Read Our Blog

Help your child's oral health

7 Ways Your Dentist Helps Preserve Your Child’s Oral Health

By JudithSheaDDS | August 23, 2021

Parenting Your Kids to Good Oral Health As parents, we want to do whatever we can to keep our children safe and healthy. We teach our children the importance of eating healthy and getting exercise. We model good behaviors that we want our children to emulate, such as saying please and thank you, sharing toys,…

Help relieve a toothache

What Can I Do About My Child’s Toothache?

By JudithSheaDDS | July 3, 2021

Toothache Questions and Answers Aches and pains can come and go, but toothaches are one issue that we wish would go away as fast as possible. Unfortunately, toothaches consist of a pain that often doesn’t seem like it will go away. With no apparent relief in sight, children with tooth pain can be miserable and…

Find the best pediatric dentist for your child

How Can I Find the Best Pediatric Dentist For My Child?

By JudithSheaDDS | June 30, 2021

What to look for when searching for the best pediatric dentist to suit your child.  As a parent, you know that your child’s health, including their oral health, is the most important thing in the world. You also know that you need the right professionals on your team, including a great pediatric dentist, to keep…

8 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Healthy Teeth

By JudithSheaDDS | May 4, 2021

Sparking your kids’ interest in dental care early means healthy teeth for life. Kids who develop healthy oral care habits early on in life tend to carry these same habits through adolescence and adulthood. The trick to helping kids develop an early interest in having healthy teeth? Make dental care fun! Here are 8 tactics…

5 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Dental Routine

By JudithSheaDDS | April 20, 2021

Renewing Your Dental Care This Spring Spring is a season of renewal and growth. The weather warms, plants turn green, flowers bloom, and wildlife emerges to enjoy the newfound plenty. This renewal often makes it into our homes in the form of spring cleaning as well—it’s the time when we sort through overflowing closets and…

A Cavity Prevention Playlist for Kids

By JudithSheaDDS | March 14, 2021

10 Fun Songs and Videos to Get Your Kids Interested in Brushing Their Teeth Building healthy dental care habits early in life greatly increases the chances of kids continuing to prioritize their oral health as teens and adults. A highly effective way of getting kids interested in their smiles and brushing their teeth is through…

Rochester NY: Fantastic Foodie Facts

By JudithSheaDDS | February 8, 2021

Fulfill your foodie dreams with these facts! If you and your family fancy yourselves foodies, then you live in the right place. Rochester, New York, ranks #4 as a top city for foodies in America, just after Miami, Berkeley, and Pittsburgh. The ranking itself has more to do with the number of restaurants in a…

Why Fix Baby Teeth? Q&A

By JudithSheaDDS | January 13, 2021

Baby teeth are important for oral health.   You brought your child to the dentist for a routine dental visit and found out there is a small tooth cavity. One of the most common questions parents will ask the dentist is “Do we need to fix a cavity on a baby tooth if it will fall…

Stainless Steel Crowns for Kids

By JudithSheaDDS | January 13, 2021

The Benefits of the Added Protection of Baby Dental Crowns Surprised when the dentist says your child needs a filling or even dental crowns? Whether your child indulges in sweets or not, whether they are brushing superstars or still learning good habits, cavities can happen.  Though good dental and eating habits help to prevent cavities,…

Is Your Child Getting Braces? Show Them These Braces Success Stories!

By JudithSheaDDS | December 22, 2020

8 Celebrity Glow-Ups With Their Own Braces Success Stories Braces tend to be par for the course for children throughout their pre-teen and teen years. Braces provide so many benefits that kids can’t help but become excited about the smile they will have when the braces inevitably come off. From improved speech to a more…

Early Orthodontic Evaluation — Saving Time, Angst and Money

By JudithSheaDDS | December 11, 2020

Remove unnecessary angst for your child by scheduling an orthodontic evaluation at age 7. Kids face plenty of challenging experiences throughout their childhood. The ages of 7 to 11 comprise what many physicians consider middle childhood. During this time in their lives, children grow both physically and cognitively. From growth spurts to major early academic…

Baby Teeth Basics: Nutrition FAQ

By JudithSheaDDS | November 24, 2020

Providing the nutrition your baby needs to grow. Proper nutrition is important for everyone, but it’s absolutely essential for your little one. It gives their body the resources it needs to grow, develop, and stay healthy. Your child’s diet even impacts their oral health—a balanced diet helps keep your child’s teeth strong and reduces the…

Planning your first visit?

Getting to know Dr. Shea and her team will be a fun and enjoyable experience for you, your child, and us. We will review your child’s history and make sure you are comfortable with our procedures and staff.