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 »

Dental Sealants: Simple Cavity Prevention

You probably agree that the best way to treat a dental health problem is to prevent it. One of the most common dental health issues children (and adults, for that matter) face is tooth decay. Cavities can form at any time and essentially anywhere on a tooth. Dental sealants work to prevent cavity formation in… Read more »

The Proper Way to Floss Your Child’s Teeth

It’s important to start oral hygiene at an early age. Learning good oral hygiene habits at a young age can help provide beneficial and successful results in the long run. You can teach your child how to properly care for their smile by caring for their teeth and gums each day. Dr. and our team… Read more »

Fluoride and Your Kids

As parents, we want to do as much as we can to ensure the good health of our children. And oral health is an important element of overall wellness. Although kids’ primary teeth are only temporary, keeping them strong can have ramifications for years down the road. Regular fluoride treatment is one great way to… Read more »

How to Fight Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Did you know that your child is prone to tooth decay? Well, it’s true. It’s called baby bottle tooth decay, and it’s a common dental problem found in many children’s smiles. Generally, the cause of this issue is the prolonged exposure to sugary drinks, and it usually causes major oral health issues, like poor eating… Read more »

Pediatric Dentistry: Tips to a Successful Dental Appointment

If your child has a hard time being in the dental chair at , Dr. and our team has some tips that might help your child finally have a successful dental appointment! Those tips are: Bring your child in at the right time It’s best to bring your child in for their appointment at a… Read more »