A common question new parents are often faced with: should you give your baby a pacifier? Using a pacifier comes with both pros and cons, according to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). On the positive side, pacifiers provide a source of comfort to infants and can teach self-soothing. Pacifiers can also assist in reducing […]Read More »
Snacking and Cavities Snacking can increase your child’s cavity risk! Dental professionals recommend that eating smaller, scheduled meals throughout the day can help prevent childhood obesity, but also tooth decay! Researchers now know that frequent snacking – or “grazing” – is becoming a major source of tooth decay, especially in children. Teeth go through a […]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!