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Predicting the Risk of Developing Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay, dental caries or the better-known term, tooth cavity is the most common chronic disease in the world. It is a chronic disease because once one is diagnosed with tooth decay, that person ...

Dental Treatment for Children under General Anesthesia in the Hospital Setting

Dental treatment (dental surgery) under general anesthesia (GA) may be provided in the hospital operating room (OR). This article aims to educate and help prepare parents and children for their ...

Flossing regularly, for a healthier smile and heart!

It is well known that regular flossing can keep gums clean and healthy. Just try it, if one does not floss for a few consecutive days, it will result in inflamed and bleeding gums. Get back into ...

Dental Treatment for Children under Sedation (Nitrous Oxide, Oral & IV Sedation). What All Parents Should Know!

Dental treatment (dental surgery) under sedation may be completed safely and effectively at the dental office, ambulatory surgery centers, or the hospital based operating room. Here is a quick r...

Phone Consultations! Can the Dr. give advice without seeing the patient?

It is not uncommon for parents to want to get advice on their child health needs without seeing the Dr.? Now days many parents may simply try to see what is the best remedy for their son or daught...
SDF

hellosmile Blog Update: Sliver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), the New Way of Saving Children’s Teeth with Severe Tooth Decay!

hellosmile Update Blog on Treating Children Tooth Decay with Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) by Ali B. Attaie, DDS, MPH, FAAPD The use of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) was also recently covered i...

Four Ways to Get Your Child To Floss

Lets face it; bedtime routines can be challenging for parents. The nightly agenda likely includes bathing, teeth cleaning, story time and more. Although you may be tempted to slack off on flossing you...

Kid’s Orthodontics

Many parents are surprised when their dentists tell them that they recommend early orthodontic treatment for their children. Aren’t braces meant for teenagers and adults? Children tend to get braces...

Thumb Sucking

Pacifiers, binkies, lovies, blankets, teddy bears – all of these are comfort objects for babies and young children. Thumb sucking is also one of the most comforting aspects of nap time, bed time, an...

Why Does My Child Need to See a Pediatric Dentist?

Does my child need to be seen by a pediatric dentist? The answer is not so simple. Many dentists do treat children, but they may or may not have the additional time and experience necessary to pro...

hellosmile and the Tooth Fairy Tradition!

Children\'s power of imagination part of what we celebrate everyday at hellosmile! The Tooth Fairy fantasy figure is of course the most common character we talk about when a child visits one of our ce...

Changing How We Care

Innovating the Patient Experience: In October of 2012 the hellosmile team presented a project at the Global Service Design Conference in San Francisco with Dr. Ali Baba Attaie and our Lab Director ...

A newborn’s smile is perhaps one of the greatest gifts to humankind

hellosmile Committed to your Child\'s Smile  A newborn’s smile is perhaps one of the greatest gifts to humankind. The ability to smile is often magically rediscovered by grown ups upon witness...

Knee to Knee and Stool Exam

Knee to Knee and Stool Exam At hellosmile our baby and toddler exams take place with the up-most consideration. For younger and apprehensive children we have designated areas where we can bypass th...

Are Cavities Contagious from Mom to Baby?

As a mom, you pass a lot onto your children. Your looks, your love for food, your behavior, but did you know you can actually pass bacteria from your mouth to your child’s? Much like a cold, the bac...

How to brush your child’s teeth and Prevent Cavities?

PREVENTING CAVITIES: THE IMPORTANCE OF BRUSHING DAY+NIGHT WITH A FLUORIDATED TOOTHPASTE Cavities are irreversible. But it is possible to prevent them. Experts recognize that brushing twice a day wi...

How do Kids Get Cavities?

GERMS’ ATTACK! What are germs? It is certainly quite difficult for kids to understand a concept that they cannot see. There are a few things you could do to bring the concept of the bacter...

When is The Right Time for Your Child to Have Their First Visit With a Pediatric Dentist?

BABY TEETH MATTER Children don’t come with instruction manuals. Many parents joke around about the fact that a manual or guide to dental health might be beneficial to help raise their child. How ...

Why are baby teeth important?

Many parents overlook the importance of their child\'s teeth, especially their baby teeth (also called primary teeth). Some parents do not realize teeth serve functions other than biting and chewing. ...