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What Causes Gums to Bleed in Kids?
added on: October 25, 2021

When kids’ gums start to bleed, it can be scary and worrisome, but it’s not necessarily an indication of anything serious. Most likely, it’s the result of some kind of normal childhood activity. Let’s check in with your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga to see some common reasons why kids’ gums may… Read More…


Tricks, Treats, and Tips For a Healthy Halloween
added on: October 15, 2021

As parents everywhere are gearing up for the Halloween season, it’s only natural for our kids to be excited about all the candy they’ll get. But it may have mom and dad a bit concerned about yet another holiday loaded with sugary treats. Don’t worry, your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga… Read More…


Spit… It’s Good for Your Teeth
added on: September 27, 2021

Did you ever notice how always, no matter what type of sporting event, kids always feel the need to spit? The same goes for professional athletes, too! At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we often wonder why kids and adults go to such great lengths to get rid of… Read More…


What Causes Bad Breath in Kids? 
added on: September 20, 2021

Bad breath can be embarrassing, especially for kids. In some cases, a kid’s bad breath may be caused by an underlying medical condition. But in most cases, bad breath in kids is caused by everyday habits and behaviors that aren’t necessarily harmful to health but can make oral hygiene challenging… Read More…


4 Things That Affect Your Child’s Oral Health
added on: September 13, 2021

It’s no secret that poor oral health can be bad news for your child’s overall health, as it can increase the risk of cavities, gum disease, and infections. This is why it’s so important to make sure your child takes good care of their teeth and gums and visits their… Read More…


How Important Is Dairy For Kids’ Smiles? 
added on: August 23, 2021

We know dairy is a necessary part of everyone’s diet, and we know it can even help ward off osteoporosis in older adults. But what about kids? Dairy, and especially its calcium content, helps children build strong bones and strong teeth. So much so that your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga… Read More…


Why Is It Important For Kids to See a Pediatric Dentist Before School Starts?
added on: August 18, 2021

When it’s time to prepare for kids to go back to school, their mouths are often the last thing on their parents’ minds. Between back-to-school clothes shopping and getting all the classroom necessities, we understand. But seeing a pediatric dentist in Chattanooga before returning to school can play an important… Read More…


What is the Sugar Content in Popular Food and Drinks?
added on: August 9, 2021

Do you know what the sugar content is in your child’s favorite drinks and foods? Many people drink and eat more sugar than they realize, so it’s important to understand how much of the sweet stuff is in the foods and drinks your family consumes. Luckily, your pediatric dentist in… Read More…

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Cannonball! How Swimming Can Affect Your Teeth
added on: July 23, 2021

The diving, the splashes, the never-ending games of Marco Polo — it’s summertime, and your pool is getting a lot of attention from your kids and their friends. But did you know that pool time can actually affect your kids’ healthy smiles? Your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga doesn’t want to… Read More…


Is It Normal for a Baby to Be Born With Teeth? 
added on: July 19, 2021

Every parent looks forward to the day their baby gets their first tooth. But did you know that some babies are already born having teeth? They’re called natal teeth, and they’re completely normal, although rare. What do you do if your baby is born with teeth? Check with your pediatric… Read More…


4 Myths About Baby Teeth
added on: July 12, 2021

Parents and caregivers have a lot to worry about as their children grow up. After all, things change and develop very quickly as infants turn into toddlers and toddlers turn into preschoolers. Dental care is another one of those things that are constantly changing and needs attention just like everything… Read More…


Summer Treats Can Affect Your Kid’s Teeth
added on: June 23, 2021

Cool, summertime snacks such as ice cream and popsicles can give your child a break from the heat. But some summer treats can affect your kid’s teeth and put them at risk for dental problems. Does this mean you should avoid these summer favorites? Your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga says… Read More…


Gummy Vitamins: Good or Bad for Oral Health? 
added on: June 16, 2021

Just like you, your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga wants to do everything we can to keep kids healthy, from serving them well-balanced meals, encouraging them to get active, and washing their hands often. But even if you follow these basic rules, there may still be some crucial things missing. Today,… Read More…


How To Tell When It May Be Time For Braces
added on: June 11, 2021

Many U.S. children will undergo orthodontic treatment at some point during their childhood. In fact, 75% of the 4 million Americans with braces are kids. The best news? Most kids are excited to start straightening their teeth and see braces as a key step in growing up. But how do… Read More…


What To Do When Your Kid Eats Toothpaste
added on: May 24, 2021

We love it when our patients visit and it clearly shows they’ve been following a great at-home, hygiene routine. It shows that the kids are invested in their oral health and may even find brushing and flossing, dare we say it, fun. But sometimes, kids enjoy brushing a little too… Read More…


Do Kids Really Need to Floss? 
added on: May 18, 2021

It’s not uncommon for patients to ask your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga; “My child brushed his teeth twice a day every day, so how can flossing actually make that big of a difference?” The truth is, flossing is a crucial part of any home oral hygiene routine and can help… Read More…


Can Allergies Harm Your Kid’s Teeth? 
added on: May 13, 2021

From brushing habits to sugar intake and how often you visit your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga, there are a lot of things that can affect your kid’s oral health. But can allergies actually be one of those things that can harm your kid’s teeth and increase his risk for cavities? … Read More…


How Often Do Kids Need to See a Dentist? 
added on: April 26, 2021

It’s recommended that adults see their dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings and checkups. But what about kids? Do they really need to go to their pediatric dentist in Chattanooga every six months? The short answer is yes, but let’s dive deeper into why these bi-annual checkups… Read More…


Do Kids Really Need Fluoride? 
added on: April 21, 2021

Your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga gets asked a lot of questions about fluoride. Is it safe for kids’ teeth? Are fluoride treatments still recommended? What are the benefits of having fluoride applied at dental checkups? Don’t worry, answering parents’ questions is what we do, and questions about fluoride are top… Read More…


How To Stop A Child From Grinding Their Teeth
added on: April 7, 2021

When most people think about teeth grinding, they may immediately think of stressed-out adults grinding away aimlessly or throughout the night. However, it’s also possible for children to have this tooth-grinding habit. If it’s not treated, tooth grinding can lead to dental problems. So how do you help your child… Read More…


At What Age Should Your Child First See a Pediatric Dentist?
added on: March 19, 2021
happy toddler

When you’re a new parent, there are a lot of firsts that you don’t want to miss. From your baby’s first birthday to his first steps and his first word, these milestones are special to any new mom or dad. But there’s another first that should be on your mind… Read More…


The Most Special Smiles Need Care, Too!
added on: March 15, 2021

At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we think all children are incredibly special. But the word special is also a really great way to describe children with disabilities – and their parents! And we admire you both. Special needs kids can teach us an awful lot about joy and… Read More…


How Long Does Teething Last? 
added on: March 10, 2021

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of waiting for your child’s first tooth to erupt. But unfortunately, this excitement is also paired with a little bit of dread. After all, tooth eruption is uncomfortable and brings all of the unwanted side effects of teething, such as excessive drooling, irritability, and… Read More…


Is it Time for a New Toothbrush?
added on: February 22, 2021
child with toothbrush

At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we know how important it is for a kid to have just the right toothbrush. Chances are, your child’s choice is either his favorite color or has one of his favorite characters on it. But he can’t keep the same brush forever, so… Read More…


Why Does Your Pediatric Dentist Take X-Rays?
added on: February 8, 2021

X-Rays are detailed photographs that give an interesting look at our bones and help doctors find breaks. But did you know that x-rays are used for much more than identifying broken bones? In fact, your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga uses x-rays to see parts of your mouth and teeth that… Read More…


Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month With Your Pediatric Dentist in Chattanooga
added on: February 2, 2021

The month of February is a time to celebrate the loved ones we have in our lives. It also happens to be the month of your pediatric dentist’s favorite holiday — National Children’s Dental Health Month! Every year, the American Dental Association hosts this 28-day (sometimes 29!) celebration for all… Read More…


Tooth Fairy Tales From Across the World
added on: January 26, 2021

Experiencing your first loose tooth can be an exciting time in a kid’s life, especially when your child is expecting a visit and a little treat from our friend the Tooth Fairy. In the United States, this magical fairy is a teeny, tiny winged creature outfitted in sparkly clothes and… Read More…


Fruits and Veggies Are More Than Healthy Snacks
added on: January 20, 2021

A healthy diet is full of colorful fruits and crunchy veggies. But at our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we want all of the parents of our patients to know these healthy snacks are also great for a healthy smile. Just like your body, your teeth need certain foods that… Read More…


Why You Shouldn’t Allow Your Child to Use Their Teeth as Tools
added on: January 14, 2021

We’ve all used our teeth to tear open packaging that’s just too hard to open with our hands. However, your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga wants to remind you that there are tools designed to specifically help us open pesky packages, and those tools aren’t our teeth. Both children and adults… Read More…


Top 5 Foods to Build Strong Teeth & Bones
added on: December 22, 2020

The main responsibility of your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga is to care for kids’ smiles, and a big part of a healthy mouth is a healthy diet. While a healthy and balanced diet is important for everyone, it’s especially important for kids. Growing children need proper nutrition to build strong… Read More…


How Pregnancy Affects Your Teeth
added on: December 17, 2020
pregnant woman brushing teeth

As any mom knows, the body can go through a lot of changes during pregnancy, from changes in hormones to fluid retention and swelling. But did you know that pregnancy can also affect mom’s oral health, as well as the health of your baby? Join your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga… Read More…


Early Childhood Dental Issues Every Parent Needs to Be Aware Of
added on: December 14, 2020
toddler exclaims

We do everything we can to make sure our children stay healthy, from encouraging them to eat healthy foods to getting active and, of course, taking good care of their teeth. But did you know that there are some early childhood dental issues that may not seem too concerning on… Read More…


What Does Being Gluten-Free Mean for Your Child’s Teeth?
added on: November 25, 2020
gluten free pizza

Eating gluten-free has been increasing in popularity over the past couple of years. Sometimes this dietary change is due to choice. Other times, it’s out of necessity. Those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance avoid gluten because it makes them very sick. In these individuals, gluten can also cause… Read More…


What’s the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar? 
added on: November 18, 2020

It’s not uncommon to hear your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga toss around the words ‘plaque’ and ‘tartar’ almost interchangeably. In fact, we’ve realized that this could cause some confusion, and as always, we want to help our patients and parents of our patients understand the difference between the two. Join… Read More…


Does Your Child Need to Brush His Tongue?
added on: November 12, 2020
girl sticking out tongue

You will hear your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga talk a lot about how important it is for your little one to brush and floss his teeth every day to protect them against cavities. But did you know that he should also brush his tongue, as well as his teeth? The… Read More…


What’s That Smell? Bad Breath in Kids
added on: October 26, 2020

Bad breath isn’t just an adult problem, it’s actually fairly common in kids, too. But what exactly causes bad breath in kids? Is it something to be worried about? How can you get rid of it? Don’t worry, your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga is here to help.  What Causes Bad… Read More…


October is National Dental Hygiene Month
added on: October 19, 2020

Every October, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Colgate sponsor a month-long celebration for dental hygienists around the country. Dental hygienists are crucial members of your family’s healthcare team and are responsible for keeping patients’ mouths (and bodies) healthy. This year, the theme for National Dental Hygiene Month is Faces… Read More…


The Best and Worst Candy for Your Kid’s Teeth
added on: October 12, 2020
Halloween candy

It’s that time again when our grocery aisles are taken over by ghoulish and ghostly goodies. From mini candy bars to oh-so-good sugary treats, the zombie and skeleton wrapping can only mean one thing — Halloween season is here. This also means another holiday that floods kids with candy is… Read More…


Does Breastfeeding Affect Teeth? 
added on: September 28, 2020

New moms have a decision to make very early into motherhood — to breastfeed or not to breastfeed. This is a very personal decision, and maybe you’ve already begun weighing the pros and cons of breastfeeding. Even though breastfeeding is good for both mom and baby, it may not be… Read More…


4 Ways Stress Can Affect Oral Health
added on: September 16, 2020

While stress can be caused by any number of things, we may all find ourselves more on-edge nowadays than usual, which is totally normal for both kids and parents alike. Many of us have experienced large life changes very quickly, and it may have us feeling overly stressed. But as… Read More…


How To Brush Your Teeth When You Have Braces
added on: September 15, 2020

Many adolescents and teens (and even some adults!) go through some type of orthodontic treatment, and oftentimes, traditional braces are the best way to straighten teeth. In fact, braces are almost a type of rite of passage for many teenagers as they transition from a child to a young adult…. Read More…


Dental Care for Infants & Toddlers
added on: August 26, 2020

Your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga is all about caring for our community’s littlest smiles. From infants to toddlers, to adolescents and teens, we’re committed to providing dental care for each stage of your child’s growing years. But today, we want to focus on our youngest patients — infants and toddlers…. Read More…


When Do Baby Teeth Come In? 
added on: August 25, 2020

When we’re born, most of us have primary (baby) teeth that are sitting, waiting, ready to burst through our gums as we grow a bit older. While baby teeth eruption dates vary from person to person, your Chattanooga pediatric dentist has put together a guide to provide you with a… Read More…


What’s the Best Milk for Teeth?
added on: August 17, 2020

When you’re choosing the right milk for your family, you certainly have a lot of options to pick from these days. From milk made from almonds to milk made from coconuts, and from soy milk to cow’s milk, the dairy aisle is packed with so many different varieties of milk,… Read More…


When to Replace Your Kid’s Toothbrush
added on: July 29, 2020
toothbrushes

At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we know how important it is for a kid to have just the right toothbrush. Chances are your child’s toothbrush is either his favorite color or has one of his favorite characters on it. But he can’t keep the same brush forever, so… Read More…


Why Are My Kid’s Teeth Discolored?
added on: July 27, 2020
girl in rainbow tutu

When we picture a healthy smile, we all tend to envision bright, white teeth. This is especially true for children, as their teeth can often appear whiter and brighter than adult teeth. So as your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga, we can certainly understand why it may be concerning if you… Read More…


What’s Plaque and Why is it Bad?
added on: July 16, 2020
cleaning plaque off a tooth

You’ve probably heard your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga talk about plaque and why it’s important to limit plaque buildup. But what exactly is plaque? How does it build up in the first place? What happens if plaque isn’t removed? Why is plaque bad? There are so many questions surrounding plaque,… Read More…


Are Sports Drink Damaging Your Kid’s Teeth?
added on: June 22, 2020
teens with sports drinks

When we think of drinks that are terrible for kids’ smiles, we automatically turn to soda. While these sugary, carbonated beverages are absolutely bad for growing teeth (and adult teeth, too!), there’s another type of drink that’s just as concerning to your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga. Today, we’re talking about… Read More…


Choosing the Right Pediatric Dentist
added on: June 17, 2020
little girl in dental chair

At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we understand the importance of choosing the right pediatric dentist for your little one. While the process can seem overwhelming, there are a few steps you can take to make it easier.  Look and Listen Start by visiting the practice website. Do you… Read More…


Are Dental Sealants Necessary For Baby Teeth?
added on: June 11, 2020
toddler boy in fedora

There’s a common misconception that baby teeth aren’t that important. After all, they’re just going to fall out, so why does your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga put so much importance on protecting them? The truth is, while only temporary, baby teeth serve an important role in permanent teeth development, speech,… Read More…


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