Protect Your Child’s Smile with an Athletic Mouth Guard

If your child is involved in sports or sports-related activities, we at Price Pediatric Dentistry urge you to consider a mouth guard to protect your child’s mouth. Every year, at least five million teeth are knocked out. If your child uses a mouth guard, he or she is 60 times less likely to lose a tooth. The American Dental Association... read more »

How to Wean Your Child off of Thumb Sucking

Young children suck on pacifiers, thumbs, and fingers to soothe themselves, help themselves fall asleep, and to learn about the world. Thumb sucking helps young children feel happy and secure. Children usually stop sucking their thumbs around two to four years old, or when their permanent teeth begin to erupt. If your child continues to suck their thumb after their... read more »

Eat These Seven Foods for a Healthier Smile

If you’re looking for tasty ways to keep your teeth clean and strong, your search is over. The following seven foods, in addition to improving your overall health, are especially beneficial to your teeth and gums. 1. Apples Apples are a sweet end to a meal or snack. The texture of apples stimulates your gums and acts as a scrubbing... read more »

Soothing Tips for Your Teething Baby

Having a teething baby is tough for parents, especially if they aren’t quite sure what to do to comfort their child. If you are considered one of these people, our Price Pediatric Dentistry team has some tips for you! There are many things you can do to help your child feel better as their teeth grow into place, and those... read more »

How Dental Sealants Can Help

Even with proper brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to remove all of the plaque and food particles from the crevices of the back teeth. That’s where dental sealants come in! Dental sealant is a thin coating of resin that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants prevent tooth decay by sealing out plaque and... read more »

Got Questions About Baby Teeth? Find Answers Here

Baby teeth can be a bit confusing at times, especially because all they seem to do is fall out of the mouth. If you are one who would like to know more about baby teeth, our Price Pediatric Dentistry team is thrilled to help you! We have provided the answers to the following questions to give you the information you... read more »

What You Need To Know About Bruxism In Children

When you check on your child while they sleep, you may be surprised to hear them grinding their teeth. This problem is called bruxism, and about 30% of children experience it. Though most kids do grow out of teeth grinding and clenching at night, some experience continuous, severe bruxism that may necessitate further action. Causes Of Bruxism In Children There... read more »

Helping Your Child Enjoy Their First Dental Visit

Your baby is born with 20 primary teeth already hidden under the gum. These pearly whites begin emerging between six and twelve months, and by the time your child is three all twenty will be on display! It is never too soon to establish a healthy foundation for your child’s oral health care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends... read more »

Sweets, Acids, and Your Teeth

You’ve probably heard that you should avoid sweets because they’ll damage your teeth, but have you ever wondered if that claim is accurate? Or have you ever asked yourself why sugar could potentially damage your smile? Of course, you can always enjoy treats that aren’t full of sugar. For example, you may consider salty snacks such as pretzels or popcorn.... read more »

How to Help Your Child Grow Into a Healthy Smile

One of the best things you can do for your child is teach them how to properly care for their smile. This knowledge will help them in their everyday lives for years to come, and it will help them have a strong and successful oral health. You can even start teaching your child the ways of oral hygiene by the... read more »