Children's Dental Center with patient
June 29, 2018 J. B. Selecman, DDS

What is Gingivitis and How to Fix It

It seems as though gingivitis is one of those words we hear often without really understanding what it means. From toothpaste ads, mouthwash commercials, and brochures at your dentist’s office, there is a lot of talk about it, but you may not be clear on what exactly gingivitis is, how it is caused, and what Read More

Woman holding a paper shopping bag
May 31, 2018 Chris Rowland, DDS

Best Foods For Oral Health

Finding the right toothbrush and toothpaste for your child is great for maintaining your little one’s oral health, but did you know that the foods you feed your child make a difference, too? Walking through the grocery store, you’ll see aisles upon aisles of colorful fruits and vegetables. Each of these foods contains tons of Read More

Portrait of smiling mother and daughter brushing teeth
April 30, 2018 J. B. Selecman, DDS

Best Toothpaste for Your Child

Here at Children’s Dental Center, we know that evaluating the many brands of toothpaste claiming to be best for children can be an overwhelming task.  Selecting an appropriately sized toothbrush and a nourishing, cleansing brand of children’s toothpaste is important for maintaining excellent oral health. In addition to asking us for toothpaste suggestions, know that Read More

girl smiling
March 30, 2018 Chris Rowland, DDS

Teeth Grinding: The Problems It Can Cause & How to Resolve Them

If you have a child that grinds their teeth, chances are good it’s cost you a few hours of sleep and at least that many hours worth of worry over time. How can so much noise come out of such a small person? And so much awful noise, at that! As alarming as it can Read More

confused girl
February 27, 2018 J. B. Selecman, DDS

How Oral Health Affects Overall Health

Have you ever wondered if a problem in your mouth is affecting the rest of your body? Well, it could be. For example, gum disease is linked to a host of illnesses including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes to name a few. Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist can protect you from Read More

Young girl missing a tooth
January 31, 2018 Chris Rowland, DDS

What to Do If Your Child Is Missing a Permanent Tooth

When our children are young and lose a baby tooth, we look forward to a visit from the tooth fairy. But what if you have an older child or a teenager that has lost a permanent tooth, or who has never developed one or more of their adult teeth? Far from being a cause for Read More

water drop ripple effect
January 17, 2018 J. B. Selecman, DDS

Why Drinking Water is Good for Oral Health

We all know that drinking water is healthy for our bodies. It’s the healthiest drink out there! It keeps us hydrated, which by extension keeps our skin and other organs healthy. It’s also good for losing weight since there are no calories in water. But did you know that drinking water is beneficial for your Read More

father showing daughter to brush teeth
Chris Rowland, DDS

10 Keys to Taking the Fear Out of Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Your Child’s First Dental Visit: 10 Tips to Eliminate Their Fear When you’re growing up, a lot of things can be a little scary – the first day at a new school, booster shots from your Pediatrician, and yes, even visits to see your dentist. Dentist visits are one of those things that kids know Read More

Mother holding her daughter with flowers
J. B. Selecman, DDS

How Your Child Can Benefit From A Pediatric Dentist

When you get right down to it, parenting often consists of asking yourself one question after another. What’s the best baby swing? Which pediatrician is the most highly recommended? Should we start a college fund? Will anyone know if I feed him cake for breakfast? What are the benefits of a pediatric dentist? When should Read More

Young girl with pigtails missing teeth
Chris Rowland, DDS

Why Haven’t All My Child’s Baby Teeth Come In?

Your baby’s first tooth is a major milestone, and sometimes it can feel as though we’re checking compulsively for it for months before we get even a glimpse of pearly white! The age the teeth emerge will vary quite a bit from baby to baby, but waiting month to month in vain can often up Read More

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