February 22, 2017

When talking with parents about their child's oral health habits, I often here the phrase "they brush their own teeth."  But what exactly does this mean?  For a 2 year old it usually means they suck on the brush.  For a 5 year old they will normally swish the brush aro...

February 15, 2017

Back in the 80's "behavior management" was taught in pediatric dental residencies because a pediatric dentist was likely to have some children that would not "cooperate", and the dental treatment must get done, so the dentist needed to know how to manage the "uncoopera...

February 8, 2017

Most pediatric dentists these days are "in network" with one or more dental insurance companies.  Because the majority of families have some sort of coverage, it only makes sense that a practice would accept the major carriers.  Why, because many families with several...

February 1, 2017

There seems to be varying opinions out there on when a child should have their first dental check-up.  It's usually the pediatrician that suggests a dental visit.  I've heard 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or after all the teeth are in.  The American Dental Association and...

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