Get a Head Start on Your Child’s Oral Care with These Tips

Proper dental hygiene habits for a healthy smile are one of the countless life lessons that children must learn from their parents. It’s normal for parents to have a lot of questions and concerns about how to instruct their children on proper oral care, and this is where our dental... Read more »

The Answers to Questions About Oral Hygiene for Kids

Oral hygiene is very important. In fact, it’s vital for a top-notch oral health and smile. This is why our dentists, Dr. Richard Ruffalo and associates, encourage you to help your child keep up with oral hygiene. However, this might be tough if you have questions about oral hygiene. So,... Read more »

Children in Areas Without Fluoridated Water Might Benefit from Fluoride Supplements

Established research has proven that fluoride exposure helps maintain healthy tooth enamel. Many municipal water systems have added fluoride to the drinking water. Drinking fluoridated water, when combined with brushing with a toothpaste containing fluoride often provides a healthy dose of fluoride. Fluoride helps prevent cavities and reduces chances of... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips for Teens

If you want your teen to have the top-notch oral health and smile they deserve, then it’s important that they keep up on oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is vital because it helps them maintain clean and healthy teeth and gums. To help you help them keep their smile in tip-top... Read more »

What to Expect During Your Child’s First Exam

We hope that your visits to our office are relaxing and enjoyable, for you and for your children. We recognize that some children have an irrational fear of the dentist’s office, and we do all that we can to make their visits peaceful, starting when they are very young. Here... Read more »

What are Tooth Buds?

What are tooth buds? Sadly, they’re not main characters from an exciting kids’ television show about living tooth humanoids giving oral hygiene guidance. (Yet.) Understanding about tooth buds will help encourage you to practice great oral hygiene habits when treating your child’s chompers, so we’ve put together the following data... Read more »

The Habits That Can Negatively Affect Your Child’s Smile and Oral Health

Do you want your child to have a top-notch smile and oral health? If so, then you need to help them avoid the habits that can harm their teeth and gums. Unfortunately, there are many. Our pediatric dentists would like to help you help your child by listing the habits... Read more »

Focus Your Oral Health Care on Thumb Sucking

Are you aware of the issues and abnormalities that can arise from thumb sucking? Although thumb sucking is quite common among children, it can eventually lead to severe dental damage if it continues. Typically, thumb-sucking needs to end when a child is around 4 years of age as their permanent... Read more »

Maintain Optimum Oral Health with Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Prevention

Are you aware of what baby bottle tooth decay is and what you can do to prevent it? If you do not know what it is, baby bottle tooth decay is a process in which a child’s oral health suffers due to unhealthy substances found in their baby bottles. More... Read more »

Making Dental Health Exciting

Helping your children to form healthy dental habits can sometimes be difficult. Making dental hygiene and dental health practices fun can make things easier for both you and your child. Our dentist and team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are happy to offer advice for making dental care fun for you and... Read more »