Category: Children’s Dentistry

5 Tips for Protecting Children’s Smiles

Few things are as precious to a parent as his/her child’s smile. With routine care, you can help your child enjoy a bright and beautiful smile for years to come. Our approach to children’s dentistry includes a number of preventive treatments to help reduce the risk of tooth decay or gingivitis. We’re looking at five… Read more »

FAQs: How Do I Help My Kids Avoid Cavities?

Children can often develop cavities as a result of poor dental habits or consuming products containing too much sugar. Parents often ask: How do I help my kids avoid cavities? With the right preventive steps we can help strengthen your child’s teeth against tooth decay.

3 Reasons To Say “Yes” to Sealants

Like most parents, you probably look at your child’s smile and wish you could protect it for life. While dentists have not yet discovered an invincibility potion, dental sealants may offer the next best option for protecting your little one’s hard-to-reach teeth from tooth decay. If you have been considering this preventive treatment, think over… Read more »

Are Baby Tooth Fillings Necessary?

You might assume that a baby’s mouth is a safe and clean slate until teeth actually erupt through the gumline. Unfortunately, well before any tooth structure pokes through the gums, your little one can harbor the germs which cause cavities on their tongue. Guess where they get these germs from? Most likely you, or any… Read more »

Protecting Children’s Teeth with Dental Sealants

When your children are first learning new tasks, you set up precautions to help them learn in the safest way. Take learning to ride a bike as an example. When starting this endeavor, you instruct your child to wear protective gear. Consider dental sealants commensurate with knee pads. This

A Lollipop to Stop Cavities

Kids love lollipops. Unfortunately, with a normal hard candy, pure sugar sits on teeth as the confection is sucked on and consumed over a longer period of time. By feeding the bacteria which create acid, tooth enamel weakens and teeth can become easily infected with decay. Imagine if there were a candy you could give… Read more »

Parents Can Help Kids Develop Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Oral hygiene recommendations are basically the same no matter the age of the patient. When it comes to your child’s dental health, the Riverside children’s dentists at Riverside Dental Group would like them to stick with flossing at least once and brushing twice every day. Do you think you already know all there is to… Read more »