You’re taking yet another picture of your adorable baby. They’re smiling and looking right at you—perfectly posed for the picture—and then you notice it. Their teeth have white spots on them. Your precious baby has the beginnings of baby bottle tooth decay. Before you panic, here’s some helpful information about it, so you can make sure your baby’s smile stays as cute as can be.(more…)
December 4, 2018
November 3, 2018
You’ve fed the baby but he’s still fussy. You may not hesitate to pop a pacifier in his mouth to comfort and calm him – unless you’ve heard some buzz about the risks of baby binkies. Desperate times call for good information. Your dentist for infants in Bergenfield wants to help you avoid desperate measures by knowing the pros and cons of pacifiers.(more…)
September 14, 2018
What’s New: Jennifer Sunkin, DMD, a dentist whose focus is children with special needs and high anxiety, is joining the Smile More staff to lead ‘Toddler Thursday’s’.
Dr. Sunkin will be Dr. LaCap, Dr. Tong and their group of awesome doctors with over 27 years of experience. The educational program is designed to teach both parents and children about proper dental hygiene. The information is all double-checked by licensed pediatric dental professionals to ensure that everything children learn is age-appropriate and medically accurate.
“Parents can come in, have a coffee and doughnut, and kids sit and watch a puppet show and learn how to brush their teeth,” says Mariliza LaCap, DDS, owner of Smile More Kidz.
“Kids that go through our office don’t even know what it’s like to be afraid of the dentist,” says Dr. LaCap.
Courtesy Smile More Kidz
August 15, 2018
Did you know that 50% of all dental injuries to kids under age 7 occur at home from falling off or bumping into furniture? While that’s a sobering statistic, the good news is that you have control over your home environment and can make changes to prevent these injuries. In fact, it’s probably simpler than you imagine – not to mention that prevention is far easier than bringing your child to a pediatric dentist in Bergenfield for major dental work! Keep reading to learn about some steps you can take to keep your home safe and reduce the chance of both dental and general injuries to your child.
July 19, 2018
As a parent of a young child, you’re responsible for making sure that his or her mouth, teeth and gums are as healthy as can be. Thus, you want to know when you should schedule the first dental visit. Additionally, you wonder how you can make these visits less intimidating for your little one. As you read on, your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield weighs in to answer these questions.
June 6, 2018
Children hit a lot of milestones, starting with the simplest things like grasping a bottle or starting to walk. Especially for new parents, this can be a time of concern about whether they’re developing normally and hitting those milestones at the same time as other children their age. As for losing baby teeth, you may have heard from other parents that losing the first tooth earlier than age 5 is a bad sign, or that their children didn’t lose their first tooth until age 7. But what would a pediatric dentist in Bergenfield have to say on the matter? Keep reading to find out!
May 2, 2018
There are few things worse than finding out your child has cavities, even after you helped them develop a good brushing technique. Perhaps you found out they weren’t brushing as much as they should be because they didn’t like the toothpaste you purchased for them. Regardless of how they developed the cavities, your only concern now is preventing any more from appearing.
According to your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield, finding the best toothpaste only requires two important steps. Keep reading to find out what they are.
March 27, 2018
Whiten Your Smile This Spring
SPRING IS A TIME of renewal and revitalization. All the green is back, flowers are blooming again, and birds are singing. What better time to renew your smile with whitening treatments?
Everyday Life Can Dull Your Smile
Over time, our teeth can appear more yellow. It could be stains from food or it could simply be an effect of age. Because our teeth are porous, even if we clean off the surface stains with diligent brushing and flossing, the discoloration can go deeper into each tooth than any toothbrush or whitening toothpaste can reach. (more…)
March 15, 2018
There are many things that signal your child growing up. Their first haircut is just the beginning, following the start of their school career, and somewhere soon thereafter they might have their first loose, wiggly tooth.
Back in the day, you might have been encouraged to pull out your child’s loose tooth in an unconventional way, but your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield highly discourages that! Learn why in this week’s blog post.
February 28, 2018
As a parent, you’re excited about every milestone that your young child reaches, whether it’s the first steps, words or bites of “table food.” You cherish these moments and file them into the vast memory bank of fond events, but your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield says these moments are also reminders for certain changes that need to occur to accommodate your child’s development. One new habit that needs to be introduced is that of visiting your children’s dentist to begin monitoring the health of your young one. Learn when is the right time for your child’s first visit and what to expect as you continue reading.