Dental Health

FAQ: What are the different ways you can fix my child’s cavities?

FAQ: What are the different ways you can fix my child’s cavities?   Actual picture of a patient treated by Dr. Baxter.  The treatment we use for children will depend on many different factors and can be quite complex. The two most important factors are the child’s age and their risk of future cavities. The treatment […]

FAQ: When should my child first go to the dentist?

Frequently Asked Question: When should my child first go to the dentist? The old answer was to see the dentist by age three. This recommendation was because most dentists who see kids are general dentists who did not want to see small, crying, uncooperative children, nor were their offices equipped to see small children. Most general dentists (family dentists) are […]

Does my child need braces?

FAQ: Does My Child Need Braces? We hear this question daily too! Sometimes, parents ask if their two year old will need braces… and often it is too early to tell. Typically we can spot major problems early (severe crowding, jaw growth problems) around age 4-5. Once the permanent teeth start to erupt, we can […]

Fluoride:  Fact or Fiction?

FAQ: Should my child use a fluoride toothpaste? We have parents ask this question daily as well. The answer may surprise you! We follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association recommendations of starting a fluoride toothpaste as soon as you start brushing the teeth. Wait! I thought fluoride is dangerous if […]