Oral Health Essentials: Thumb Sucking

Are you aware that thumb sucking is bad for your teeth and gums? Saving your child’s smile from the hazard of thumb sucking may seem like a daunting task, but it is important. Your child will not easily give up thumb sucking, but with patience and effort, you can help them. Most children use thumb… Read more »

Oral Health Services: Childhood Tooth Brushing

Helping your child grow includes helping their smiles grow. From around six months of age, your children will need assistance in keeping their smile clean. Brushing their teeth is an important staple in their daily oral health care ritual to ensure their teeth will grow in and blossom for many years to come. Your child’s… Read more »

How to Care for Your Smile Right in Time for School

School is about to start once again. This means you’re probably school shopping and doing all you can to get ready. While you’re doing these things, make sure to keep your smile in mind. You want a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile during the school year, right? To help you, Dr. Brent Porter has some… Read more »

Dental Sealants and Your Child

Did your child just get their first permanent back molars? Are your children’s teeth genetically more susceptible to decay? Dental sealants are the perfect treatment. Here are the basics: What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are like invisible armor for your child’s teeth. They are clear, protective layers that cling to the grinding surfaces of… Read more »

Keep Teething Pain at Bay

Did you know that your teeth can cause you pain when they are growing in? Because we do not remember most of our childhood, it is easy to forget how the process of teething that occurs when teeth erupt above the gum line can be painful and discomforting. Knowing this, it is important to help… Read more »

The Dangers and Oral Health Hazards That Come with Being a Teen

The dangers and oral health hazards that come with being a teen are not easy. A teenager often faces many dangers due to the pressures of their social settings, but environmental factors also play an increased role, especially with their oral health. Due to the final adult teeth breaking through the gum line, malocclusions are… Read more »

Help Your Young Children with Their Oral Health Every Chance You Can

Help your young children with their oral health every chance you can. Their smile depends on you and the oral health care tactics and techniques you help them employ. The most important technique you should use for your child is brushing their teeth, which should be done twice every day, just as in full-grown adults…. Read more »

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Can Ruin Your Child’s Smile

Baby bottle tooth decay can ruin your child’s smile. Although it is important to ensure a child is constantly fed, try to avoid using various sugary drinks for young children and infants, as they can easily lead to tooth decay and cavities. The reason is often due to the time the harmful ingredients are exposed… Read more »

How to Break Your Child’s Thumb Sucking Habits

Improving your child’s oral health includes breaking bad habits they may have. This includes leaving baby bottles in their mouth as they sleep, and as they age, preventing thumb sucking from occurring. Over time, sucking their thumbs can destabilize their teeth and even cause other teeth to grow in incorrectly or in the wrong position…. Read more »

Parental Tips for When Your Child Has a Cavity

If you have a child that has a cavity, you should know it’s not your fault as a parent. It’s very common for children to develop tooth decay in their baby teeth. Even if you make sure that your child brushes and flosses regularly, it’s easy for a child to miss places during their cleaning…. Read more »