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

Protecting Your Child’s Teeth in the Sports Season

As parents, we often associate the need for mouthguards with sports like football, hockey, and other contact sports. However, there is a risk of dental injury in nearly all sports, extending to baseball, volleyball, soccer, and more. While all these are great activities for kids to be able to go outside and get fresh air […]

The Therapy Dog Difference

Our therapy dogs Honey and Maisy aim to reduce, or in some cases eliminate, certain anxiety symptoms associated with dental visits. It has been scientifically proven that the relationship between therapy dogs and their patients significantly stimulates emotional support, which in turn increases psychological health!Therapy dogs differ from service dogs in that they do not […]

Diet and Snacking

What your child eats is just as important for their oral health as proper brushing and flossing, so let’s cover what makes up a healthy diet. Simply put, a healthy diet for your child includes fruits and veggies, grains, meat, legumes, and milk. Now, we must put a disclaimer on that statement… Some of your […]

X-rays: The Tooth Photos

Dental x-rays are vital to regularly monitor the oral growth and development of your child. The common misconception is that dental x-rays only detect cavities or are a way for dental offices to upcharge you for a service that isn’t fully necessary. Allow us to debunk this myth. There are four kinds of x-rays that […]


Fluoride, fluoride, fluoride! You hear about it all the time, but is it worth all the hype? The short answer is yes. We would not be much help however, if we simply left it at that, now would we? Of course not! So, read on to learn what fluoride is, why it is important, and […]

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 […]