Ages 3-6

Your child’s primary teeth are lost at various times throughout childhood and their permanent teeth will begin erupting about age 6 and continue to about age 20. Adults have 28 permanent teeth, 32 if you include the third molars or wisdom teeth.​

Molar Hypomineralization (MH) or Chalky Teeth

In this condition, the permanent teeth appear soft and discolored (white, cream, yellow or brown) and sharply bordered against normal enamel.  One or up to all four molars may be involved, as well as, the anterior incisors.  This criteria separates

Handling Dental Emergencies

Knocked-out Tooth: Baby Tooth (Primary):  damage to a primary tooth could also harm the permanent tooth underneath it. If the tooth is completely out, do NOT try to put it back in the socket. Clean the area and apply pressure

Geographic Tongue

Geographic tongue (benign migratory glossitis or erythema migrans) is an oral condition affecting the top and sides of the tongue. The exact cause is unknown but studies have found geographic tongue to be the result of inflammation from the loss

How Many Names For Sugar Can You Identify?

Sugar or sucrose goes by many different names, 60 to be exact!!  This makes it very difficult to figure out how much sugar a food or liquid actually contains.  The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA)

Cheek, Tongue and Lip Biting Habits

Is it harmful if I bite or chew on my cheek, tongue or lips? Yes, continued trauma and chronic irritation to your oral tissues can result in painful mouth sores or ulcers. Repeated trauma to these areas can also leave

Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases diagnosed within the United States and around the world. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to process sugars. Many people who have diabetes don’t realize that it can also affect their mouth and

Why Does My Mouth Hurt?

When we complain about mouth pain we usually assume it is tooth related. However, there can be other causes to consider such as: • Canker sore or apthous ulcer on gums or tongue • Cavity or decay • Food impaction

What is Decalcification?

Decalcification occurs when calcium and phosphorous minerals are removed from the tooth surface. These minerals are a normal part of your tooth’s composition but can be depleted or lost due to plaque accumulation. When plaque is allowed to sit on

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays (radiographs) are a very important and necessary piece of your dental exams. X-rays are taken to diagnose conditions that your dentist is not able to diagnose clinically. The safety of x-rays is often questioned by parents when they