At Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Kucera and the team are committed to sharing our dental and health-related knowledge. We want to keep parents informed and arm them with tools to help their families live healthy, happy lives. Our bi-monthly blog features articles about different oral health topics that affect growing kids, from what to pack in a healthy lunch to the links between gum disease and different health conditions. We hope the topics we choose help you make better all-around health decisions for your kids and to ask questions. Feel free to share, comment, and join the conversation!
Calcium. We regularly hear how important calcium is for our kids’ diets. It’s vital for healthy growth. Calcium is a building block for strong bones. It helps with hormone balance and keeps the heart pumping and blood circulating normally. But, did you know that calcium is also vital for healthy teeth? Calcium builds strong bones. […]Continue Reading »
Welcome to our new website! We are thrilled with the launch of our new online home that will help us provide a better experience for our patients. This site is meant to be an extension of our practice that allows you to easily find information and schedule appointments, and a resource for our patients and […]Continue Reading »
We don’t allow our child to eat much sugar. Why does he have so many cavities?Continue Reading »
If your child’s Pediatrician or Pediatric Dentist has recommended a Frenectomy it’s likely you want more information so you can make an educated decision about his or her care.
Let’s explore Frenectomies – what they are, the reason they can be necessary, the types which may be recommended, and the risks involved.Continue Reading »
These third molars, when they grow in properly, have optimal bite alignment and healthy gum tissue are very useful for chewing. However, as the human jaw has evolved and adapted over thousands of years, our mouths have become smaller. In many cases, there simply isn’t room for these third molars in the modern mouth.Continue Reading »
We all suffer from bad breath at times – and your child is no exception. Here are some of the causes, and solutions.Continue Reading »
Your child has a cavity. Is the dental drill a foregone conclusion? Not necessarily. Silver Diamine Fluoride, sold under the brand name Advantage Arrest™ manufactured by Elevate Oral Care, does a great job of arresting dental caries. History Silver Diamine Fluoride (referred to as SDF) is an antimicrobial liquid which has been proven effective in […]Continue Reading »
Exploring the Use of Physical Restraint in Pediatric Dentistry You may have seen the recent segment on CBS Channel 13 in reference to a child who was physically restrained during his dental treatment. This incident has sparked a heated debate. Why do Pediatric Dentists sometimes use physical restraints? (Often referred to as ‘Papoose Boards’) Under […]Continue Reading »