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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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 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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Does a Cavity in a Baby Tooth Really Need a Filling?
added on: May 29, 2019
young boy pondering

No parent wants to hear that their child has a cavity in one of his baby teeth. And they may be surprised that their pediatric dentist in Chattanooga is recommending a filling. After all, if baby teeth are only going to fall out, is a filling really necessary? Our pediatric… Read More…


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