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Baby teeth DO matter!  Unfortunately, many parents assume since baby teeth will eventually fall out anyway, it’s not essential to care for them.  But that’s not true.  Dental decay in baby teeth can negatively impact permanent teeth and lead to lifelong dental problems. Not only will poor dental hygiene plague your child in adult years, […]

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It seems like a simple task — teaching kids to brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day. But when you break it down, it’s really a lot more than that. Sure, standing in front of the sink with a toothbrush and toothpaste in their mouth is great, but are kids really brushing correctly? […]

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Attention Parents: Dr. Tim Verwest is giving away a cruise to one lucky couple! All you have to do is review us on Google+. The contest ends March 1st! Good Luck!

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So your child just turned 1, and you’re scheduling their first visit to the dentist. Doesn’t it seem like the anticipation of this appointment is worse than when you’re going for yourself? No need to chew those nails to the quick just yet. This dentist appointment shouldn’t be very nerve-wracking at all. (And you want to […]

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Have you ever tried to teach a child to ride a bike using a series of computer-generated charts and diagrams?  I didn’t think so.  But why?  Because you understand the importance of using age-appropriate teaching tools.  The same concept applies when teaching young children oral health care. Children learn best by doing, seeing, experiencing, and […]

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Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Join us for the monthly KIDding Around series on February 7 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Children will have an opportunity to win $25 dollar gift certificate to the Cheshire […]

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Dr. Verwest is hosting a Kids Photo Contest! The contest ends February 28, 2014! Click the link above to find out more!

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It’s just another normal morning routine — getting the kids out of bed on time, making breakfast, getting everyone dressed, and – of course – the screaming, kicking, and crying that comes with brushing your kid’s teeth. You’re just not in the mood to pick that battle today and, really, what’s the harm? Think again. […]

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Ahhh, the terrific two’s. (That is the saying, right?) By now your child is sprouting some pearly whites, you’ve already been in to see the dentist a couple of times, and you’re engaged in the full-on battle of brushing each and every day. Keep it up, Mom & Dad!  Sometimes the tears can be a […]

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Children today have a much better shot at a lifetime of good oral health than their parents did simply because of the recent improvements in treatments, including fluoride and sealants. ORAL HEALTH STARTS WITH YOU Want your child to have a healthy grin? You can start working on that even before you they crack their […]

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