Look for These Teething Signs

In some ways, it may seem ridiculous to speak about how you’ll tell when your child is teething. You’ll understand the signs right away, and everyone within earshot will too; the baby’s not exactly going to be silent about it. But it’s best to be prepared to assist your child... Read more »

How to Help Your Child Have a Top-Notch Smile

Do you want your child to have a strong and healthy smile? If so, there are things you can do regularly to keep their teeth and gums in tip-top shape. Our pediatric dentists are happy to tell you all about those things because he also wants your child to have... Read more »

Pregnancy and Dental Appointments

If you've been expecting a child, you recognize that it takes lots of medical visits, and that can include lots of prescriptions. (And if you may be expecting soon, you'll find out how busy a pregnancy can be!) To assist your doctors as they take care of you during your... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Boost Children’s Oral Health

Your child deserves a top-notch smile and oral health. Unfortunately, there are many things in the world today that can threaten your child’s smile and cause cavities and other dental issues. The good news is that your dentist, Dr. Sunil Ilapogu, can protect your child’s teeth from these things and... Read more »

The Facts about Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Many parents or caregivers don’t think twice before giving their babies bottles at naptime or bedtime. The fact of the matter, however, is that this can affect children’s teeth – even when those teeth haven’t come in yet or even though they are not yet permanent adult teeth. All children... Read more »

Helping Your Child to Quit Sucking Their Thumb

Sucking is a natural reflex for infants; they even suck their fingers in the womb. Thumb sucking or pacifiers help babies to feel secure and happy as they learn and grow. Prolonged finger sucking or binkies can actually create misalignment issues with your child’s primary teeth and lead to changes... Read more »

The ADA Maintains an Index of Approved Oral Hygiene Products

Your daily oral hygiene routine is very important for preventing cavities and periodontal health problems. To aid in this effort the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. This will help to remove plaque buildup and residual food particles before they can... Read more »

Determining the Factors Associated with Tooth Sensitivity Symptoms Will Help Develop an Effective Treatment Plan

Tooth sensitivity when consuming hot, cold, sugary, or acidic things can be more than just inconvenient. It can gradually start to impact your enjoyment of life while proving to be a symptom of an even more serious oral health condition. If your child has been experiencing tooth sensitivity discomfort recently,... Read more »

Toothbrush Time Is Family Time

Sometimes, it is difficult to know what to do to help your child learn good oral hygiene habits. Simply setting a timer and supervising can be a dreary task for all involved. Here are some ways to make sure your child’s oral hygiene is a good experience all around. First,... Read more »

Three Kid-Approved Tips for Healthy Teeth

Getting your child to brush her teeth for two minutes, twice a day, can be a challenge. Simply setting a timer and supervising can be tedious and ineffective. At Sunny Smiles Dentistry, we know that brushing your teeth can be fun if you know how! Here are 3 tips to... Read more »