Dr. Mitch

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

A Healthy Mouth Begins Before Birth

My life irrevocably changed when my wife Lindsey gave birth to our first child, Benjamin. As a pediatric dentist, I have spent countless hours studying oral health and caring for other people’s children. Pediatric dentistry is my passion—one that’s even more meaningful to me now that I have a child of my own. Pregnancy, birth

Good Snack Foods for More Than Great Thoughts

“I WANT A SNACK!” Parents everywhere hear this chorus from their children often throughout the day, especially now that summer is in full swing and families are taking a break from normal school schedules to enjoy outdoor sports, evening bonfires and weekend trips to the lake. Families need these more relaxed times. They give parents

Patient Success Stories: Teeth Whitening

Parents often start to ask about teeth whitening when their children reach the age of about eight or nine. That’s the time when permanent upper incisors (four in front) begin to appear. The enamel quality of permanent teeth is different, so they sometimes seem yellow next to the chalky whiteness of baby teeth. As a

Protect Permanent Molars With Sealants

Permanent molars usually start to surface and settle in around age six—right about the same time that parents are trying to give kids more control over their brushing. Unlike baby teeth, which are fairly flat, these permanent teeth have much deeper and more pronounced grooves that hang onto food, plaque and other gunk in the

Bad Breath Blues: Tips and Tricks for Kids

Bad breath happens to all of us—even our healthy children—and it can be every bit as unpleasant and embarrassing for them, too. While the food they just ate (think garlic or onions) may be a contributing factor, it’s just as likely that other reasons are to blame for their bad breath blues. Offering mints or

Sweet Tips for Your Spooky Night

Halloween can be a seriously spooky holiday for moms and dads trying to teach their children how to live happy-but healthy-lives. Allowing your little superheroes, princesses and goblins some freedom, while instilling good habits, can feel incredibly overwhelming. Have no fear! If you follow the simple tips below, you’ll help your kids experience all of