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!
Does your child play sports? Grass Valley and Lincoln pediatric dentist Dr. Michelle Kucera has some important information to share with you about mouthguards and how they protect your child’s teeth on and off the field.Continue Reading »
Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smile, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. We know you love to […]Continue Reading »
You may think being exhausted simply comes with the territory of being a parent (and it does), but there may also be a serious medical condition causing your child to wake up often throughout the night – sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is most commonly found in adults, but can also, in rare cases affect children. […]Continue Reading »
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 »