28 05, 2023

The Importance of Baby or Primary Teeth

By |2023-05-14T23:51:33+00:00May 28th, 2023|baby teeth, Cavieties, Dental health Month, Dentist, Fun facts, Oral Care, Oral Health|0 Comments

While baby teeth may seem unimportant since they eventually fall out, they play a critical role in a child's oral health and development. Baby teeth serve as placeholders for permanent teeth, helping to guide them into their proper positions. Without these placeholders, permanent teeth may emerge misaligned or crowded, which can cause issues with speech, chewing, and overall oral health. Baby teeth also play a role in speech development, as they help children learn to [...]

24 03, 2020

Trying to save a knocked out permanent tooth

By |2020-03-24T17:20:43+00:00March 24th, 2020|Dentist, Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trying to save a knocked out permanent tooth

Knocking out a permanent tooth is every parent’s worst nightmare. When I see a patient with this type of dental trauma, not only do I need to be on my toes to calm the injured child, I also like to take a moment to calm down mom and dad. There is something very real about missing a body part that shakes even the most tough adult demeanor. Losing a baby tooth is not a problem [...]

12 11, 2019

Dental Sealants

By |2019-11-12T22:54:54+00:00November 12th, 2019|Dentist, Diet, Education, Fun facts, sealant|Comments Off on Dental Sealants

Most people know that brushing and flossing your teeth are the most proven way to prevent dental decay. These two things combined with twice yearly visits to the dentist are the best bet for never having to experience a dental filling or a crown. However, it is not always the easiest thing to completely clean all of the small nooks and crannies in your teeth. This is especially true if you are blessed with deep [...]

21 08, 2019

Preparing for your child’s first dental visit

By |2019-08-21T14:40:19+00:00August 21st, 2019|Dentist, Education, Fun facts, Oral Care, Oral Health, School, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Preparing for your child’s first dental visit

Going to the dentist should and can be enjoyable. Yes, you read that right: dental visits do not have to be scary or anxiety filled times! There are a few tips and tricks parents can use with their children to help achieve a positive visit to the dentist. The ultimate goal is to make kids understand the importance of caring for their teeth and to get them and keep them on the path to lifelong, [...]

25 07, 2019

Back to School with a Healthy Smile

By |2019-07-25T17:44:22+00:00July 25th, 2019|Cavieties, Dentist, Education, Fun facts|Comments Off on Back to School with a Healthy Smile

In just a little under a month, the Cotati Rohnert Park Unified School District heads back to school for the 2019-2020 school year. Summer is a great time to check in with your child's dentist and get teeth in tip top shape for back to school. Dental decay is actually one of the most prevalent disease of childhood. The other top contenders are asthma, diabetes and obesity. Dental caries is actually number one, which is [...]

31 05, 2019

Mouthguards to protect your child’s teeth

By |2019-05-31T21:40:17+00:00May 31st, 2019|Braces, Dentist, Education|Comments Off on Mouthguards to protect your child’s teeth

The warmer weather always means more kids are playing outdoors. Whether your kids are playing in a league or just playing a pickup game of baseball in the yard with friends, it is important that you protect their teeth from sports related injuries. One of the best ways to do this, is with mouthguards. Mouthguards come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Your child's dentist can even make a custom mouthguard just for their [...]

9 05, 2019

Summer Snacking & Your Child’s Teeth

By |2019-05-09T15:52:34+00:00May 9th, 2019|Cavieties, Dentist, Diet, Education, Health|Comments Off on Summer Snacking & Your Child’s Teeth

There is only a month or so of school left and Summer is upon us. The days are longer and the sun is shining hot. It is important to stay hydrated during the hot months coming up. Dehydration can be a serious medical issue if left untreated. Any dentist will tell you that the best drink choice for teeth is water. Water not only helps to remove food debris from your teeth and gums, it [...]

22 03, 2019

Five Tips for a Healthy Smile

By |2019-03-22T20:43:38+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Cavieties, Dentist, Education, Fun facts, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health|Comments Off on Five Tips for a Healthy Smile

There are things one learns in life that make you think to yourself - Well, that's not rocket science! That's exactly how to feel about these five tips for maintaining a healthy smiles. These are tried and true pieces of advice that you've probably already heard from your favorite dentist or hygienist. When creating good habits, repetition is helpful, so feel free to cut these out and put them on your bathroom mirror. 1. Brush [...]

15 03, 2019

Women in Dentistry

By |2019-03-15T14:35:55+00:00March 15th, 2019|Dentist, Education, Fun facts|Comments Off on Women in Dentistry

Since there are two days in March that resonant with woman and with dentists and since I happen to be both a woman and a dentist, I thought I'd spend some time writing about women in dentistry. Dentist Day and Women's Day were on March 6th and 8th, respectively. Women in dentistry have come far and it all started with a determined woman name Lucy Hobbs. In 1866, Hobbs was the first woman to earn [...]

15 02, 2019

Chewing Gum- Helpful or Harmful?

By |2019-02-15T17:12:16+00:00February 15th, 2019|Cavieties, Dental health Month, Dentist, Diet, Education, Fun facts, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health, Sugar, Xylitol|Comments Off on Chewing Gum- Helpful or Harmful?

Kids loves chewing gum. They anticipate the age where mom or dad says it is ok to start chewing gum without the fear of choking. When it comes to chewing gum, it is the type of gum that really make the difference in whether it is helpful or harmful to your teeth. If the gum you choose contains sugar, than you are essentially giving your teeth a bath of sweetness. This can invite those pesky [...]