Who is the Tooth Fairy?

If you want your child to enjoy losing their little baby chompers, then our dentist, Dr. Ed Perdue, encourages you to introduce the Tooth Fairy. The Tooth Fairy is a mythical creature that visits children after they have lost their little baby teeth. When telling your child about this friendly, beautiful and charming fairy, you can share the following Tooth... read more »

Dental Crowns for Children

A pediatric dental crown is a custom-made dental restoration for children that covers an entire tooth to restore its strength, size, shape and appearance after it has been affected by a cavity or oral injury. Also called a cap, a dental crown may be recommended for your child to keep their smile strong and healthy. Typically, dental professionals recommend dental... read more »

How Safe Are Teething Rings?

Is your infant teething? Are you using teething rings to try and soothe your child’s discomfort? While many parents have used some variation of them for years, and they can be effective at calming an infant, the rings may not be safe if they’re not used properly. Typically, when we experience discomfort, we may use ice to seek relief. Teething... read more »

Improve the Health of Your Child’s Smile With Dental Sealants

Do you want a top-notch smile and oral health for your child? If so, then dental sealants might be right for them! Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Ed Perdue, is happy to offer dental sealants in Nashville, Tennessee, to help your child have the strong and healthy teeth they need and deserve. If you are interested in seeing if dental sealants are... read more »

Instructing Young Children on Proper Oral Care

When it comes to raising a child with healthy hygiene habits, there is no training manual for parents to follow, and this can make it challenging to identify when your child is ready for oral care. We are happy to offer some guidelines on how to teach dental health to children, especially proper tooth brushing. Children should begin building a... read more »

Got Questions About Oral Hygiene for Kids? Here Are Your Answers

If you have questions about oral hygiene for kids, it’s best to find the answers right away. The more you know about children’s oral hygiene, the better chance you have of properly and effectively cleaning your child’s smile. So, our dentist, Dr. Ed Perdue, is happy to help you start finding the answers you need by providing answers to commonly... read more »

The Basics of Pediatric Dentistry

A pediatric dentist differs from other dentists in that he has been through additional years of training specifically for his specialized field. While dentists of every stripe complete years of dental school, the pediatric dentist gains specialized experience and advanced knowledge in treating infants and children. Our dental practice and staff members are geared toward young visitors and we work... read more »

What You Should Know About Baby Teeth

You may be surprised to learn that your child’s baby teeth play a big role in the health of his or her smile as an adult. This is because the primary teeth hold space in a child’s smile so that their permanent teeth can come in properly when the time is right. Usually, the primary teeth begin to break through... read more »

Visiting the Dentist for the First Time

As a parent, you want the most for your child, and that means ensuring that they’re seeing the best medical professionals who will see to attaining the child’s greatest health. We often get asked by parents when they should begin taking their children into our office for routine dental checkups. We suggest you bring your infant into our office for... read more »