At Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to make your child’s first visit with us as pleasant and educational as possible. We recommend every child have their first visit around their first birthday, but we are always happy to meet older patients as well! Regardless of their age, we set aside plenty of time to… Continue reading Your Child’s First Visit
Preventive dentistry is extremely important in pediatric dentistry. We are given the chance to help mold the oral health habits of young children so they have a future of healthy smiles their entire lives. One of the tools we use to help ensure a cavity-free future is dental sealants. Some parents may remember getting sealants… Continue reading Sealants and Their Benefits
Fluoridated water is a controversial issue surrounding health news today. But for Dr. Erica Pitera and most pediatric dentists nationwide, the topic is not so controversial. Today we’ll explain more about why our office recommends drinking fluoridated city water or adding fluoride tablets to well water. Childhood caries (the fancy word for tooth decay in… Continue reading Fluoridated Water: Where, When, Why?
Did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that all children see a dentist by age one? At Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry, we love seeing babies in our office to help their parents learn everything they need to know about an infant’s growing smile! Although a baby may… Continue reading Top 5 Tips for Your Baby’s Smile
Spring sports are just starting, and it’s got us thinking about an important component of any uniform – a mouth guard! Any time your child is engaged in an activity where their face can come in contact with something hard— another player, a ball, the pavement, etc. — it’s a time that they should be wearing a mouth guard.… Continue reading April is National Facial Protection Month
If you are new to our practice, or haven’t met Dr. Erica yet, we’re excited to share this video with you. Take a few minutes to get to know Dr. Erica Pitera, hear about her journey to becoming a pediatric dentist, and why she loves her job so much! Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry 583 Saybrook… Continue reading Meet Dr. Erica Video
National Dental Assistants Recognition Week (March 5-11, 2017) Once a year, dental offices across the country take some time to recognize the dental assistants in their practices. No dentist could successfully or efficiently do their work without trusty assistants by their side, and we couldn’t be luckier to have Lori and Kaytie as our dental assistants at… Continue reading Thank You To Our Pediatric Dental Assistants!
A Pediatric Dentist like Dr. Erica Pitera is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised. In our opinion, taking your child to see a… Continue reading What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist anyway?