Asheville Pediatric Dentistry

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Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:26

Behind the Scenes: The Sisterhood of APD

 At Asheville Pediatric Dentistry, it is our motto to say, “If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of others.” In order to provide the quality of care we value to each of our patient families, we recognize the daily necessity of taking care of one another as a team.  

Considering the purchase of an electric toothbrush for your child?  Then you may find the answers to these frequently asked questions especially helpful!

When your child’s mouth or face gets bumped, do you know what to do?  We’ve compiled some general pointers from our very own “trauma queen”, Dr. Jackson (she is an expert in orofacial trauma), so you’ll know how to respond if your child ever meets trauma “face to face.”

Monday, 02 March 2015 17:17

A Go-To Snack Guide

Grocery shopping can be a feat.  Successfully grocery shopping with your kids in tow is an even bigger feat, especially when you’re getting requests for sugar-frosted, sticky, hyper-inducing treats! 

As a parent, you desire to achieve a harmonious balance - fill your kid’s tummy with healthy, nutrient-packed food and enjoy some “treats” in moderation along the way.  Often, the hardest time to accomplish this first task is during snack times. 

Need the scoop on HOW to properly brush your precious one’s pearly whites?  This valuable guide will help!

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 14:32

How to Stop Your Child's Sucking Habit

There are a number of things that we, as adults, find soothing and comforting: soaking in the bath, a good massage, being curled up on the couch with a favorite book....  When it comes to children, the comfort of Mom or Dad most always comes first, followed closely by another companion - the pacifier or the thumb.

So what do you do when the time comes to wish this companion a kind farewell?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 14:18

Practical brushing tips from a pediatric dentist

As a parent and pediatric dentist, I get to practice what I preach!Once your child’s teeth first erupt, usually between 6 - 12 months of age, they need to be brushed at least twice a day and flossed at least once a day. The best times are after breakfast and before bed. This routine for some children is no big deal and, yet, for others can be challenging. So, here are some tried and true brushing tips from my (dental) home to yours.

Asheville Pediatric Dentistry

Jenny Jackson, DMD, MPH
Martha Hardaway, DMD, MS
76 Peachtree Rd, Suite 100
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: (828) 277-6788
Fax: (828) 277-6798

Why see a pediatric dentist?

To be a “PEDIATRIC DENTIST”, the dentist must have completed 6 to 7 years of training, which includes 4 years of dental school plus an additional 2 to 3 years of rigorous residency training in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. PEDIATRIC DENTISTS learn special techniques to address the unique needs of children, including dental trauma and infections, and have extensive formal training in how to keep children as comfortable as possible during any treatment.


Why see our Doctors?

Our doctors have specialized training and are recognized as Board Certified Pediatric Dentists. Both Dr. Jackson and Dr. Hardaway excelled academically during their dental studies, with Dr. Jackson graduating second in her class from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hardaway is commended as a leader in the dental community, serving as the President of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.


What do patients think?

Thanks to all who helped Amira with her first visit to the dentist this morning! The entire experience was a pleasure, from the people to the atmosphere to the decor. I look forward to bringing in Victoria for her first visit one day! - Christine Hartman"