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What’s up with Laughing Gas?

Dec 1, 2018

(Photo from Accutron, Inc) One of our most helpful tools in pediatric dentistry is Nitrous Oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide can be beneficial for any pediatric patient, but is especially helpful for children with anxiety, sensory issues, short attention spans, and even those with strong gag reflexes.  It is a mild […]

Freeze the Sugarbugs! Is SDF a treatment option for your child?

Oct 25, 2018

We wrote about SDF – which stands for silver diamine fluoride – back in 2016 (see post here)… but due to its popularity, we thought we would touch on the subject again! SDF is a clear, colorless antimicrobial liquid substance that’s gaining popularity in the world of pediatric dentistry (and beyond).  The topical application of SDF on […]

Tongue Ties, Lip Ties, & Frenectomies – Oh My!

Sep 21, 2018

If you’re a parent of a child under the age of 12, you’ve likely heard the terms ‘tongue-tie’ and ‘lip-tie’ in passing conversation.  This blog post is meant to educate you on the basics of tongue-ties, lip-ties, and the frenectomy procedure used to treat both conditions.  So tune in! Let’s start with the tongue-tie or […]

How to have a Happy, Healthy, Cavity-Free Summer!

Jul 13, 2018

SUMMER!! It’s the word that gets the whole family in a good mood.  Summer is a time for ‘letting loose’, easing up on the typical routines, and allowing ourselves the flexibility to have fun and relax on a whole new level. BBQs, trips to the pool/beach, late nights out on town, kiddie sleepovers—what more can […]

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