If you’ve ever seen a baby sucking their thumb on an ultrasound, you could probably guess that this habit comes naturally to little ones. Over time, this habit becomes self-soothing. Babies and toddlers will do this when they’re stressed, scared, tired, or even hungry. This is completely normal, however there can be repercussions if this […]
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is an unfortunately common condition that can cause irreversible damage to the teeth, gums, and bone. In retrospect, periodontal disease is preventable with regular and effective dental care. There are three main types of periodontal disease: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Within each type there are also differing stages of infection. Periodontal disease […]
When is It Safe to Start Flossing My Child’s Teeth?
Brushing twice a day may seem like a lot for your wiggly little one, so you may be asking the question: Do I really have to floss my child’s teeth? Let’s not forget – kids love sugar. It’s amazing how they can find it no matter where they go. But even those kids who have […]
My Child is Afraid of the Dentist – Help!
If your child is afraid of the dentist, there are some easy ways to ease the stress… for both you and your little one. Here are the three BEST ways to ease your child’s dental fears. Keep it Upbeat When you speak with your child about visiting the dentist, use positive language. Explain that we […]
Tips For Comforting Your Teething Baby
Even though teething is a stage that every newborn goes through, it can be a stressful time for both the parent and baby. When a baby is teething, new teeth are erupting through the gum tissue which can be very uncomfortable for the baby. To help you through the teething phase, your favorite pediatric dentist […]
Back-to-School Healthy Lunch Ideas
As the summer winds to a close, it’s time to bring out the backpacks and lunchboxes for the school year! For many families, the start of school and after-school activities can be a hectic time. Sending kids to school with the right school supplies and textbooks is just as important as sending them to school […]
Best Foods to Strengthen Kids’ Teeth
When it comes to your child’s dental health, you want to be mindful of what your child is consuming because it can have a profound impact on their oral development. Nourishing your child properly is a big concern for many parents. Here at Crystal Dental Centers, we want to help educate you on the best […]
A Guide to Pacifier Use
If you worry about the ways in which prolonged pacifier use will impact your child’s oral development, you are not alone. There’s no denying that babies and toddlers love sucking on pacifiers because of the natural, comforting feeling it provides. However, when babies repeatedly suck on a pacifier or thumb over an extended period of […]