2017 Top Dentist

Rhode Island Monthly has named us one of the states top Pediatric Dentist once again in 2017. We are proud to be recognized 5 years in a row for this award and hope to make it 6 years straight in 2018!

Excerpt from 2016 RI Monthly "Dr. Brian Shannon and Dr. Anna Capalbo have been two of Southern Rhode Island's most active and trusted pediatric dentists. At Children's Dentistry of Westerly they love working with children and their families to provide quality comprehensive dental care in a fun manner. Both the Westerly and Chariho school systems have selected them as their school dentists. The doctors are also quite involved in teaching healthy dental habits with regional preschools. Dr. Capalbo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and Dr. Shannon is the past president for both the Northeast Society of Pediatric Dentists, and the South County Dental Society."

Which O.J. should you buy?

All juices, including orange juice, should be limited to 6-8 oz per day as they contain high levels of sugar and can be quite acidic.  Diluting juices with water can diminish these effects; however, a recent study found that drinking calcium fortified orange juice instead of orange juice not fortified with calcium could be much better for your teeth! Orange Juice, a very acid beverage, encourages tooth erosion at an alarming rate, but when the drink is fortified with calcium the potential for tooth and enamel erosion is reduced to almost zero!

Reading Time

Here is a great list of books to read before your child's first dental visit!

Mercery Myer - Just Going to the Dentist

Anne Civardi - Going to the Dentist

Marc Brown - Arthur's Tooth

Alan Durant - A Tooth Story

PK Hallinan - My Dentist, My Friend

Robert Munsch - Andrew's Loose Tooth

Paulette Bougeois - Franklin and the Tooth Fairy

Mary W. Olson - Nice Try, Tooth Fairy

Sleby B. Beeler - Throw Your Teeth on the Roof: Traditions from Around the World

Audrey Wood - Tooth Fairy

Michel Luppens - What Do the Faries Do with All Those Teeth?

Healthy Holiday Tips

Helping your kids make healthy choices during the holidays helps prevent cavities! The fall is a great time of year for family and fun... but it can also result in poor dental hygiene for your children. Halloween kicks things off and of course candy is the #1 cause for pediatric cavities.