Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hello everyone,

My first official blog entry.  I hope that the information posted here is beneficial to our patients, friends and family.  Our goal is to provide updated information as it relates to your oral health.  We welcome any questions you may have.

The first topic that I would like to discuss relates to pediatric dentistry.  As a family dental office, we see both kids and adults alike.  Being that I have 2 young daughters, this is a topic of great interest to me.  Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued new recommendations - the first being that all children start using a toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth first appear, regardless of cavity risk level.  According to the AAP, children ages 3 and younger are advised to use a small amount of toothpaste (size of a grain of rice), and for those children 3 and up, a small pea-sized amount may be used.  As always, parents should dispense, supervise, and assist with brushing.  This information came from the journal Pediatrics, vol. 134, no. 3, Sept. 2014

-Eric Tyler, DDS