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Pediatric Dentistry Blog


NOV 8 2018
Removing Baby Teeth - What You Need to Know! November 8th, 2018

Baby teeth are meant to be lost so that the incoming adult teeth can emerge without issue. Most of the time, baby teeth are lost naturally, or due to an impactful force that’s not uncommon in childhood. However, even after children lose their baby teeth they should still take caution in the d...

NOV 1 2018
The Winning Smiles Halloween Candy Buy-Back! November 1st, 2018

For the 12th year in a row, Dr. Michael Foley and his staff at Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are inviting children and schools in the area to participate in the Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event on Thursday, November 1 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm. Children are invited to exchange their Hallowe...

OCT 25 2018
Why Does My Child Need Sealants on Their Baby Teeth? October 25th, 2018

The best way to prevent cavities is to brush each morning and night and floss daily, but sometimes little teeth need some extra help from dental sealants. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that prevent food and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves of back teeth, helping to avoid cavities. ...

OCT 9 2018
Fluoride and Toddlers October 9th, 2018

Like all other consumable substances, fluoride is another item that should be talked about with your dentist to see if you or your child needs more in their diet. That being said, do toddlers need fluoride? We hope to answer that question for parents worrying about their tiny people’s even ti...

JUN 19 2018
The Ins And Outs of Thumb Sucking June 19th, 2018

Parents typically have long lists of concerns when it comes to the health and wellness of their children. They want their kids to grow up healthy without developing any habits that would jeopardize their development. Thumb sucking is one of the things caregivers worry about as their babies grow and...

MAY 17 2018
Tips for Teaching Your Children How to Brush Their Teeth May 17th, 2018

It is important to start oral care at an early age. Instilling the Importance of adequate Dental Care at an early age is extremely beneficial. Learning and practicing good oral hygiene habits at a young age is important for long-term oral health. Parents can teach their children how to brush and ho...

APR 26 2018
What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? April 26th, 2018

Most infants start teething as early as 6 months, which means that the foundation for good dental care and proper oral hygiene habits begins at this young age. Even though your child’s baby teeth are temporary, they are still susceptible to cavities. These early cavities are often referred to...

APR 3 2018
Pacifiers and Your Baby’s Oral Health April 3rd, 2018

  Pacifiers help soothe fussy babies, but many parents are concerned about the effects of these long-term soothing devices. Although pacifiers can indeed contribute to tooth decay and affect the growth of children's mouths and teeth, these problems only occur when they're used incorrectly. W...

MAR 15 2018
What is Microdontia? March 15th, 2018

It’s an established fact that genetics have an impact on a person’s overall health. But did you know they can also determine how teeth develop? Characterized by very small teeth, microdontia is a common oral health problem that often runs in families. Adults affected by microdontia may ...

JAN 26 2018
Streptococcus Mutans and Your Baby’s Oral Health January 26th, 2018

Streptococcus Mutans and Your Baby’s Oral Health  There’s no doubt babies are kissable, but there’s good reason to take pause before you pucker up. Kissing your baby on the lips may increase their baby’s chances of developing cavities.  Parents who share food, dr...

NOV 21 2017
Every Baby Should See a Dentist “By Age 1” November 21st, 2017

The Importance of Having a Dental Home – and Why Every Baby Should See a Dentist “By Age 1”  New parents often wonder when their child should first see a dentist. The short answer is their first visit should be by their first birthday. That's the view of the American Academ...

NOV 2 2017
Infant Frenectomy: A Simple Solution to a Painful Problem November 2nd, 2017

Ankyloglossia, better known as a tongue-tie, is among the most common obstacles nursing mothers and babies face. A baby has a tongue-tie when the piece of skin connecting the baby’s tongue to the floor if their mouth is too short. This restricts movement of the tongue, making it difficult for...

OCT 17 2017
CANDY BUY BACK October 17th, 2017

WINNING SMILES CANDY BUY BACK Dear Parents, Your Participation is essential and your support shows your family the importance of dental hygiene - Great feeling of helping thers and earning a few dollars at the same time.  Most importantly, your family will have a ton of fun hanging with u...

OCT 17 2017
What to do with a Chipped or Broken Tooth October 17th, 2017

You're chomping on ice, or perhaps a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn't melt or dissolve. You get a bad feeling as you come to the realization that this mystery object, is in fact, a piece of broken tooth. Although the enamel that covers your tee...

SEP 19 2017
The Importance of Mouthguards September 19th, 2017

The Importance of Mouthguards Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating — everything would suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sp...