What kind of toothbrush should my child use?

Imagine that you sit down for some evening television, and during the course of the evening, you see five commercials regarding dental products. They all claim to be the best. Then remember your last visit to the dental aisle at a local grocery store. The choices are overwhelming and there seems to be no sure […]

The Sweet Tooth Gene

These days everyone knows that a sweet tooth is bad for their teeth. Avoiding sweets is harder for some people than others and it’s not just a lack of willpower. New research published in the Journal of Appetite Feb 2014 examines the genetic variants of the dopamine-4 receptor in pre-school age children on their food preferences. The research […]

What to do if your child has a dental emergency

Dental Emergency facts you need to know Toothache: Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact your child’s dentist. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching […]

Tooth Fairy

  Tooth Fairy Much of the joy we experience as kids comes from our love of magical thinking and an openness to possibilities. Take the Tooth Fairy as an example. The story is simple enough: A magical character with deep pockets goes around and collects teeth. Dr. Julia Brown, your Rancho Cucamonga, Ca children’s dentist has on good authority that the […]