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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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What are Pediatric Crowns?

You may be wondering why your child would need a pediatric crown, especially if we are recommending one for primary teeth. Believe it or not,  even though primary teeth will fall out, your child’s first teeth are extremely important to future dental development. Your child may also have soft teeth that are susceptible to cavities …

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A Message to our Patients

  Dear Patients,   The COVID-19 pandemic has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the virus.   We are happy to say that …

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This health observance brings together healthcare providers, dedicated professionals and educators to promote optimal oral health in children. This year’s focus is on ensuring children receive the right amount of fluoride. So, why is fluoride so important and how can you get your child enough? Fluoride is an …

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NuSmile for a Natural Match – Don’t Settle for Silver

Pediatric crowns are typically recommended for children who have dental injury such as a broken tooth or decay beyond repair. Even though baby teeth will fall out, restoring the tooth is crucial to ensure proper dental development. Many options are available for pediatric crowns including silver caps. However, at Medplex, we use NuSmile crowns because …

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Dentistry for Children with Special Needs

Our sweet Sugar helps reduce stress and provides companionship to our beloved special needs patients during their appointments. We also take measures to ensure the office environment is serene, comforting and anxiety-free. Aside from the care received in our office, it’s important to know that children with special needs can sometimes face different types of …

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Holiday Dental Health

MouthHealthy.org has some great tips for avoiding cavities during the holiday season. Some examples include “be picky if it’s sticky” and “watch out for the dangers of too many starches”. Decay can occur in as short a time as a holiday weekend, so learn more about how to protect your child’s teeth here. Enjoy your holidays …

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