Dental

What To Do When Your Dentist Says It’s Time For Braces

What To Do When Your Dentist Says It’s Time For Braces

By Guest Blogger Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg So your general dentist told you it is time for your child to see an Orthodontist, DON’T PANIC.  He will probably give you names of local orthodontists that he respects, but how do you choose? Here are some tips and things to look...
Is it Time for Braces?

Is it Time for Braces?

By Guest Blogger Mark Kaley of Kaley Orthodontics It is a phrase you may have dreaded hearing from your family dentist: “I think it’s time for your child to see an orthodontist.” “But she’s only in Kindergarten!,” you think to yourself. “Why so early?” The American...
Sparkletina, The Tooth Fairy

Sparkletina, The Tooth Fairy

By Marie Hunkele, author of The Lunchbox Memoirs I think I commit, on average, about 1.3 Mommy Fails a day. But what I’m famous for, are the EPIC Mommy Fails. Take the Tooth Fairy, for instance. When my oldest daughter lost her first tooth, I had no idea what the...
Braces – Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Braces – Ready or Not, Here We Come!

By TMoM team member Allison Tobey About three weeks ago, I left the pediatric dentist with my 11 year old son. The only thing I remember from that appointment was that he was ready for braces. So, I started my orthodontic research by asking, none other, than the women...
Choosing A Pediatric Dentist

Choosing A Pediatric Dentist

By Dr. Marc Goldenberg, Dr. Kate Pierce, and Dr. Matthew Applebaum of The Greensboro Center for Pediatric Dentistry Choosing a pediatric dentist for your child can lead to a lifetime of good dental health. As pediatric specialists, we treat the whole child, not just...
Moms: Take Care of YOUR Teeth, Too

Moms: Take Care of YOUR Teeth, Too

By Dan Driscoll, DDS, Enlighten Dental Care If you are anything like my wife, you are probably diligent about getting your children to the dentist twice a year, reminding them to brush and floss, and helping them to avoid the dental dangers of soda and sticky sweets....
By a Thread

By a Thread

By Kelly Gunzenhauser My son is walking around with one of his bottom teeth dangling by a thread. It’s bothering him when he eats, and of course his tongue is always moving it around. When I told him it might be time to pull it, I got a big whimper and hands clamped...
We Know the Drill!

We Know the Drill!

By Jonathan Mochnick, DMD, with Cuthrell DDS & Mochnick DMD We get it. The last thing you want to do is go to the dentist. But we don’t take it personally. In fact, we are doing all we can to change how you feel about visiting the dentist. That’s why we not only...
Creating Happy Kids Smiles!

Creating Happy Kids Smiles!

Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases and yet 90% of it is preventable. Dental decay is five times more common than asthma and 25% of all preschoolers between the ages of 2 and 5 already have a cavity! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists...
Alerting the Tooth Fairy

Alerting the Tooth Fairy

By Dr. Mark Kaley with Kaley Orthodontics February is National Children’s Dental Health month! It’s a good time to promote good habits and regular dental visits with your children. Here’s an article from one of our sponsors that helps answer an...
Things to Know in a Dental Emergency!

Things to Know in a Dental Emergency!

Last spring, the tooth fairy came really, really early to our house, and unfortunately it wasn’t cause for celebration. My then-14-month-old son lost his two bottom front baby teeth when his high chair (at a restaurant) tipped over and he had to be rushed to the...
Q & A with Kaley Orthodontics

Q & A with Kaley Orthodontics

By Mark H. Kaley, DDS, Kaley Orthodontics When I talk to parents both in and out of our office, three topics come up over and over again: thumb sucking, tooth spacing, and orthodontic timing. If you are like most, there was no need to consider such things until that...