Are Dental Sealants Effective?

It’s important to start protecting your child’s teeth as soon as possible. Dental sealants are a great way to give your child the best defense against bacteria and plaque. What Are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings placed on the chewing surface of back teeth to protect the teeth from bacteria and acids […]

What Are Baby Root Canals?

If your dentist recommends a root canal for your child, you might feel intimidated and naturally concerned for your child. At Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry, we only consider a root canal once all other alternatives have been carefully reviewed. Sometimes a root canal is the most effective treatment to save a tooth and prevent further dental […]

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

Your family dentist may say that they see kids of all ages, but that doesn’t mean that they’re a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist actually goes through more specialized training than a general dentist in order to meet kids’ unique needs in the dental chair. Initial Training In the beginning, a pediatric dentist’s schooling is […]

Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Children?

Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that most people know as “laughing gas” because of its ability to cause some people to giggle or laugh. It’s also referred to as happy gas due to the mild feeling of euphoria it causes. It doesn’t influence heart rate, nor does it have negative effects on the lungs, […]

BPA-Free Fillings: The Safest Fillings for Kids!

At Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry, your children’s dental health is our top priority. This is why we use BPA-free fillings, a type of filling that is healthier and safer for your child. What is BPA? BPA stands for bisphenol A. It is an industrial chemical that many products, from plastics to dental fillings, contain. It is […]