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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…


Fact or Fiction: Cavity Edition
added on: May 27, 2020
child at the dentist

Cavities are one of the most common dental concerns your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga hears about. While worries about cavities are valid since they can lead to pain, sensitivity, and more serious oral health conditions, there are many beliefs behind cavities that just aren’t true. Join us as we look… Read More…


Does Asthma Cause Cavities?
added on: May 19, 2020
asthma inhaler

Asthma is one of the most common diseases in America and affects approximately 25 million Americans — 6 million of which are children or adolescents. While asthma mainly affects the lungs and respiratory system, your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga knows that there is also a lesser-known connection between asthma and… Read More…


Reduce Your Family’s Risk of a Dental Emergency
added on: April 27, 2020
protected family

Dental emergencies can be scary and painful. Most often, these emergencies are a result of an unexpected accident, but other times they can be avoided by taking certain preventive measures. Join your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga as we share some easy ways you can reduce your family’s risk of a… Read More…


What is a Dental Emergency?
added on: April 22, 2020
emergency room sign

Nobody wants to experience a dental emergency, and that may be more true now than ever before thanks to all of the confusion and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and dental care. Don’t worry, your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga and the American Dental Association (ADA) are here to help clarify what constitutes… Read More…


Homeschool Dental Health Lessons
added on: April 9, 2020
young children doing homework

As we’re all adjusting to this temporary new way of living, working, and staying at home, and as many parents now find themselves in a homeschooling situation, discovering things to teach and fun ways to teach them can certainly be challenging. Your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga wants to help by… Read More…


Why It’s Wise to Consider Getting Your Kid’s Wisdom Teeth Removed
added on: March 25, 2020
wisdom teeth

Nobody wants to hear that their child has to have surgery. But when it comes to wisdom teeth, around 90% of Americans have had theirs removed. The treatment is pretty easy, but why is it such a common procedure? At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we have the scoop… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Dentistry if You’re Pregnant
added on: March 18, 2020
pregnant woman at the dentist

Finding out that you’re pregnant is one of life’s most joyous events, and if you’re expecting, we want to send you plenty of well wishes. We also want to fill you in on a few things you need to know about dentistry and oral health during your pregnancy. Join your… Read More…


Let’s Play Detective: 3 Clues Your Child Isn’t Brushing
added on: February 26, 2020
child dressed as detective

As a parent, you try to make brushing, flossing, and overall oral hygiene fun for your kids. At first, they may really enjoy the cool toothpaste, the brightly colored toothbrush, and the floss that they can twirl around their fingers. After all, you’re finally letting them put something in their… Read More…


What Are Soft Teeth?
added on: February 21, 2020
dad and daughter brushing teeth

The term ‘soft teeth’ is tossed around a lot, and it can sound pretty concerning for any parent. But what exactly does having soft teeth mean? Is this even a real thing that affects children? We’re glad you asked! It turns out, the legend of soft teeth is one that… Read More…


Children’s Dental Health Month
added on: February 10, 2020
boy brushing teeth with dad

It’s officially one of our favorite months — National Children’s Dental Health Month! Every February, the American Dental Association promotes children’s dental health all month long, which is certainly something your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga can get behind. Each year has a different theme surrounding the observance. This year’s theme… Read More…


“Is That Normal?!” – Common Pediatric Oral Health Concerns
added on: January 28, 2020
toddlers on the floor

As much as you know your child, there always seem to be more questions. Why don’t kids come with an instruction manual? At least you know that when it comes to your little one’s oral health, you can turn to our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga. We are always ready… Read More…


Can Cough Medicine Affect Your Kid’s Oral Health?
added on: January 20, 2020
cough syrup

‘Tis the season of coughs, sneezes, colds, and yes, the highly unwanted flu. While we all try our best to keep germs away from our little ones by washing hands religiously and avoiding other sick people, there are times when catching the bug is unavoidable. If your kids get hit… Read More…


What’s Tongue-Tie in Babies?
added on: January 16, 2020
tongue tied child

According to a study published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, 4% to 11% of newborns have something called tongue-tie. Tongue-tie may lead to problems with breastfeeding, speech development or the ability to eat later in life. Tongue-tie is a concern for your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga, so let’s… Read More…


“My Teeth Are Sealed!”
added on: December 23, 2019
peds brushing

While we can’t seal your kid’s lips to keep the family secrets safe, we can seal their teeth to keep their smiles safe. When it comes to protecting teeth against cavities and decay, dental sealants for kids are extremely important. At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we encourage our… Read More…


How Can Thumb Sucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?
added on: December 20, 2019
baby sucking thumb

Many kids suck their thumbs, and it’s an incredibly common habit. After all, it can help kids self-soothe and feel safe and comfortable. But your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga wants all parents to know that there are some risks that go along with thumb sucking. What Are The Risks of… Read More…


Toothbrush Care Dos & Don’ts
added on: December 16, 2019
toothbrushes

No matter what type of toothbrush your little one uses, it’s important that you know the best way to take care of it. The truth is, your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga will tell you that there are “rules” to proper toothbrush care. To make sure your child’s toothbrush lasts as… Read More…


How The Great American Smokeout Can Help Children Stay Healthy
added on: November 22, 2019
cig

The Great American Smokeout is hosted every November, and while its purpose is to help smokers set a day to work towards a smoke-free life, quitting smoking can not only help smokers get healthier… it can protect your children’s health, too. The truth is, those who live with smokers, including… Read More…


Can Your Kid Catch a Cavity?
added on: November 18, 2019
super kid

The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold. Of course, we all know that kids can easily catch a cold, but cavities? Sounds pretty far fetched. But guess what everyone at our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga knows? Catching a… Read More…


Top Tips To Keep Kids Healthy This Flu Season
added on: November 7, 2019
family in bed with sick kids

It’s that time of the year again when the sounds of sneezes and sniffles, and coughs and congestion, are in the air. That’s right, it’s flu season, which can be a concerning time for any parent. At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we want you to know that your… Read More…


“Does My Child Really Need to Floss?”
added on: October 25, 2019
flossing

Flossing may seem like a tedious, boring, and difficult task, especially for kids. But if they don’t floss, about 35% of each tooth is left unclean, leaving them more susceptible to decay and cavities. At our Chattanooga pediatric dental office, we know getting your child to follow good oral health… Read More…


Boom! Halloween Candies That Do Battle With Our Teeth
added on: October 21, 2019
bowl of chocolates

We know this time of year is filled with candy. Everywhere go you, every store you know has aisles of sweets and treats that are enough to tempt even the most nonexistent sweet tooth. Imagine what it’s like for little ones? They see bags and bags of sugary sweets, all… Read More…


No More Dental Fear: Tips Help Your Kid’s Visit Go Stress-Free
added on: October 14, 2019
young girl in chair

Making sure children have a super incredible experience with dentistry as a child (during every visit) is critical to how they take care of their smiles in the future. One bad experience could mean a child is never going to want to sit in a dental chair ever again.  That’s… Read More…


The Top 3 Sports That Can Damage Kids’ Teeth
added on: September 25, 2019
kids playing lacrosse

From parents to kiddos, your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga will be the first to tell you to get out there and get in the game. We think participating in sports, at any level, is an excellent way to: – Get exercise – Connect with the community – Learn something new… Read More…


What To Do If Your Kid Has a Dental Emergency at School
added on: September 20, 2019
boy with dental emergency

You just got it: That dreaded call from the school nurse. Sally fell from the top of the slide. Danny was smacked in the mouth with a baseball. Dylan ran face-first into a glass door. You try not to panic as you grab your keys and head out the door…. Read More…


Get Back to the Dentist and Keep Your Kids in School
added on: September 13, 2019
child at school with apple on her head

Forget about new clothes and notebooks, did you know that one of the biggest concerns parents have at the start of a new school year is oral health? Your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga understands! It’s super important to keep your kids healthy from mouth to toes. Let’s explore why and… Read More…


Can Teeth Affect Speech Development?
added on: August 29, 2019
language tutor holds up letter A

The mouth is a complex part of the body with a lot of individual pieces that can influence each other. One common question we get at our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga is if tooth positioning can affect a child’s speech development. The short answer is yes, but it’s a… Read More…


Smile Happy With These Summer Snacks
added on: August 23, 2019
summer food

One of the best ways to get, and keep, your child healthy during the summer months is to choose foods that are both good for their bodies and their teeth. At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we’d like to share some smile-friendly foods, as well as some to avoid. … Read More…


Fluoride For Kids
added on: August 13, 2019
fluoride concept

When it comes to the oral health of your child, you’ve probably heard about the importance of fluoride. You may have also heard a few arguments against it. At our pediatric dental office in Chattanooga, we want to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about fluoride, what it… Read More…


Which is The Right Floss For Your Child?
added on: August 9, 2019
dental floss

It’s not uncommon to hear your pediatric dentist in Chattanooga talk about just how important it is for your child to floss — and we aren’t talking about the latest dance craze. In fact, flossing is a crucial part of any proper oral hygiene routine. This simple act helps remove… Read More…


Top 4 Tips to Avoid Cavities in Kids
added on: July 23, 2019
family on porch

Cavities are often considered an adult problem, but recent studies have shown a concerning increase in cavities in toddlers and preschoolers. At our Chattanooga pediatric dental office, we wanted to take a look as to why this is happening and provide you with tips on how to limit the likelihood… Read More…


The Surprising Summer Activity That Can Harm Your Teeth
added on: July 18, 2019
calendar

Swimming is a popular summertime activity, and it’s good for you too! It’s a great form of cardiovascular exercise, it’s super fun for kids, and it’s a sweet way to cool off on those hot days. But the team at our Chattanooga pediatric dental office knows that there could be… Read More…


How to Handle a Dental Emergency
added on: June 26, 2019
boy getting dental exam

Dental emergencies, which include any injury to the teeth, gums, or mouth, can be scary. When one happens to your child, it can be even scarier. At our Chattanooga pediatric dental office, we understand, and we are here to help give you a few tips on how to handle several types… Read More…


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