Archive for March, 2015


[youtube=] Dental sealants are a type of special coating that act as a barrier, protecting cavity-prone teeth. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. They are sometimes used to cover deep pits and grooves in other teeth. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from […]

Teething Toddlers

Teething is the word used to describe the lengthy process by which a child’s baby teeth emerge from their gums.  For most kids this begins around the age of six months and continues until all twenty teeth are emerged.  This usually ends by the time a child is around the age of two or two […]

Preventing Decay of Primary Teeth

[youtube=] Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry It is very important to try and prevent decay of your child’s primary teeth. As soon as teeth appear in the mouth decay can occur. Watch this “Your Dental Health” for some helpful preventative measures that you can take.

Sedation for Children

The American Dental Association offers the following questions that parents and guardians should ask concerning in-office sedation or general anesthesia for their children. Who will provide the pre-operative evaluation of the child including their past medical history such as  allergies, current prescription medications and previous illnesses? What is the recommended time the child should be […]

Pregnancy & Your Teeth

It’s no secret that pregnancy is an important time in a woman’s life.  However, misunderstandings about the safety of dental care during pregnancy may cause women to avoid seeing their dentist. The fact is, your dentist can create a treatment plan that is safe, effective, and essential for combating the adverse effects of oral disease […]