Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Tooth Fairy Tales From Around the World

April 4, 2024

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woman dressed up as the Tooth Fairy

When a child is preparing to lose their first tooth, it can be an exciting time. Although some children are more eager than others, it’s no surprise that the one thing most little ones have in common is the enjoyment that comes with a visit from the Tooth Fairy. As you help them get ready for her arrival, consider sharing these myths from around the globe.  


Is Your Child Fussy? Here Are 5 Signs That They May Need a Frenectomy

February 9, 2024

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Child upset and needing a frenectomy

Have you ever wondered what those small pieces of skin under your tongue and lips are for? They’re called frenula and they serve as connectors for the lips and tongue to keep them from moving excessively. In children, these connective tissues can become thick and restrict their ability to perform basic oral tasks. A frenectomy is needed in these cases to restore function.

But how do you know when your child needs one? Continue reading to learn five signs that your child needs a frenectomy to improve their quality of life.


Teeth Incoming: A Guide to Brushing Your Child’s Teeth

November 10, 2023

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Child smiles

It’s important for children to start learning proper dental care early on, but it can be hard to teach them to adopt the necessary habits. Children can be quite fussy about brushing and flossing, and it can sometimes be frustrating to get them to understand the necessity of proper hygiene. Here are a few tips from your dentist for getting your child to learn and adopt a proper dental hygiene regimen early on.