early oral health care well in advance. An infant relies on the care of others... read more »

How to Make Dental Hygiene Fun for Kids

As your child grows, he or she learns how to take care of themselves. One of the skills they need to gain during this time is how to brush his or her teeth. Helping your child get into the habit of brushing at least twice a day for two minutes can be difficult. However, if you are creative, you can... read more »

The Top 5 Benefits of Invisible Braces

Are you contemplating getting braces, but are unsure of where to begin? When considering what types of braces to get, there are a myriad of factors to take into account. The following is a list of the benefits of switching to invisible orthodontic aligners, such as Invisalign®, compared to traditional wire braces. Benefits of Invisalign orthodontic clear braces: - Healthier... read more »

The Promises Your ADA Dentist Makes Each Day

Did you know your dentist is a member of the American Dental Association? Well, it’s true! The ADA is an organization that helps each dentist do their absolute best each day. In fact, there are five promises that each dentist needs to keep, and those promises are: No. 1: Respect a patient’s wants and needs As a patient, you have... read more »

Should You Pull Your Kid’s Baby Tooth?

As you know, most parents don’t want to see their child in pain. In fact, many parents struggle to see their parents in any pain at all, regardless of how uncomfortable they are. Similarly, most parents wouldn’t intentionally do anything detrimental to their child’s health. With that in mind, what would you do if your child’s tooth falls out? Should... read more »