Author Archives: Natalie Gardner

When should I take my child to the orthodontist?

This is a question that we get asked a lot at Little People’s Dental. One of our orthodontist friends from our dental school days in Buffalo, NY recently answered this question on his blog.  Here is his response: When should Billy visit the orthodontist? March 9, 2016 The short answer is it depends.   When to […]

Chewing gum

“How does chewing gum affect my child’s teeth?” “Most kids love chewing gum – whether it’s packaged in a big round ball, bubble tape, or a simple 5-stick pack. But do you worry about how chewing gum affects your child’s teeth? We all know that sugar is bad for your child’s teeth. Certain oral bacteria […]

Review us and GKAS

Parents, family, and friends – Help us out by leaving a Google review in the month of March and you could win this FAMILY NIGHT gift basket!! How to enter: Go to Search for Little People’s Dental Sign in to your google account (gmail, youtube, google+) and write a review. Thank you to all […]

Advice for Parents from the AAPD

Quick Tips for Busy Parents from the AAPD Article from the AAPD. Go here to get the full content. Whitening Toothpastes Whitening toothpastes have polishing agents in addition to the mild abrasives that help remove surface stains from teeth. Teeth that have surface stains are cleaned and whitened by whitening toothpastes; however, deeper stains won’t be […]

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Because of this, educators all across the country are trying to teach children about the importance of taking care of their teeth. We want to share this post from the National Education Association (NEA): National Children’s Dental Health Month February is the perfect time to help students brush up […]

Getting your kids involved in Valentine’s Day

I love holidays and any excuse to have fun with the people you love. Valentine’s Day is all about your true love but it can also be an opportunity to show our kids or spouse a little extra love.  Here’s some ideas that I think can make Valentine’s Day a little extra special. *Fathers, do something […]

Dental Decay

Dental caries (the process of tooth decay) also known as cavities is the most common chronic disease of childhood and can start as soon as a child has teeth. In most individuals,caries can be prevented, but it takes frequent and regular preventive techniques to prevent it from occurring. Good diet, daily oral hygiene, and regular […]

5 Fun Apps to Help Your Kids Brush Their Teeth

This article was taken from Do you wish it were easier to convince your kids to brush? In a perfect world, they would rush to the bathroom sink on their own, excited to clean their teeth and mouths. Well, these 5 apps just may do the trick. Kids love apps that invite them to […]


Make your child’s first visit to the pediatric dentist a good one with this helpful checklist! It’s the New Year – a time when many parents and caregivers focus on healthy habits and routines for themselves and their families. This year, make sure establishing a Dental Home is on your list of to-do’s, especially if […]

Playdough Recipe

For all those moms stuck home with the kids this week, here’s a simple playdough recipe. This recipe is from Playdough (aka Play-doh) is easy to make at home, and fun for kids of all ages.  Here’s how to make your own non-toxic toy with custom colors and fragrances. This is the classic method that […]