Healthy Gifts for Your Child’s Smile this Christmas

While tooth decay affects 60-90% of teenagers and adults (WHO), and tooth decay is the most common disease among children in the U.S. (AGD), there is good news. Tooth decay is preventable with proper care and daily attention. Dr. and our team at are excited to be able to help our patients in , , promote… Read more »

How the Tooth Fairy Came to Be

Think back on the days that you believed in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Do you remember the excitement the prospect of losing a baby tooth brought? Knowing that the Tooth Fairy was going to come to take the tooth and leave money, whether it was a dime, quarter, or dollar, is a highlight… Read more »

Help Your Child Enjoy Brushing

You know that it can be hard to help your kids open their mouths when it’s time to brush their teeth. But it’s very important to help your children brush their teeth–especially if you want them to enjoy a healthy smile. Do you ever wonder what you can do to make brushing fun so your… Read more »

Toothbrush Tactics 101

When it comes to your smile, your oral health tools are an important asset to help keep your smile healthy. So, when preparing your assault on plaque buildup and the cavity wars this halloween, make sure you are properly equipped. Even the greatest of brushstrokes can be nullified by worn bristles, or contaminated brush heads…. Read more »

Dental Jokes to Brighten Your Halloween Night

Just like everyone else in town, our team is getting excited for the Halloween holiday! So, today we would like to share some fun dental Halloween jokes to help you have a fun and enjoyable Halloween night. We hope you like them as much as we do! Q: What dinosaur has the healthiest teeth and… Read more »

Pacifiers: What You Need to Know

You probably know that when your child cries, a natural solution is to hand them their pacifier. Fortunately, there isn’t anything wrong with that—in fact, a pacifier can comfort your child and help you, as their parent, get some precious rest. However, if your pacifier isn’t used properly, or is used too long, they could… Read more »

Keeping Your Child’s Smile Health Current

At Central Washington Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Neal H. Smith and Dr. Amy B. Smith know how important regular periodic dental checkups are to help discover if your child is experiencing a chronic oral condition. Children who suffer from chronic dental pain may not always tell you (or even be able to tell you) what is… Read more »

What Thumb Sucking Does to Your Child’s Teeth

As you may know, your child could suck their thumbs for a number of reasons. In fact, most children suck their thumbs to comfort themselves when they’re upset, or when they are trying to fall asleep. However, do you know what thumb sucking can do to your child’s oral health? While thumb sucking may be… Read more »

Facts on Baby Teeth

Naturally, most parents are concerned for their children, especially when they are in any type of pain. As you also know, most parents are concerned with their children’s health and wouldn’t like to do anything that could be bad for their health. However, do you know what you can do to when your child’s tooth… Read more »

What Are the Signs that Mean It’s Time to Replace My Child’s Toothbrush?

If you want your child to have a top-notch oral health, then it’s best to replace their toothbrush at the necessary times. However, that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure when it’s best to replace the brush. So, to help you, our team encourages you to replace your child’s brush: -After 3-4… Read more »