Merry Christmas 2017

Wow, what a crazy year. My parents were right (again!), the years do get shorter the older you get. And your kids, growing up fast! I had more than a few young men and women graduate from the practice this year that were with me from way back. What a privilege it is to watch them grow and mature. I... read more »

Understanding Baby Teeth

How Many Baby Teeth? The average adult certainly does not remember losing 20 baby teeth. That’s kind of crazy seeing how much importance kids (and some teachers) put on losing a baby tooth. It is a very tangible sign to a child and everyone one she knows that we are growing up. Here are a few tips parents may tuck... read more »

Why Do We Put Fillings in Baby Teeth?

As we get back into the routine of the school year, I thought we could get back to basics in dentistry. I had a parent recently ask, “If baby teeth are just going to fall out in a few years, why do we need to fill a cavity in a baby tooth?” That question comes up all the time from... read more »

Oral Health Treatment Focus Plan: Brushing Your Tongue

Have you ever asked yourself if it is necessary to brush your tongue while you brush your teeth? The answer is yes because most of the bacteria in your mouth reside on your tongue. Although children can be easily assisted in making sure they brush twice daily, it is imperative to remind them or assist them every time they brush... read more »