Many parents don’t realize how early oral care needs to start. By Melinda Wenner Moyer If you hear blood-curdling screams coming from my house at 7 a.m. or 7 p.m., don’t fret: I’m just brushing my 2-year-old’s teeth. It’s a traumatic endeavor for us both, and I admit that I’ve sometimes wondered: Is this really […]Read More »
Many dentists are agreeing that flossing is equally as important (arguably more important) than brushing! Flossing removes plaque, bacteria, and food between the teeth and along the gums where a toothbrush can’t reach. In fact some sources indicate that brushing alone only reaches 35% of your tooth surfaces. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most […]Read More »
Here are some thought about what to do during that time of year when coughs, colds and flu can make your child’s life miserable. Besides, these can strike any time of year! And like many people, you’ll probably reach for extra multi-vitamins or an over-the-counter medication to ease your little ones symptoms. But did you know […]Read More »
Dr. Staci Whitman and Dr. Michelle Stafford worked for nearly two years to bring World Of Smiles to North Portland. They seek to partner with families to provide education and motivation for healthy dental habits. The practice strives for excellent patient care with a holistic, integrative approach while offering innovative treatment options. Both Docs enjoy teaching families and other healthcare professionals the importance of prevention and laying a foundation of healthy dental practices from a young age. They advocate for infant and child oral health, have had extensive experience with patients of special needs, and are Board Certified Pediatric Dentists. Learn more about who your family will partner with at your next visit!