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 »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

At Sunny Smiles Dentistry for Children and Young Adults, we enjoy using our blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for the community through monthly posts. We look forward to sharing current, ongoing information about pediatric oral hygiene and other helpful topics. If you have any questions or... Read more »