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!
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 »
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 »
How to brush your toddler’s teeth without the battle. Toddlers aren’t known for being cooperative about things they don’t understand or want. Here are our suggestions for getting that all-important tooth brushing accomplished!Continue Reading »
How Pregnancy Affects Your Teeth and Gums You just found out you’re Pregnant. Congratulations! It’s likely the first things you thought of are the beautiful bassinet you want, the adorable little clothes he or she will wear and those tiny little feet! You might also be glowing, with that well-known ‘pregnancy glow’. The thought of […]Continue Reading »
Kare Crisis Nursery – an asset to our community. Look, here’s the reality of life – sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes, no matter how hard you hide the candy, your kids find it. Sometimes, no matter how often you brush, you still get a cavity. Sometimes, no matter how long you sit in front of the […]Continue Reading »
How Cigarette Smoking Affects Your Oral Health “All my friends have dentures. I’m getting some too!” Sounds silly, doesn’t it? But if teens could see into the future, it’s what they might be saying when they are in their later years. Not very glamorous, is it? The #1 reason teens give for starting to smoke […]Continue Reading »