Why Regular Dental Visits Are In Your Child’s Best Interest

A crucial factor in your child’s dental health is regular dental exams and cleanings performed by a pediatric dentist and her team every six months. Receiving pediatric dental checkups allows your child to be checked for undiagnosed oral problems that can cause chronic dental pain. Children may not notify adults that they are suffering tooth pain if they don’t comprehend... read more »

Helpful Facts About Dental Sealants

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars to shield them from decay. Why are they used? The back teeth have chewing surfaces that have deep grooves or fissures that are difficult to clean properly, even with thorough brushing. Plaque can build up in these grooves,... read more »

The Process of Teething

When pearly whites first begin erupting from your child’s jaw, you’re certainly going to enjoy the phase as much as they will: that is to say not very much. This eruption development can be difficult for the child, making their gums achy and tender. Imagine the sensation of a new tooth piercing through some of the soft tissue spots of... read more »

How to Help Your Child Feel Comfortable at the Dentist’s Office

Do you wish there was a way you could help your child feel more comfortable in the dental chair? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our pediatric dentist, Dr. Deanna Dudenbostel, is happy to discuss the ways you can help your child have a more positive and successful dental appointment. Some tips she has are: -Use... read more »

Mouth-Healthy Holidays for Kids

The holidays can be stressful, and it’s very easy to give up on wrangling your kids into general mouth health during such a busy time. But don’t give up! Trying to cram an emergency dental visit into your holiday plans is not a fun idea for anyone. Here are some things to help make sure your family’s smiles stay healthy... read more »

What Causes Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

While teaching your toddler-aged children to learn to brush can be tricky, it's impossible, dangerous and not advised for children aged 3 and under. For infants and newborns, you can use oral tissues, also defined as tooth wipes. Tooth tissues should be utilized after children swallow or drink sugary foods like juices or fruit, and the tissue should be trashed... read more »

Dental Jokes to Tell Trick or Treaters on Halloween

Halloween is almost here. That means the vampires are coming out of their coffins, ghosts and mummies are leaving their graves and witches are boiling toil and trouble. In other words, trick or treaters are coming to your door! You can make the experience more fun by telling them these corny jokes: Q: What is a vampire’s biggest fear? A:... read more »

How Fluoride Can Help Your Child’s Teeth

If you would like extra protection against cavities for your teeth or your child’s teeth, ask Dr. Deanna Dudenbostel about fluoride in Colmar, Pennsylvania. What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help strengthen the teeth against cavities. Every day, minerals are lost and gained from the enamel. Demineralization is when the minerals are lost and remineralization is... read more »

Choosing a Toothpaste

When it comes to brushing your teeth, there are two things that are must-haves. One is a toothbrush, the other is toothpaste. There are plenty of brands on the market, so which one is the right one for you? Most toothpastes will contain an abrasive to help scrub your teeth. If you are cleaning your dentures or a retainer, you... read more »

Teaching Kids to Brush

A strong oral hygiene regimen is a must — anyone who’s been kissed can confirm that. And while you pray your little one won’t be snogging for approximately the following 15 years, establishing proper oral care is a must with children while they’re still young. That’s why at Colmar Dentistry for Kids, we want to help the teeth-brushing (and flossing)... read more »