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Autism and the Dentist

April is National Autism Awareness Month and during it, we celebrate our patients with auditory disorders, their triumphs, personalities, and the joy they bring to us when visiting one of our offices. Bringing a child with an auditory disorder to the dentist can be a daunting task, especially because many auditory disorders are associated with …

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Welcome to the New Pediatric Dental Associates!

Dear Patients, Today, it is with great excitement that we announce each of our offices – Medplex Pediatric Dentistry; Just Kids Dental, Pediatric Dental Associates – Cullman; Pediatric Dental Associates – Pell City; and Pediatric Dental Associates – Oxford, will be known as Pediatric Dental Associates. Until now, you may not have realized that these …

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Three Symptoms of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep is very important to a child’s development.  Any type of sleep disorder can impair a child’s sleep patterns and lead to negative consequences.  One of the most common sleep disorders in children is obstructive sleep apnea.  There are three symptoms to be mindful of when diagnosing a child with obstructive sleep apnea.   Enlarged …

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7 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

We don’t often consider our children’s teeth when we pack their school lunches.  Small changes in what they eat for lunch at school will impact their oral health for years to come.  With school starting back soon, be sure to pack these delicious foods to keep those unwanted cavities away.   Cheese – Cheese provides …

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Screen Time Can Affect Your Child’s Teeth and Health

Does your child go to bed with electronics? With the limitations on current activities due to COVID-19, more screen time is inevitable. However, setting boundaries and ensuring your child does not stay up too late with their devices can make all the difference in lowering their risks for ADHD, sleep deprivation and poor oral hygiene. …

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Summer Diets and Dental Health

Summer is the season for lemonade, ice cream, sno balls, and prolonged-time outside. Because of the sweets and heat during this specific season, it’s especially important to be mindful of dental do’s and don’ts for your child.   For example, did you know that chewing on ice can be bad for your child’s teeth? Because …

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