Dr. Dennis

A Good Book Can Make You Smile

At Dentistry for Children, oral health is about more than just clean teeth and healthy gums—it’s also about creating reasons to smile. We believe one of the best ways to inspire imagination and happiness in children is through reading, so we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite grin-inducing books. Enjoy! Little Blue

The Tooth Fairy is a Businesswoman With a Briefcase

If you ask eight-year-old Vivian about the Tooth Fairy, she has plenty to say…and draw. In fact, her artwork was the winner of our February Tooth Fairy Tales contest on Facebook. “I think of the Tooth Fairy as a businesswoman because she has to be professional to get all of the teeth, and she needs

Patient Success Stories: Anterior Crossbite

One of the issues we frequently encounter as we partner with parents and families in dental care is anterior crossbite — a situation that occurs when one or more of the top teeth sit behind the bottom teeth as a child bites down. In most cases, anterior crossbite is caused by the over-retention of baby

Sink Your Teeth Into These Oral Care Guidelines

  As soon as the first tooth pokes through your child’s gums, you should begin to implement an oral care routine in the morning and evening. Every child is unique and responds to toothbrushing and flossing differently. You may encounter resistance from time to time as your child grows and develops personality, but the struggle will feel

The Pacifier Conundrum

  When feeding, rocking, snuggling and singing just aren’t soothing your little one, a pacifier can be an easy and convenient way to provide comfort and security. But whether or not to use a pacifier is an agonizing decision for many parents of toddlers and infants because so much conflicting information about this topic exists.

Better Than a Kick in the Teeth

According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 7 million sports- and recreation-related injuries occur each year, and over half of them are experienced by children. Hospitals, for example, Medical City Kids Orthopedics (visit their website here for the statistics), see thousands of children every year with these kinds of injuries, and

Meet the Kids

You’ve no doubt seen the cute kid drawings in our logo, but did you know they were inspired by real children in Dr. Dennis’ life? We invite you to meet them! Tatsuhiro Koonichiwa! My name is Tatsuhiro. I was a patient of Dr. Dennis’ when he was a United States Air Force pediatric dentist in Misawa,

Chew On This

Gum may actually support and promote good oral health. According to a recent study published in the journal PLOS One, chewing gum for up to 10 minutes can remove as much as 10 percent of the bacteria from your saliva. In addition to trapping bacteria, gum chewing dramatically increases saliva flow, which neutralizes acids, efficiently