What is Oral Conscious Sedation

Pediatric Sedation Dentistry at Growing Smiles At Growing Smiles in Floral Vale we specialize in a technique known as oral conscious sedation. Sedation is recommended for children requiring dental treatment who are young, nervous, have special needs, and/or require multiple dental visits. Unlike general anesthesia, children are still able to breathe on their own and Read More

Treatment of White and Brown Spots

ICON resin infiltration is a new treatment aimed to improve the appearance of white spots (decalcifications) or white/yellow/brown developmental spots on smooth tooth surfaces. Treatment is completed without no injection or drilling. Causes of Brown Spots on Teeth Decalcifactions may  be  caused by the accumulation of plaque which could lead  to a cavity. Patients in Read More

The Importance of Dental X-rays

Kids Dental Xrays Are Important Dental X-rays are a diagnostic tool used by dentists to diagnose oral diseases and monitor dentofacial development. We understand that because your child is being exposed to radiation that you may be hesitant to consent to treatment. At Growing Smiles in Floral Vale we take every precaution when treating your Read More

What to do about loose baby teeth.

Children eventually get 20 primary teeth. 10 teeth on top and 10 on the bottom. These teeth hold the place for the permanent teeth and are replaced around the age of 6. Typically the lower incisors are the first teeth to become loose. As the permanent tooth begins to erupt the roots of the primary Read More

The Importance of Baby Teeth

Why it is necessary to treat baby (primary) teeth? There is a common misconception that baby teeth are not important because these teeth fall out, and, as a result, treatment in these teeth can be avoided. However, treatment of baby teeth is essential for children. Why Are Baby Teeth So Important? Primary teeth are important Read More

Why does my child grind their teeth at night?

Teeth Grinding In Children Is Common This is one of the most common we questions we get at Growing Smiles in Floral Vale.  Tooth-grinding or bruxism is defined as “the habitual nonfunctional forceful contact between occlusal (biting surface) tooth surfaces than can occur while awake or asleep.”  According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Read More

Why are My Child’s Teeth Coming in Yellow

This is one of the most common questions I get from parents of 6 and 7 year-olds. Even though there are multiple reasons why your child’s permanent teeth are yellow, the most common reason is the intrinsic color difference between the permanent teeth and baby teeth. What Causes Yellow Teeth in Kids This yellow appearance Read More

How Thumbsucking and Pacifiers Affect Babies Teeth

The effects of thumb sucking and pacifier use. Most parents get concerned when they see their infant or toddler sucking their thumb or using a pacifier. According to the Academy of Pediatrics almost 100% of babies will engage in nonnutritive sucking and typically begins around  the 29th week of gestation. Nonnutritive sucking has many benefits Read More