1. Beware the Mouth Monsters this Halloween: By the AAPD

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists knows all that Halloween candy can lead to a spike in dental decay.  They offer a some great advice on how to watch out for ghosts, goblins and the Mouth Monsters this year!  Tips include choosing more tooth-friendly treats from the candy stash.  Click here to check it out!…Read More

  2. Braces 101: Keeping Teeth Healthy – By Dr. Shah

    This is a topic very close to me. When I was 14, I finally got my braces off! Unfortunately, due to my lack of oral hygiene and diet, I had developed generalized decay in between my teeth that led to having a lot of fillings, crowns, root canals and eventual extractions. Don’t make the same mistake I did! Here are some tips for great tooth care while in braces: Rinsing & Brushing – 3-4 tim…Read More

  3. Save That Tooth! – by Dr. Al

    I spoke with our staff recently to reaffirm the age old tradition of what happens if your child, or someone else's child, gets a tooth knocked out...what do you do? The chances of your child having their tooth knocked out are almost zero.  However, with our children being increasingly involved in various physical activities the chances of you being present when another child has a tooth knocked o…Read More

  4. Back To School Dental Care – by the AAPD

    School is in full swing!  Parents and children have survived the hectic first few weeks and are starting to settle into the new routine.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has put together some Back To School tips for starting the year off with great dental health!  Click here to check out great tips on routines, healthy lunch & snacks and trauma prevention.  We wish all our Gato…Read More

  5. Dental Home for Special Needs Children – By Dr. Al

    Many of us know a family who has a special needs child. There is something special about the parents of a special needs child. They face challenges many of us cannot even imagine. Some of the finest people I know are the parents of special needs children and some of my favorite patients are their kids. They see the world and life for what really matters. One of the great challenges for these famil…Read More

  6. Our Pediatric Dentists Can Help Your Child Form Healthy Habits

    Having a healthy smile can do much to make life better. Not only will you feel more confident in yourself, but having clean, cavity-free teeth can provide vast improvements to your quality of life. People who neglect to care for their teeth are at a much higher risk of developing oral health issues, which can range from a problematic toothache to large-scale extractions and more. As a parent, it i…Read More

  7. Enamel Hypoplasia – Colored Spots on Teeth – by Dr. Shah

    Enamel Hypoplasia is a condition where teeth have less enamel (the outer, white part of the tooth) than they should. This condition is common in both baby and permanent teeth.  It typically appears as white or yellow spots on a single tooth or several teeth and can vary in severity.  Enamel Hypoplasia in baby teeth is most common on the very back molars or the cuspids (the corner teeth).  In pe…Read More