Dentistry For Kids & Toddlers

  Is getting your kids interested in their dental hygiene akin to pulling teeth? Unfortunately, when we're younger, we might not understand the importance of regular tooth brushing and flossing. As a parent, it can be difficult and frustrating to try and entice, cajole or plead with children not to forget about their crucial tooth care. At the end of... read more »

Tips for Finding the Best Dentist for Teenagers

As children become teenagers, parents often have to step back and let their kids start figuring things out for themselves. However, teens can sometimes struggle to keep up with the best habits when it comes to dental health. Even the most responsible teenager might miss one of their twice-daily toothbrushing sessions while staying up studying. After all, it’s hard to... read more »

Suresmile for Teens: A Different Approach to Orthodontics

Your child’s teenage years are exciting, but they can also be a challenge. From changing hormones to navigating the trials of high school, teenagers almost always have a lot on their plates. When teen dental issues and crooked teeth crop up, it can throw a big wrench into their daily lives. While braces are an excellent option for helping teenagers... read more »

Healthy Dental Habits for Kids & Teens

Did you know that tooth decay is one of childhood’s most common chronic illnesses? Despite being so common in our younger generations, the best way to combat tooth decay is with simple, healthy dental habits for kids and teens. Sadly, one in ten children leave high school without having learned essential life skills like how to brush their teeth properly.... read more »

What is Restorative Dentistry?

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but let’s not undervalue the charm of a beautiful smile. Of course, even if you’re lucky enough to grow up with a perfect set of pearly whites, it’s hard to keep them that way. From chipped teeth to cavities, tooth damage is as common as it is unpleasant. But you don’t... read more »

Healthy Baby Teeth For Toddlers

Though we don't often think about it, babies as young as 9 or 10 months can be infected with cavity-producing bacteria, which can cause tooth decay. At Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany, dental health is a lifelong commitment. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 20% of children 2-5 have untreated cavities, and the percentage rises... read more »

National Children’s Dental Health Month

In celebrating February as National Children's Dental Health Month, we've listed a few tips below to help your child have a healthier smile. Let's start with the basics: Brushing teeth from Day One Even before your little one has any teeth, the gums should be wiped with clean gauze after each feeding to get rid of bacteria. Once the first... read more »

Blurring the Lines Between the Fields of Dentistry

  You understand the importance of strong teeth, healthy gums, and a straight smile. But you may not always know the right kind of dentist to see for various types of concerns. Here is a quick breakdown of three of the major areas of dentistry, and their main purposes. "What is a family dentist?" A family dentist (also called a general... read more »

Is there a right way to brush for sensitive teeth?

You might think the best method to brush your teeth is using a hard toothbrush and back and forth motion.  Although it might make you feel like you are cleaning your teeth thoroughly, you just might be causing more harm than good.  If you have sensitive teeth, brushing too harshly can cause microscopic scrapes and scratches on your teeth.  With... read more »

Help! My tooth is knocked out!

I can hear my mother saying, “Kids, will be kids!”  Inevitably when the kids are being kids, there can be an elbow to the mouth or a knee to the cheek.  Not to mention accidents involving sports or other physical activity. What should you do if a tooth is knocked out?  If it is a permanent tooth: first locate the... read more »