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Tooth healthy foods are low in sugar and high in fiber and nutrients, such as fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meat, beans, and whole grain breads and pastas. Tooth unhealthy foods are starchy and high in sugar, such as crackers, dried fruit, chips, and cookies, as well as juice and soda pop. Eating “tooth unhealthy foods” creates […]

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Water is the best drink to keep your teeth and body healthy. Water may contain fluoride, a natural mineral that helps prevent cavities. Drinking juice or soda throughout the day causes repeated acid attacks. Repeated acid attacks cause cavities. Juice and soda pop have a lot of sugar in them and no nutritional value. Replace […]

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Baby teeth are important – they help us smile, eat, talk, and hold space for adult teeth. Baby teeth, also called primary teeth, will start to come in at about 6 months of age and continue to until about age two and a half. Taking care of children’s baby teeth helps to establish good oral […]

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A balanced diet is necessary for your child to develop strong, decay-resistant teeth. In addition to a full range of vitamins and minerals, a child’s diet should include plenty of calcium, phosphorous, and proper levels of fluoride. If fluoride is your child’s greatest protection against tooth decay, then frequent snacking may be the biggest enemy. […]

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With any injury to your child’s mouth, you should contact your dentist immediately. The dentist will want to examine the affected area and determine appropriate treatment. If your child is in pain from a broken, cracked or chipped tooth, you should visit the dentist immediately. You may want to give an over-the-counter pain reliever to […]

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Meet Buddy the turtle and let him show you around Pediatric Dentistry of Florida (also known as Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers). #DrVerwest. We’re Trusted by Parents, Preferred by Kids! For appointments call (239) 482-2722.

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Proper Dental Care The effects of poor dental care range from tooth decay and cavities to gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth loss. Fortunately, proper dental care, including cleaning teeth correctly and regularly, can prevent most of these problems. If you don’t clean your teeth well every day, you’re putting yourself at risk for tooth decay. Early […]

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The Cost Of Dental Treatments If you develop complications from tooth decay and gum disease, you may be dealing with bills for anything from fillings or crowns to more costly and complicated procedures such as root canals or oral surgery to extract damaged teeth and place dental implants. The Costs Vary The costs of dental […]

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will sponsor the Miles for Melanoma 5k race on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Sanibel Outlets. Florida Skin Center will play host and all proceeds will go to support the Melanoma Research Foundation. “In 2016, its estimated 1 in 25 Americans will develop melanoma, that’s […]

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What To Expect When Getting A Filling When your dentist tells you have a cavity, you really do need a filling to protect the tooth from further decay. When To Opt For Dental Filling In fact, if left unfilled, a cavity will only get worse and the decay might ultimately lead to bone loss. Fortunately, […]

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