Michael J. Leach D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry

Brushing and Flossing

Good oral hygiene removes bacteria, plaque, and left-over food particles that combine to create cavities. The enamel on baby teeth is not as thick as adult teeth; therefore, children need extra care to avoid decay. For infants, use a clean wet washcloth to wipe the plaque from their gums. Once your child’s teeth erupt, brush […]

Tooth Eruption and Loss

Here They Come, There They Go… Primary teeth, otherwise known as baby teeth, may be small, but they are extremely important for your child’s oral health and development. This first set of teeth begins to develop beneath the gums during the second trimester of pregnancy and begin to emerge above the gums approximately four to […]

Your Kid’s First Dentist

Finding a dentist for your child where they can establish a dental home for the next 18 years of their life is one of the most important things that you can do for them. When searching for the best pediatric dentist in your local area, there is a handful of criteria, resembling a checklist, that […]

List for Santa

Print out your letter to Santa and drop it by our office through December 23, 2020. If you are attending our Drive-Thru Santa Party, be sure to bring your letter to drop off in our Official North Pole mailbox that Santa is taking back when he returns on Friday night.   Parents, please include the […]

The Importance of Dental Hygiene with Braces

October is notably categorized as the month of candy and spooky surprises, but what most people do not realize is that throughout the United States, October is designated National Orthodontics Health Month! Our team here at Michael J. Leach, D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry, is dedicated to partnering with our local orthodontic offices to bring awareness about the […]

What Candy Is Best for Your Kid’s Teeth?

Every kid’s favorite spooky and sugar-filled holiday is quickly approaching, and the infamous candy mound on your kitchen table is inevitable. Are all candies really that bad for your child’s teeth? Thankfully no, if proper brushing and flossing accompany it or having it as an occasional treat. We are not going to tell you to […]

5 Best Dental Books for Kids

Kids love to read about the adventures their favorite characters embark on which makes dental books one of the best resources for preparing your child for their first dental visit. Books provide a gateway to the imagination of a child and allows them to look at situations that may seem daunting at first in a […]

Dr. Leach’s Summer Bingo Patient Contest

Happy summer! We are excited to announce our summer patient contest🌞 Download your bingo board now and start earning your way to B.I.N.G.O.! Once you have bingo, bring your board and photos of you completing each activity to our office and receive a coupon for a FREE MILKSHAKE from our friends at Chick-fil-A Windward! Every […]