Pediatric Dentistry

Why did we get a new laser?

Why did we get a new laser? We had been using the iLase dental laser from Biolase. It’s a pen-like device that belongs to a subset of lasers called “diode” lasers. Basically, how it works is the tip is “initiated” by something like cork or blue paper before each use, which then focuses the laser energy […]

“Dentistry With a Mission”

“Dentistry with a Mission”   An article written about us when we first opened used the phrase “Dentistry with a Mission,” and it stuck. Our full mission statement is to “provide exceptional, individualized oral healthcare for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs in a fun and compassionate environment. We partner with parents and focus […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Child Grinds Their Teeth…

Shelby Pediatric Dentistry is starting a new blog! In this blog, we will feature news in the world of pediatric dentistry and answer questions frequently asked by parents. If you have any questions for Dr. Baxter, please post them on our Facebook page or in the blog comments below. Frequently asked question: Is it ok […]