Archive for the ‘Pediatric Dentistry’ Category

How to Help Your Child After Their First Tooth Loss

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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Here’s how you can take care of your child’s teeth after their first tooth loss.

Most children lose their first baby tooth, or primary tooth, around the age of six years old. From that time until age nine or 13, they will lose all of their primary teeth and have them replaced by permanent or “adult” teeth. Tooth loss can sometimes be painful and can sometimes make kids vulnerable to infections. What can you do to help your child after they lose their first tooth? Take the following steps after your child’s first tooth loss to ensure their continued dental health (more…)

How Often Should Children Visit the Dentist?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
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How often should children visit the dentist? Read on to find out.

Your child’s teeth are important, even if they are “just” baby teeth destined to fall out. Your child’s teeth are crucial in helping them eat and speak. If an issue develops during childhood, it could continue into adulthood and affect their oral or overall health for years. For these reasons and others, you should make sure to schedule regular appointments with your child’s dentist. But should children visit the dentist more or less frequently than adults do? That depends on a couple of factors. Read on to determine the best regular care for your child’s teeth.  (more…)

How to Improve Your Child’s Flossing Habits

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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Learn how to improve your child’s flossing habits.

Although you are likely already well aware of the importance of establishing a daily brushing routine for your children, are you as diligent about making sure your children are flossing? Flossing regularly is essential for removing food particles that can build up between teeth and the gumline in areas where the toothbrush may not be able to reach. Once your child’s teeth are in contact with each other, you can begin incorporating flossing into their dental routine. To help get your kid excited about flossing, and to establish your child’s flossing habits, use the techniques below.  (more…)

3 Bad Habits That Could Be Damaging Your Child’s Teeth

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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What your child snacks on could potentially be damaging to your child’s teeth.

As a parent, you are always trying to provide for your children and teach them healthy, long-lasting habits to carry them through life. In addition to scheduling their doctor appointments, and providing them with an education and room to play, you should also make sure that your family’s daily habits are not taking a toll on your child’s dental health. It is sometimes not enough to make sure your child brushes their teeth every day. To make sure your child takes care of their teeth and develops healthy habits, you should make sure the following behaviors that are damaging to your child’s teeth are not enforced.  (more…)

How to Make Dental Care a Fun Habit for Kids

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Learn how to make dental care a fun activity for your kids.

Are your kids resistant to brushing and flossing their teeth? If so, they may fail to develop a strong dental hygiene routine that lasts with them into adulthood. Children’s teeth are prone to damage and decay as much as adult teeth are, so kids must take an active role in their dental care. But how do we get them interested in brushing and flossing? The following three methods can help you make tooth brushing enjoyable, or even exciting, to your children.  (more…)

How to Prepare For Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
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Learn at what age you should schedule your child’s first dental visit.

As your young child grows up and develops, it can be challenging to judge when the best time is to take them to their first dental visit. Most American children don’t see their family dentist until they are over two years old, which is much later than is recommended by dental and medical professionals. Read on for a handy guide to when you should take your child to their first dental visit, along with a few tips for making the experience a comfortable one.  (more…)

The Effects Of Thumb Sucking On Children’s Teeth

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Learn about the effects of thumb sucking on children’s teeth.

Learn about the effects of thumb sucking on children’s teeth.

Thumb sucking is one of the most common habits for young children, as it calms them down and soothes them. However, regular thumb sucking and pacifier use can have a negative impact on their teeth as they age. Continue reading to learn about the long-term effects of thumb sucking and pacifier use on children’s teeth and their oral health, and a few tips on how to stop the habit. (more…)

3 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath In Children

Friday, January 25th, 2019
Learn about three surprising causes of bad breath in children.

Learn about three surprising causes of bad breath in children.

Although you make sure your child is brushing their teeth every night and morning, you may still notice that they often have bad breath. While brushing teeth is an essential part of a healthy oral care routine, it is not always enough to stop bad breath. Continue reading for a few surprising causes of bad breath in children and how to prevent them. (more…)

3 Tips For Brushing Your Child’s Teeth

Friday, January 18th, 2019
All parents should know these three tips for brushing children’s teeth.

All parents should know these three tips for brushing children’s teeth.

Oral care is important for people of all ages, including your young kids! Even though your children will lose their baby teeth at some point, it’s essential to practice healthy oral care habits from an early age. Continue reading to learn a few crucial tips for brushing your child’s teeth. (more…)

How Dental Sealants Can Protect Your Child’s Teeth

Friday, September 28th, 2018
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Learn how dental sealants can protect your child’s teeth.

If your child gets a cavity, it’s likely on the chewing surface on the back tooth. This type of cavity, known as pit and fissure decay, can be prevented in kids and even adults with the placement of dental sealants. Continue reading to learn more about dental sealants and how the can protect your child’s teeth. (more…)