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 »

What are Sealants?

Your child's daily routine should involve brushing and flossing, hopefully twice a day; but if he or she is continually hearing the word cavity during a dental office visit, then dental sealants might be a great option for your child.  Even when brushing and flossing regularly, it is hard to get all the plaque removed from the deep grooves of molars.... 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 »

It is finally summer time!

You and your family have just set out on a great trip when your tooth begins to ache.  Now what?  First, do not put any pain killers, such as aspirin, directly on the gum surrounding the tooth because the medicine can burn the gum tissue.  You should clean your mouth out by rinsing with warm salt water.  Gently swish the... read more »