We spend a lot of time in our office reviewing the dietary habits of our patients, including what they’re drinking throughout the day. Although most parents in our office are well aware not to give their kids candy every day, the feelings about juice can be a bit more fuzzy. One this is for sure… Continue reading Organic? All-natural? No sugar added? Let’s talk JUICE!
For many children, and adults for that matter, getting the initial shot of novicaine can be the worst part of getting a filling or dental procedure done. Dentists nowadays don’t actually use “novicaine”, it’s usually lidocaine or septocaine in our office, but the name novicaine has stuck around to denote any kind of dental local… Continue reading Painless Novicaine for Kids: Dr. Erica’s New Magic “Wand”
Silver Diamine Fluoride (or SDF) is a non-invasive treatment option for cavities that is painted on the tooth instead of drilling and filling the cavity. The use of SDF in the United States is relatively new (approved by the FDA in 2014), but it has been used in Japan for over 40 years and in… Continue reading SDF: Pediatric Dentistry’s New Silver Bullet
You look inside your child’s mouth and something looks a bit off. There’s a double row of teeth in the front of their mouth. Cue the soundtrack from “Jaws” – it’s Shark Week in there! But no need to worry, this occurrence is actually not a dental emergency, and is very common among our 5-7… Continue reading HELP! My child has shark teeth!!
As a pediatric dentist, I am always being asked by parents whether or not they should be in the room with their child during dental treatment. The quick answer is – it depends! My goal is to always work with parents so we are on the same team, trying to improve the oral health of… Continue reading Parental Presence During Dental Treatment
The use of x-rays in dentistry is considered a necessary component of a thorough dental examination. Problems cannot be treated without first being detected. Diagnosing and treating dental problems at an early stage can prevent pain, promote future dental health, and save time and money. In addition to cavities, x-rays allow us to detect an… Continue reading Dental X-Rays: The Whole Tooth
Once again, the end of the year is quickly drawing near. Here are a few important reasons to consider using your dental insurance before the year is over. 1) Annual Maximum Your insurance policy entitles you to a set amount of coverage each year. This is typically referred to your policy’s annual maximum. Most dental… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Your Dental Insurance Before the Year Ends
Just when you’ve got your sleep schedule under control and your routine with your baby is ironed-out, teeth start showing up and throw everyone for a loop. Your normally happy baby might become a fuss bucket for no apparent reason, or all of a sudden copious amounts of drool have you replacing bibs every hour… Continue reading 7 Things Moms Should Know About Their Baby’s Teeth
Some of the most common questions we get from parents here at Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry are about their child’s teeth and the timing of them coming into the mouth (aka erupting) and falling out. When will they grow the next tooth? When will their baby teeth fall out? Is what is happening for my… Continue reading Eruption Patterns
We are excited to announce an upcoming event in partnership with the Connecticut Freemasons to help serve our patients, and have some fun too! On Saturday, September 30th from 9AM to 1PM we will be at our office registering children with the CT CHIP program (which stands for the Connecticut Child Identification Program). The CT CHIP program… Continue reading Sweet Tooth CHIP Event – Sat, September 30th