What Should and Shouldn’t Go in Your Teen’s Smile

With so many concerns surrounding your teen’s healthy development, one important factor to manage is their oral health. During this time in their life, they are exposed to new situations and fads with their peers. You can help them navigate this stage to build healthy habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. So, let’s take a look at what’s in... read more »

Caring for Your Child’s Smile

As their primary caregiver, one of the most important aspects of bringing your child in for their first dental visit is learning how best to care for their teeth. We are happy to show you how to clean their mouth daily and answer any questions or concerns you may have about their oral hygiene. We can also spot check for... read more »

Helping Your Child Feel at Ease at the Dentist Office

Bringing your child in for their first dental visit early in their life is so they get used to being in a dental office and won’t get nervous. Once your child is older than two, depending on their temperament and personality, they might experience anxiety at the different sights and sounds. At this age, the goal of the first visit... read more »

Fluoride Use

There’s long been a debate about whether or not fluoride is an effective, safe way to improve oral health. Through years of research and study, though, it’s been proven that fluoride has a ton of health benefits. Today, we’re going to walk you through why your child needs it, and how to use it. This should help improve their long-term... read more »

Tricks for Making Tooth Loss for Kids Fun

Does your child feel nervous when they think about losing their baby teeth? If so, our dentist, Dr. David Suttie, has some tips for you! Fortunately, there are things you can do to help make losing baby teeth fun. The more fun you make it, the less trouble you might experience during the process. The things you can do to... read more »

What is Dental Bonding?

There are a ton of different options for fixing teeth after they break. From crowns to bridges and veneers, it’s almost too hard to choose which method is best. However, Dr. David Suttie and the team in Napa, California suggest that you take a minute to consider dental bonding for your child's tooth. It’s a great solution for chipped or... read more »

Why your Child Needs a Mouthguard for Sports

A lot of sports players use mouthguards these days, especially football players. But for any sport where there’s the chance for contact to the mouth, our team at Dr. David Suttie Dentistry For Children in Napa, California highly encourage your child to wear a mouthguard. There are a lot of different reasons for this recommendation, even if it seems silly... read more »

What You Need to Know About When Your Child Suffers From Bruxism

When children grind their teeth, the parents tend to cringe at the sound and worry about their children’s little chompers. If you’re one of these parents, then our dentist, Dr. David Suttie, would be happy to tell you all about bruxism, which is another name for teeth grinding. The more you know, the better chance you have of helping your... read more »

What You Should Know About Pediatric Dentistry

Now that you have your new baby, your long and distinguished career as a parent has begun. Apart from finding your baby a regular pediatrician, you will also need to choose a pediatric dentist. Until your baby’s first tooth arrives, there are some things you can do to make sure that your baby enjoys the best possible oral health. Even... read more »