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Age One

Age One         When should my child first see a dentist?   The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that the first dental visit should occur by one year of age.… Read more »

Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Why a Pediatric Dentist?       Why do you recommend a pediatric dentist for children?   We differ from general dentists in that we have an additional 2-3 years of specialized training which prepares us to understand and manage… Read more »


Frenums       There are many benefits to breastfeeding a child however mothers and infants may experience a variety of difficulties mastering this. Can you shed some light on how a pediatric dentist can potentially help a mother who… Read more »

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants       What is a dental sealant?   A dental sealant is a thin, white plastic material that is applied directly to the chewing surfaces of the teeth – usually the back teeth to prevent tooth decay.… Read more »


Prevention       Dental caries is one of the oldest and most common diseases found in humans. While there have been continuous efforts to reduce how common it is, it is still widespread especially in children.  Can you give… Read more »

Oral Sucking Habits

Oral Sucking Habits       We all know a lot of young children like to suck on their fingers, thumbs and pacifiers, can these have adverse affects?   You’re right!  Sucking on thumbs, fingers and pacifiers is very normal… Read more »

Trauma and Mouth guards

Trauma and Mouth Guards     Why are mouthguards important for sports?   As pediatric dentists we see trauma to the head and neck particularly the teeth due to contact sports several times a month. Athletes are 60 times more… Read more »

COVID-19 Update: Offices Are Open

COVID-19 Update: Offices Are Open   To our amazing patients and families,   Exciting news! We have officially re-opened! Our schedulers will be diligently working with you to get your child’s dental care back on track. Thank you for your… Read more »

COVID-19 Update: Dental Emergencies

COVID-19 Update: Dental Emergencies   Our Smiles in Motion, Pediatric Dentistry offices remain open for emergency dental care. Dr. Amanda Spitz shares some helpful information on pediatric dental emergencies in this short video.   If your child is experiencing a… Read more »