Just when you’ve got your sleep schedule under control and your routine with your baby is ironed-out, teeth start showing up and throw everyone for a loop. Your normally happy baby might become a fuss bucket for no apparent reason, or all of a sudden copious amounts of drool have you replacing bibs every hour… Continue reading 7 Things Moms Should Know About Their Baby’s Teeth
Some of the most common questions we get from parents here at Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry are about their child’s teeth and the timing of them coming into the mouth (aka erupting) and falling out. When will they grow the next tooth? When will their baby teeth fall out? Is what is happening for my… Continue reading Eruption Patterns
We are excited to announce an upcoming event in partnership with the Connecticut Freemasons to help serve our patients, and have some fun too! On Saturday, September 30th from 9AM to 1PM we will be at our office registering children with the CT CHIP program (which stands for the Connecticut Child Identification Program). The CT CHIP program… Continue reading Sweet Tooth CHIP Event – Sat, September 30th
At Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to make your child’s first visit with us as pleasant and educational as possible. We recommend every child have their first visit around their first birthday, but we are always happy to meet older patients as well! Regardless of their age, we set aside plenty of time to… Continue reading Your Child’s First Visit
Preventive dentistry is extremely important in pediatric dentistry. We are given the chance to help mold the oral health habits of young children so they have a future of healthy smiles their entire lives. One of the tools we use to help ensure a cavity-free future is dental sealants. Some parents may remember getting sealants… Continue reading Sealants and Their Benefits
Fluoridated water is a controversial issue surrounding health news today. But for Dr. Erica Pitera and most pediatric dentists nationwide, the topic is not so controversial. Today we’ll explain more about why our office recommends drinking fluoridated city water or adding fluoride tablets to well water. Childhood caries (the fancy word for tooth decay in… Continue reading Fluoridated Water: Where, When, Why?
Did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that all children see a dentist by age one? At Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry, we love seeing babies in our office to help their parents learn everything they need to know about an infant’s growing smile! Although a baby may… Continue reading Top 5 Tips for Your Baby’s Smile
Spring sports are just starting, and it’s got us thinking about an important component of any uniform – a mouth guard! Any time your child is engaged in an activity where their face can come in contact with something hard— another player, a ball, the pavement, etc. — it’s a time that they should be wearing a mouth guard.… Continue reading April is National Facial Protection Month
If you are new to our practice, or haven’t met Dr. Erica yet, we’re excited to share this video with you. Take a few minutes to get to know Dr. Erica Pitera, hear about her journey to becoming a pediatric dentist, and why she loves her job so much! Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry 583 Saybrook… Continue reading Meet Dr. Erica Video
National Dental Assistants Recognition Week (March 5-11, 2017) Once a year, dental offices across the country take some time to recognize the dental assistants in their practices. No dentist could successfully or efficiently do their work without trusty assistants by their side, and we couldn’t be luckier to have Lori and Kaytie as our dental assistants at… Continue reading Thank You To Our Pediatric Dental Assistants!