White Face Molar Crowns

Posted on August 15, 2014 White Face Molar Crowns For limited applications, I am now offering white faced crowns as an alternative to traditional stainless steel, silver crowns. White faced crowns require more tooth structure to be removed, cannot be custom fit to extent of stainless steel crowns and only come in one shade. That… Read more »

When is the right time to take my kid to the dentist?

Posted on August 22, 2014 When is the right time to take my child to the dentist? A lot of health issues are controversial, but this one isn’t. The right time to take your child to the first dental appointment is 12months. Since 2003 when the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their policy paper on… Read more »

Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Posted on October 15, 2014 Should wisdom teeth be removed on my teenager? Short answer: YES. Well it’s definitely Fall with temps dropping and Halloween décor going up. Want to hear a tale of gore and fright? Let’s talk about Wisdom teeth! As a pediatric dentist, I don’t often get patients complaining of wisdom teeth… Read more »

Pediatric Dental Sedation

Posted on March 4, 2015 Let’s discuss pediatric dental sedation. I recently read an interview with the president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Moody had some interesting insights and opinions on sedating children for dental treatment in the office versus taking a child to the hospital. Sedation by dentists is becoming increasingly… Read more »

Cool Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Posted on March 23, 2015 From the Desk of “Why do we have Wisdom Teeth?” Well, I can’t answer that question on a metaphysical level, but I did read a recent article that could give a pretty good answer. An online science journal recently published a study showing that extracted wisdom teeth could be used… Read more »

Measles in the mouth

Posted on April 8, 2015 Measles. It’s been in the news lately and, like cavities, is a completely preventable disease of childhood. Whether or not to vaccinate your child for measles is not the topic of this blog, but having a frank discussion with your physician ( you know, the person who dedicated their life’s… Read more »

Saliva is cool!

Posted on April 8, 2015 Ever thought about spit? In my job as a pediatric dentist, spit happens. It’s kinda funny, kinda gross, when a kid with a numb lip drools on his shirt after attempting a drink. But spit, or more properly, saliva, plays a very important role in protecting your mouth. When I… Read more »

Teeth Whitening

Posted on April 8, 2015 Coming home from vacation, I can’t help noticing I have beautiful children; almond, healthy skin and a white, white smile. Our society is absolutely hooked on smiles and for good reason. Our smiles radiate our health and attitude instantly. I get asked by lots of parents and kids (about 11… Read more »

Who Will Get Cavities?

Will Your Kid Get Cavities as an Adult? Posted on April 20, 2015 I was lecturing to a New Mommy class the other evening. I told them if they could get their kid to age 10 or 11 without cavities they were home free. Essentially they would be free of cavities for the rest of… Read more »