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Dr. D. Gregg Baker, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Thomas C. Baker, D.M.D.


Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago
Baby Bottle
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay             The health of your child’s baby teeth is very important, that is why it is important to be aware of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, some may know it as Early Childhood Caries (caries is another word for cavities). What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay you ask? This is a type of tooth decay that occurs because of prolonged exposure to...

Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Oral Health?            Anyone who has toddlers or small children knows that they find chewing gum very appealing.  So lets talk about how chewing gum can be beneficial to your oral health.  Growing up I remember being told that gum was bad for my teeth, and had friends who weren’t allowed to...

Toothbrush Care And Replacement - And Why It Is Important Caring for your toothbrush is very important for your dental health and your overall health.  The environment that you have your toothbrush in determines the cleanliness of your toothbrush.  The ADA recommends that you do not share your toothbrush; this can result in the sharing of unwanted bacteria putting you at risk of...

Dentist Flossing
Flossing: When To Start And How To Teach Your Children            As parents I think it is easier for us to just focus on making sure our children’s teeth get brushed, because we all know how that can be a battle.  Adding one more thing, like flossing, on top of that can seem like a daunting task. However, the sooner we start flossing and brushing our...

Snacks That Cause Cavities

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Snacks That Cause Cavities Kids love a sweet snack between meals, but how will that sweet snack affect their teeth? There are many foods out there that dentist warn us to stay away from, or consume minimally because of their damaging effects. Here we will talk about some of those snacks that may be causing cavities in your child’s teeth. My daughter loves fruit snacks and raisins for...

Foods For A Healthy Smile

Posted 3 months 4 days ago
Good Foods for Teeth
Foods For A Healthy Smile We are often told by our dentists to limit candy, soda and other sugary treats as this can lead to tooth decay. Sometimes with kids, it is easy to toss them a fruit snack or a juice box as a quick snack. As convenient as these quick snacks are, they are not the best choices for your child’s teeth, we should try and choose the healthier alternative snacks....

Toothbrushes for Your Children

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
Finding the right Toothbrush for your child
Do you ever find it confusing trying to decide what kind of toothbrush to buy for your children? Did you know that there are specific toothbrushes for children at various ages? Some parents are unsure about what to do for their infants who don't have teeth yet. As a mother I felt the same way; I didn't know if it was necessary to clean my infant's mouth when she didn't have...

What is fluoride?

Posted 4 months 5 days ago
What is fluoride?
What is fluoride? The American Dental Association calls fluoride “nature’s cavity fighter.”  Fluoride is a compound that contains fluorine, which is a natural element that can be found in water such as rivers, lakes and oceans.  Dentists agree that fluoride, if used in small amounts each day, can help prevent tooth decay. Oral health products such as toothpaste,...

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist? Mothers often spend time looking for a pediatric doctor, learning what to expect during the first year, and how to potty train.  Women get pamphlets in the mail about formula, diapers, and the importance of routine check ups.  But what about your child's teeth? If you are like most parents you just figure you will take your child to your family...

At what age should I first take my child to the dentist?
Children who visit the dentist before age one have 40 percent lower dental costs in their first five years than children who do not see a dentist prior to their first birthday. AAPD.org2   “At what age should I first take my child to the dentist?” That is arguably the most common question pediatric dentists hear from new mothers. The American Association of Pediatric...