Why You Should Choose a Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of young people. Many families wonder whether they should take their child to their family dentist or look for a pediatric dentist. While a family dentist can certainly care for your...

Why Dental Care is Important During Pregnancy

Are you pregnant? Congratulations, and guess what? Now you’re brushing for two! Pregnancy changes many things in an expectant mother’s life, including the health of her teeth and gums. Morning sickness and hormonal changes during pregnancy can make you more prone to...

Don’t Delay Your Child’s Dental Visits

Have you been delaying your child’s dental visits due to COVID? If so, you’re not alone. A national poll suggests that a third of parents say the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult to get dental care for their children. Since the pandemic began, 40% of parents...

How to Treat Children’s Canker Sores

What are canker sores? Canker sores are small, shallow open wounds (or ulcers) in your mouth that can make eating and talking painful. Canker sores can happen at any time in a person’s life, but they usually begin showing up between the ages of 10 and 20 years old....

Is Thumb Sucking Bad for My Child’s Teeth?

Why do kids suck their thumbs? Thumb sucking is a natural reflex that begins in the womb, before birth. For babies and small children, it is a soothing behavior that can help them when they are anxious or want to go to sleep. In many children, thumb sucking may...

Why Water is Important for Your Child’s Teeth

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 3, 1941, and has since become a...

Added Sugar and Tooth Decay

We know you want to give your family nutritious meals and snacks, but knowing which foods are healthy isn’t always easy. While sugar is found naturally in many nutritious foods, such as milk, fruits and vegetables, many of the foods we think are healthy contain added...

Genetics and Your Child’s Oral Health

How do genes affect oral health? If you’ve been wondering if your genes play a role in your child’s oral health, the short answer is yes. Issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, tooth color, cleft lips or palates, oral cancer and misaligned teeth can be hereditary....

How Important Are Your Child’s Routine Dental Visits?

We know that most of our normal routines have been upended recently by the pandemic. Work, school, play, vacations and family visits all look different these days. But when it comes to medical care, just how important are your child’s routine dental visits? Visiting a...

Halloween Candy and Your Child’s Teeth

Halloween will most certainly look different this year, but Halloween treats are sure to be a part of the festivities. It’s natural to be concerned about your child’s candy consumption after they’ve collected a slew of sugary sweets, but by keeping a healthy attitude...

Supporting Your Teen in Caring for Their Teeth

Teenagers and adolescents have distinctive needs when it comes to their dental care. Here’s how parents can support their teen in caring for their teeth.

How to Manage Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

Does your child get anxious about going to the dentist? Rest assured, it is perfectly normal – in fact, almost 20% of school age children are afraid of visiting the dentist. Whether its fear of being separated from their parents or a fear of the unknown, there are...

The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Physical Health

Why Your Child’s Dental Health is More Important Than You Realize   Did you know that problems with your child’s mouth, teeth and gums can affect the rest of their body and even their health and well-being into adulthood? Let’s take a look at how caring for your...

Tips on How to Handle a Dental Emergency

The thought of going to the dentist right now, in the middle of a pandemic, can be anxiety-inducing. While routine visits need to wait until our office reopens, we are available in the case of a dental emergency. Below are situations that need immediate attention, and...

How to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy During the Pandemic

Here we are, more than a month into quarantine, and you may be wondering if you’ll ever get to see your pediatric dentist again! We here at Capital City Pediatric Dentistry miss our patients enormously and want to make sure you’re all taking care of your children’s...

Protect Your Child’s Teeth With Dental Sealants

What are Sealants? Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where most cavities in children are found. When the cavity-causing bacteria that live in everyone’s mouth meet leftover food particles, they produce acids that...

Fluoride’s Strange History

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a compound that contains fluorine, a natural element that can help prevent tooth decay by inhibiting the loss of minerals from tooth enamel and strengthening areas that are beginning to develop cavities. Fluoride can be found as an active...

Diabetes and Your Children’s Oral Health: What you Should Know

Establishing good dental hygiene in children can be a challenge. Practicing good oral habits such as regular brushing and flossing, drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy diet and scheduling regular dental visits are essential to ensuring and maintaining a healthy...

Top Reasons Why Kids and Parents Love to Visit our Dental Office

A Positive Experience for All Taking your kids to the dentist can be stressful. Whether its general anxiety over visiting the dentist, a child with special needs or fear of a necessary treatment or procedure, we do our best to make sure every visit to our practice is...

The Importance of Mouthguards: Are You Putting Your Child’s Dental Health at Risk?

Do you have a child that plays sports? If so, are they using a mouthguard? Here’s why we think they are important and an essential piece of athletic gear for teens and children. We all know that playing sports comes with the risk...