When Thumb Sucking Becomes a Hazard and What You Can Do

Young children have a habit of putting of sucking on objects and fingers as a method of learning and comfort. While a habit of thumb sucking for an infant and toddler is not generally a cause for concern, vigorous or prolonged thumb sucking can have a negative effect on your... Read more »

Tips to Help Your Child Relax In the Dental Chair

The dental office can be a little intimidating for children, but we can help your child feel calm and comfortable in the dental chair. We provide pediatric dentistry to treat children growing into their oral health. To help your child enjoy a positive dental experience, we offer the following tips... Read more »

Baby Teeth Traditions of India and More

Did you grow up trading your pearly whites to the Tooth Fairy? Would she give you a bit of money under your pillow in exchange for the tooth? If so, you probably grew up in the US. Our Tooth Fairy tradition is exciting for us, and other countries have their... Read more »

The Basics of Tooth Buds

What are tooth buds? To our dismay, they’re not characters from a fun kids’ television program about living tooth creatures giving dental hygiene guidance. (Yet.) Knowing about tooth buds will help inspire you to practice awesome dental hygiene habits when treating your child’s pearly whites, so we’ve assembled this information... Read more »

Why Bottle Rot Should Be Prevented

You might be familiar with baby bottle tooth decay and thought, "does it matter that baby teeth rot because they fall out anyway?" The answer is yes, it does matter. Read this post to find out why. Although baby bottle tooth decay affects the baby teeth, effects from the disease... Read more »

Making a Visit to the Dentist Easier When You’re Pregnant

At Soudabeh Sharafi DMD, we recognize that pregnancy can be a hard time for many women. We want your pregnancy to be as comfortable as possible, and we think that means keeping your mouth clean and healthy. Since we want you to keep solid oral health during your pregnancy, for... Read more »

Teaching Your Child about the Mouth

Good oral health care starts in the home. Part of that is about teaching your young children about their mouth. You probably know, however, that an online article or a lecture won’t really help your child learn about it. Here are some better ideas: Mouth Self Portrait: Gather a mirror,... Read more »

What Can Chewing Sugarless Gum Do for Your Healthy Smile?

Your dental tools are important because they support your daily efforts to keep your smile healthy tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Stocking up on a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and an oral rinse is your dental essentials. But there's one more item you should keep in your oral... Read more »

Fall Tips for Your Child’s Oral Health Care

Are you practicing effective oral health care techniques with your child? With the coming of Halloween and Thanksgiving, it is important to make sure you can adequately protect your child from any temptations or treats that may be heading their way in the near future. If your child is extremely... Read more »

Pediatric Dentistry and its Treatments

Do you have any young children? If so, are there any teeth visible in their mouths yet? As soon as the first tooth has erupted above the gum line, it needs to be cared for. Furthermore, a trip to your child's dentist is required to ensure their oral health is... Read more »