Little girl brushing her teeth in preparation for a child's first dentist visit.
    June 4, 2015
    What’s the Best Age for My Child’s First Dentist Visit?

    Just when you think you've finally gotten the hang of this parenting thing, and your baby is finally sleeping through the night, that first little tooth erupts. What now? While it might seem early, as…

    Boy in the street with injury screaming after falling off to his bicycle
    May 28, 2015
    What to Do When Your Child’s Tooth Gets Knocked Out

    It's traumatizing for a parent: your child comes running to you, blood streaming from their mouth, after having fallen off their bike. My wife loves to tell the story of when she fell off her bike as …

    Mother and toddler age daughter brushing each other's teeth.
    May 20, 2015
    8 Struggle-Free Tips to Brush Your Child’s Teeth

    What is it about brushing before bed that makes kids totally hyper? Our kids would suddenly start bouncing off the walls when it was time to brush their teeth. One of our daughters even used to flat-o…

    Baby drinking milk out of a sippy cup
    May 11, 2015
    The Surprising Reason Sippy Cups Can Hurt Your Toddler

      When I was a volunteer dentist in Africa, I was amazed at all the beautiful teeth I was seeing. Children who had never been to the dentist before had textbook-perfect straight teeth, perfectly …

    June 28, 2002
    Saving a Lost Tooth – Should We Try to Replace?

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Sometimes when a permanent tooth has fallen out, it can be successfully replaced. However, there is a time frame that decides if this will be successful and part of it depends on …

    Natal Teeth
    April 12, 2001
    Natal Teeth

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Natal teeth (teeth present at birth) are found in about one out of two thousand newborn infants. These are often (but not always) extra teeth. Natal teeth may cause pain to the in…

    March 9, 2001
    Preventing Tooth Decay in Infants

    ┬áDr. Greene's Answer: The bottle-feeding that comforts and nourishes your baby can also cause severe tooth decay. Most parents I talk to don't know how to care for their babies' teeth. Unlike adult c…