Thumb Sucking, Pacifiers, and Your Baby’s Teeth

Sucking is a common instinct for babies and the use of a pacifier or their thumb offers a sense of safety and security, as well a way to relax. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the majority of children will stop using a pacifier and stop...

What are dental sealants and how do they work?

A dental sealant is a liquid that is applied to the teeth. The sealant hardens and provides a protective coating that is designed to reduce cavities and create a smoother tooth surface. Dental sealants are clear or white; they do not take away from the appearance of...

Tell us about your summer!

The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for Drs. Mark Morrow, April Lai, and Kerry Edwards and our team to ask our patients about their summer! Whether you visited our nation’s capital, went on a camping trip, or just stayed in Tulsa, OK and...

Fun Facts for the Fourth

The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family members for BBQ, games, fireworks, and other celebrations in honor of our country’s independence. While your fellow revelers eat hot dogs and wave flags, you can impress them by sharing...

My child is getting blood blisters; is this normal?

Thanks for the question. The “blisters” you are referring to are actually a normal part of losing baby teeth. Sometimes when teeth start to come through, children experience some bleeding under the skin, which typically causes small blisters or bruises on...

How often does my child need to see the dentist?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, checkups at Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry are recommended for all children two times a year. Children should be evaluated for cavities and other emerging dental issues every six months, because...

How to Make Brushing Fun

Let’s call it the cranky phase. Let’s call it the “Mom, I don’t want to” stage. When kids are little, getting them to brush can be a challenge. They bite the toothbrush and eat the toothpaste. They make faces in the bathroom mirror, brush...

Smile! June marks National Smile Month!

Can you believe it’s already June? Today, Drs. Mark Morrow, April Lai, and Kerry Edwards and our team at Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry thought we’d let you know that June is National Smile Month, so it’s a good time to remind all our...

How safe are dental X-rays?

Drs. Mark Morrow, April Lai, and Kerry Edwards and our staff rely on digital X-rays to help us diagnose oral conditions and process images at incredibly high speeds. You can also view digital X-rays in real time while we examine your mouth with an intraoral camera and...

Summer is Almost Here: Tips for a bright, white smile!

Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner for our patients at Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry. Everyone wants a glowing and radiant white smile when the sun comes around and we...

My child has canker sores! How can I help?

According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of the gums, and under the tongue. Even though, canker sores are...

Earth Day

The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970, and a surprising 20 million people...

Oral Health Concerns for Teens

You have a lot more freedom as a teenager than you did as a young child. You also have a lot more responsibilities, and one of your jobs is to take care of your teeth. Develop and maintain good dental habits now so you can have great dental health for life! Tooth...

Foods that Can Harm Enamel

Many people who are careful about brushing and flossing their teeth wonder how they still end up with cavities or tooth decay. Several factors affect wear and tear on tooth enamel. Diet is a major factor, with certain foods increasing the likelihood that your enamel...

Oral Health Concerns for Infants

Because babies’ teeth don’t appear until around six to eight months of age, it’s a natural misconception that they don’t need dental care. But the steps you take as the parent of an infant can help your baby maintain good oral health and...

Do I lose my wisdom if I lose my wisdom teeth?

The third molars have long been known as your “wisdom teeth,” because they are the last teeth to erupt from the gums – usually sometime during the late teens to early twenties. This is a time in life that many consider an “age of wisdom”;...

What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?

You might think babies don’t need to brush their teeth, especially when they don’t have any. But by starting good habits like brushing when your child is young, you can lay the foundation for them to continue those good habits into adulthood. When do I...

March is National Nutrition Month!

While you don’t have to wait to start eating right, March is the month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks everyone to pay special attention to what goes into our bodies. The Academy has designated the month of March for focusing the public’s awareness on what...

Five Tips for Taking Tots to the Dentist

Toddlers are notoriously balky about strangers. But their first dental visit should not be cause for fear and tears. Nor should you assume that getting your toddler to Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry is going to involve a full-blown tantrum or...

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

Toothaches in children can be tricky ordeals that cause distress for both the child and the parent. You may feel helpless and frustrated because you cannot pinpoint the location of the pain. It is so hard to see your little one experience discomfort and feel like...

The Transformation of Valentine’s Day

Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine’s Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Emperor Claudius II and secretly married young men and their brides after the emperor...