We will be open for regular dental work, cleanings, fillings, and more starting Friday, May 1! We have our team members here today answering your calls to schedule an appointment or reschedule as needed. We're excited to be back, but we ask you to please read this...
The need for proper dental care spans a lifetime — beginning with mom’s oral hygiene during the prenatal period. So from before birth to adulthood, great dental care leads to a healthier life. Here at Shelby Pediatric Dentistry, we take seriously our commitment to...
You have probably seen the articles on social media about the new juice guidelines put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We wanted to add our voice of support to all the press and tell you a little bit more about why this is such an important change to the guidelines! Ask any pediatric […]
Many parents might find themselves wondering why we make all this fuss about baby teeth. They’re going to fall out anyway, right? It is true that the baby teeth will fall out eventually. The trouble is, some of those teeth are still in the mouth for a long time. Did you know that on average, […]
We’re super excited to announce that Dr. Taylor McFarland is joining our practice! She is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist who shares our treatment philosophy, is very sweet with the little ones, and is passionate about children’s oral health. She graduated at the top of her dental school class at UNC, and completed her residency […]
Here’s part two of our “Tooth Tips” from 89.9 WAY-FM. Transcript below: This is Dr. Richard Baxter from Shelby Pediatric Dentistry with a few tips about oral health for children. First, it’s best to bring your child to the dentist for the first visit by their first birthday. Seeing a child by age […]
We are doing some “Tooth Tips” for 89.9 WAY-FM (the best Christian radio station in Birmingham) and we wanted to share them with you. We will be releasing the three one-minute spots over the next couple of weeks. This radio station plays the best Christian music, with the least commercials. Dr. Baxter also had a […]
This is going to sound crazy, but eating Halloween candy on Halloween is not dangerous for your teeth. The bigger concern is when the candy is eaten frequently throughout the year and becomes a habit. For example, it’s much better for your child’s teeth to allow them to eat whatever candy they want on Halloween […]
FAQ: How should I brush my child’s teeth? Brushing your child’s teeth changes as they get older. It’s important to start brushing your child’s teeth at 6 months, or as soon as the first tooth comes in. Make sure to use just a smear of fluoride toothpaste for children age 6mo to 2 years, and a […]