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...
Mouth healthy lesson plans for teachers

Mouth healthy lesson plans for teachers

MouthHealthy.org, the public education site from the ADA, offers a few engaging lesson plans for teachers. Teachers can discover intriguing lessons geared towards various ages and grade levels. Are you an elementary school teacher looking for some fun worksheets for...

6 reasons why you need a genuine smile

6 reasons why you need a genuine smile

When we feel good, a genuine smile comes naturally. It is an external sign of happiness, amusement, or appreciation. But did you know that smiling can also reduce bad feelings and more? Smiling is excellent for your health! It makes you more approachable Because a...