Do I Need Special Dental Care During Pregnancy?

Pregnant woman for dental care while pregnant blog

Wondering if you should have dental treatment or dental cleanings during pregnancy?  If so, check out Dr. Rubin, our board-certified pediatric dentist, in this article:  Oral Health in Prenatal Care. How often should I see the dentist while pregnant? While we recommend checkups at least twice a year, hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to […]

When Do I Need To Take My Child To The Dentist For The First Time?

Kid hiding behind balloons waiting for first dental visit

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that your first visit takes place by your child’s 1st birthday or when their first tooth erupts in order to set a strong foundation for pediatric dental care. At your first visit we will get to know you, examine your child’s mouth, discuss dietary and […]

How Often Should I Change My Child’s Toothbrush?

The simple answer to this is every 3-4 months or when you see the bristles are frayed.  It’s estimated that well over 100 species and up to 1 million bacteria live in our mouths! Imagine how often your toothbrush removes these, only for them to multiply again the next time you eat or drink something. […]

When Do Baby Teeth Come In? A Baby Teeth Timeline

6 to 12 Months Most babies will get their first tooth between 6 and 12 months of age. If your little one starts later than this, don’t worry! Every child develops at their own page. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggest parents talk to their pediatric dentist if their child doesn’t have any teeth […]

What are Dental Sealants?

Although thorough brushing and flossing removes most food particles and bacteria from easy to reach tooth surfaces, they do not reach the deep grooves on chewing surfaces of teeth.  More than 75 percent of dental decay begins in these deep grooves (called pits and fissures). Toothbrush bristles are often too large to clean most of […]