Becoming the Tooth Fairy

Your child has their first loose tooth. You know what this means: it’s time for the Tooth Fairy! But you’ve never taken on this role before. How does one become the Tooth Fairy? Dr. Sukyoung Ahn and our team are happy to offer some fun ideas. Setting Expectations Your child... Read more »

Dental Sealants: Your Questions Answered

What are dental sealants? A dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (the molars and the premolars) to help protect them from decay. Why should dental sealants be placed? The chewing surfaces of the back teeth have crevices that... Read more »

The Oral Hygiene Tools to Use for a Top-Notch Fall Smile

If you want a strong and healthy smile this fall season, there are certain things you need to do. One of those things is to have an effective and diligent oral hygiene routine. In order to do so, you need the right tools. So, to help you make sure you... Read more »

Growing Pains and Growing Teeth

Kids are not used to growing up. After all, they’ve never done it before. Learning the rope of oral hygiene, teething, losing baby teeth and growing permanent teeth – it all can be somewhat daunting for your little ones. That’s why we’re here – the adults – to lead them... Read more »

Q & A: Pediatric Dental Care

Your child deserves a strong and healthy smile, and it's up to you to help them achieve that smile goal. However, that might be a tricky task if you're not sure how to do so. Well, to help you know more about pediatric dentistry so you can help your child,... Read more »

Thumb Sucking and Its Effect on Your Pediatric Health

Are you aware that sucking on thumbs can damage your smile and your natural teeth alignment? Given the dangers that exist, thumb sucking should be discouraged when you see your child begin to implement the habit. Due to the fact that thumb sucking can slow the growth of teeth, you... Read more »

Dental Sealants Are Like Tiny Raincoats for Your Child’s Teeth

What is tooth enamel? It’s the tough and sturdy substance on the outermost layer of your teeth. Your enamel is naturally fortified, but it’s certainly not invincible. It needs outside help to fully protect teeth from decay. One way to fight this problem is to ask Dr. Sukyoung Ahn about... Read more »

What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

Did you that there is a branch of dentistry specifically designed for our youth called pediatric dentistry? Pediatricians often spend many years in school after their dental schooling is finished to learn what it takes to be a pediatrician. For more information about pediatric dentistry, consider the following: - There... Read more »

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

You may be wondering when to take your bundle of joy in for their first dental appointment. It may be surprising to learn that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child’s first dental visit happen by their first birthday. The idea of bringing your baby into a... Read more »

Tips and Techniques to Improve Your Teething Tactics

Are you prepared to help your child when they are teething? Teething is a common process that all children go through when their teeth begin to appear in their mouths. Typically, the process can be painful when the teeth break through the gums and can lead to irritability and discomfort.... Read more »