Baby Teeth & Adult Teeth: What to Expect in Pediatric Dentistry

Did you know that babies only have 20 teeth, but adults have 32? Between gaining the first set of baby teeth, losing those, then replacing them with adult teeth – it’s a lot of transition for your kiddos! Here’s exactly what to expect. All About Baby Teeth Babies will eventually have a total of 20 […]

Xylitol: The Plaque Fighting Sugar Recommended in Pediatric Dentistry

You may have come across xylitol in the ingredients list on your gum, but did you know that it’s a hot topic in the pediatric dentistry realm? Xylitol is, perhaps, one of the only sugars you’ll hear dentists actually recommending that you and your little ones consume. Here are the sweet facts on xylitol! What […]

Pediatric Dental Sealants: Your Questions Answered

If you’re concerned about cavities in your little one’s mouth, sealants can be a great addition to your dental care routine! Pediatric dental sealants are an excellent prevention technique – they reduce 80% of all cavities that occur on the surface of the tooth, where chewing occurs. Consider sealants your 100,000-mile warranty, spanning from cheek […]

Our Response To COVID-19 (As Of 3/27/20)

Bluefish is taking daily action to continue your care while keeping both your family and our team safe. Despite the ever-changing information, one thing we can say for certain is that we’re here for you. If you’d like to speak with someone, you can call our office number Monday to Thursday from 8AM – noon […]

Our response to COVID-19 (as of 3/15/20)

At Bluefish, we prioritize the health of your family and ours. As we track the developments of the COVID-19 “Coronavirus” outbreak in the US, we will be following standard protocol that suggests reducing interpersonal contact to minimize the virus’ transmission. We will be operating in solidarity with healthcare providers so as not to overwhelm our […]

Our top tips for nutrition & snacking

The mouth is the gateway to the body. Dental health and body health go hand in hand. We love helping you create snacking and eating habits that make for healthier teeth, bodies and minds. Eating for dental health comes down to three things: sugar content frequency of PH change in the mouth amount of time […]

Save a tooth, wear a mouth guard!

Teeth may be as tough as a turtle shell, but they’re no match for a line-drive, soccer ball or elbow to the jaw. Faster than you can say “OUCH!,” a tooth can break, move or get knocked out. The best way to protect your teeth? Wear a mouth guard. This simple piece of moldable plastic […]

Be a know-it-all on xylitol

Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables. Compared to sugar, it has fewer calories and zero carbohydrates. But what’s really exciting about xylitol is that it’s a tooth-friendly sugar. Along with not encouraging tooth decay, it has been shown to actively aid in repairing minor cavities caused […]

The facts on fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that is abundant in soil, rocks and the earth’s crust. Good thing there’s lots of it, because it’s also nature’s answer to tooth decay. Fluoride helps prevent cavities in five different ways: Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay. It works its way into the structure of the tooth […]

Avoiding big problems in tiny teeth

Everyone knows that baby teeth fall out — usually starting around age six. So if a baby tooth develops a cavity, does it really need to be treated? After all, it’s just going to fall out. Simply put, a cavity is a cavity and needs to be filled. Healthy baby teeth are important for speaking, […]

Get schooled on sippies

Quick, what’s the biggest cause of cavities in young children? Sippy cups and bottles – or more specifically, what’s in them. When kids sip sugary beverages in-between meals or at bedtime, their teeth are exposed to a higher risk of decay. So the best idea is to serve water all day, and save milk or […]

The straight line on crooked teeth and braces

Spacing between the front teeth will often close as the rest of the permanent teeth grow in. Crooked teeth, however, are not the same. When the front teeth are crowded to begin with, the crowding increases as the rest of the permanent teeth break through. Put another way, when 10 permanent teeth try and fit […]