What New Parents Should Know About Taking Their Kid to the Dentist

Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding things that can happen to you, but it also requires you to learn a plethora of new information. Bandaging up scraped knees, reading bedtime stories, and learning how to balance life as a parent is all standard protocol. There is, however another aspect of parenting that … Continued

What Are Dental Emergencies and How Can Parents Prevent Them?

When we think of the word medical emergency, our minds automatically imagine a painful physical injury — a broken leg or twisted ankle, perhaps. But most parents know what to do in case of an emergency. Your first reaction will likely be to drive over to the nearest emergency room to have a licensed doctor … Continued

Start Life With Strong Teeth

The foundation for a healthy lifelong smile begins in childhood, even in infancy. Some people think that children’s dental health doesn’t matter all that much. Baby teeth are going to fall out anyway, so it doesn’t matter if kids have cavities, right? Wrong. First, a healthy mouth allows children to speak well and eat their … Continued

The First Doctor to Preach Dental Hygiene

The First Doctor to Preach Dental Hygiene   Everyone today cleans their teeth (or at least knows that they should). We do it at home with a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing, and then we supplement home care with periodic professional dental cleanings. But the idea that it’s important to clean your teeth … Continued

3 Ways to Teach Children Good Oral Hygiene at Home

No one wants to look in the mirror and see food caught in their teeth- it can be embarrassing. But keeping food from getting stuck in your teeth isn’t just about maintaining appearances. A clean mouth means a healthy mouth. With proper oral hygiene, you’ll avoid the build up of plaque, discoloration, gingivitis and other … Continued

Halloween: A Kid’s Dream and a Dentist’s Nightmare

All kids (and some parents) want to load up on all the Halloween candy they can get. Why even have the “Trick” in “Trick or Treat”?! Right?   As a pediatric dentist, I obviously don’t want your kids to eat too many sweets. Although I love seeing their smiling faces, I don’t want to find … Continued

The Upsides and Downsides of Pacifiers

Babies are born with an innate sucking reflex for feeding, but babies also find sucking to be a soothing and enjoyable activity in itself. Pacifiers are a way to give babies an outlet for their sucking predisposition and to make them feel calm and reassured. The word “pacify” is right there in the name. Generally … Continued

Best Healthy Snacks for Kids This School Year – Easy, Quick and On-The-Go

Summer is quickly approaching which means shuttling kids to soccer practice, busy days at dance recitals, sleepovers, and convenient snacks and meals in-between. Handing your kids pre-packaged snacks or stopping at the drive-thru saves time, but these snacks tend to contain larger amounts of calories and sugar which can lead to pesky cavities. Dr. Camps … Continued

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