Teething Troubles

As a Pediatric Dentist, I see patients from birth to age twenty-one.  In one chair there may be a college age teen who needs his wisdom teeth removed, and in…

When will my child loose his first tooth?

I get this question all the time:  When will my child’s first baby tooth fall out?  The answer is that it varies form child to child.  There are a lot…

Thumb Sucking

Although I have addressed the issue many times in other posts, I just realized I don’t have a specific post on Thumb Sucking.  I hear all the time, “how do…

What is an Indirect Pulp Cap? For that matter, what is a direct pulp cap? I was asked this in the comment section of a few other posts, so I…

What is a Root Canal? Sounds bad doesn’t it? Well, where a pulpotomy is the removal of the pulp tissue in the upper chamber of the tooth, a pulpECTOMY (root…

Although we see children in our practice, a few of our patients are actually new mom’s to be. They are usually those in their older teens or young twenties. We…

Special Patients…. Aren’t all patient’s special? Yes, of course, but there are those who require additional attention and care. These patients are generally classified as “special needs” patients. These are…

I have to say, this is an unusual eruption pattern of the second and third molars. Can you tell what is not quite “right”? Click on the image to enlarge.

Dental Enamel is the outer part of a tooth; the part you see. It coveres the tooth like a thick eggshell. In baby teeth, it is quite thin. In permanent…