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Pediatric Dentistry Blog


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...

SEP 14 2017
Flouride September 14th, 2017

Fluoride   Fluoride is well known for helping to strengthen teeth. Not many people actually know what fluoride is; they just know it’s something that benefits their mouth. Fluoride is often referred to as nature’s cavity fighter – and for good reason! Fluoride, a ...

SEP 12 2017
Dental Sealant September 12th, 2017

Dental Sealants   Even someone with a very vigilant dental hygiene routine can still be susceptible to cavities. Certain people are simply more prone to dental cavities due to the shape and structure of their teeth. If your dentist notices you or someone in your family is prone to advanced d...

JUL 28 2017
Baby Teeth: To Pull or Not to Pull July 28th, 2017

Baby Teeth: To Pull or Not to Pull By age 3, most children have all 20 of their primary teeth. However, you only have about three years or so without much tooth-related drama. Those teeth that likely have caused your child so plenty of pain as they were coming in and so much stress for you are ca...

JUN 12 2017
Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP’s 4th Annual Walk/Run/Roll June 12th, 2017

This past weekend, we participated in the annual Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP’s 4th Annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes 5K & 1 Mile Accessible Walk! We were honored to be involved with this special event! Find out more about the organization here - http://www.makelemonaide.or...

FEB 28 2017
How to Prepare for Your Child’s Sedation Visit February 28th, 2017

For children, a trip to the dentist can be overwhelming. Whether your child already suffers from anxiety or is simply nervous for an upcoming procedure, your dentist may recommend some level of sedation for the procedure to be successful and for your child to be comfortable. Many parents get worried...

OCT 13 2016
Sealants have benefits for children and adults! October 13th, 2016

The benefits of sealants for children and adults! Sealants are extra protection for your teeth. Your mouth’s natural cleanser, saliva, rinses away bacteria and keeps the smooth surfaces of teeth fairly clean. Fluoride is also most beneficial on the smooth surfaces of teeth. But what about the...

OCT 3 2016
Announcing our 10th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back! October 3rd, 2016

For the 10th year in a row, Dr. Michael Foley (“Dr. Mike”) and his staff at Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are inviting children and schools in the area to bring in their Halloween candy and earn $1 per pound! Last year, Foley collected over 5,000 pounds of Halloween and hopes to...