Informative Articles About Pediatric Dentistry & Child Dental Care

April 29, 2022 | Dr. Posthuma

Did your baby’s first tooth just come in, and you’re wondering which toothbrush is the right choice? At this very young age (likely around 4-6 months of age), you can continue to wipe the teeth and gums to clean them on most nights, but it is a good idea to start to introduce a nylon...

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December 11, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

In the pre-COVID world, The Tooth Ferry team LOVED visiting local preschools and elementary schools to give presentations about oral hygiene, healthy snack choices and tooth decay. We typically aim to present to children as young as preschool-age, and all the way up to about 3rd grade. Our presentation is broken into components that benefit...

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October 21, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

Many dental practices have a drawing or monthly prize that your child can be entered into if they have no cavities at their 6 month check-up examination, often known as a “No Cavity Club”. When starting my practice, The Tooth Ferry Pediatric Dentistry, I very much wanted to reward kids for coming to their 6...

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October 15, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

The Tooth Ferry is open for all routine dental care! In addition to our usual infection control protocols, we’re excited to tell you about additional changes we’ve made to help keep you and your family safe. We know you, as a parent, have a lot of questions about the safety of visiting the dentist with...

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August 27, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

Do Children Really Need Dental X-Rays So Often? Many parents ask me about the age at which children should have their first set of x-rays taken. The dental radiographs taken on kids show us tooth decay that cannot be seen with the naked eye. These areas of decay are tucked between the teeth where the...

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May 21, 2020 | Dr. Posthuma

Unfortunately the majority of this post is neither funny or fun, unlike the agent mentioned in the post name- nitrous oxide, which is commonly known by its silly name: “laughing gas”. This gas is typically used to make children feel more relaxed in the dental office and it makes a 40 minute procedure feel more...

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