Archive for the ‘Pediatric Dentistry’ Category

3 Things That Are Putting Your Children At Risk of Tooth Decay

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Children and Tooth Decay

Prevent tooth decay in your children’s teeth by avoiding these practices!

The physical, emotional, and oral health of your children is important to you, and that’s why you take the time to shuttle them to soccer practice, doctor appointments, and pack their lunches every morning. Whether or not you realize it, these seemingly harmless habits could be putting your children at an elevated risk for tooth decay every day. (more…)

How to Talk to Your Child About the Tooth Fairy

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Tooth Fairy

Here are some tips for talking to your children about the tooth fairy!

Just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, talking to your child about the tooth fairy can be a tricky thing. Should you tell them that the tooth fairy is real or tell them that you were the one to leave a quarter in the place of the tooth? Obviously, the final decision lies with you, but here are some tips for deciding what to do. (more…)

Back to School Dental Tips for Kids

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
back to school

Is your child’s smile ready for back to school?

It’s back to school season, and while you may have already picked out the latest wardrobe and school supplies, have you kept tabs on their smile? A dental examination is just as important as immunizations and booster shots for your child, and back to school is the perfect time of the year to get it done. As much as 19% of children ages 2 to 19 have untreated tooth decay, which can lead to difficulty eating, speaking, and most importantly — learning. Here’s a few things you should put on your back to school checklist to ensure your child’s dental health: (more…)

What Is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Monday, August 15th, 2016
baby bottle tooth decay

Baby bottle tooth decay can cause development problems for your child’s teeth.

When sweetened liquids or those with natural sugars (milk, formula, fruit juice) cling to an infant’s teeth for a long period of time, they can experience what’s commonly referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. While giving an infant a sugary drink or pacifier might be an effective way to get them to sleep, it can also be particularly harmful because the flow of saliva decreases during sleep. Just because baby teeth are temporary, does not mean it isn’t important to keep them in good shape. Baby bottle tooth decay can cause pain and infection, which if left untreated may result in a child developing poor eating habits, speech problems, or crooked and damaged adult teeth. (more…)

5 Easy Ways to Get Kids Excited About Brushing Their Teeth

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
kids brushing teeth

Make brushing a fun experience you share with your kids.

Parenting can present quite a few challenges. And when it comes to brushing their teeth, kids are not always enthusiastic about doing what they’re told. Nevertheless, proper dental hygiene is a necessary skill for maintaining a beautiful smile and preventing future complications. If you’re struggling to get your kids to brush their teeth on their own, try getting creative with one of these kid-friendly tricks. (more…)

Facts You Need to Know About Your Baby’s Milk Teeth

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
blue eyed baby milk teeth

Baby’s milk teeth require immediate attention and care upon their initial breakthrough, to minimize the chance of cavities and decay.

How much do you know about your baby’s teeth? Affinity Dental is here with some further information about pediatric dentistry to help you better understand your baby’s “milk teeth.” (more…)

Mouth Guards Help You Keep Your Teeth

Friday, November 6th, 2015
dental surgery, mouth guards

Mouth guards can help absorb impact energy and reduce the likelihood of injury to your teeth, jaw, lips, or tongue.

Everyone knows that helmets and pads are important for protecting yourself during sports. But what about your mouth? Cracked teeth, bruised tongues, and bitten lips are all sports injuries that can be avoided with one simple, affordable device: a mouth guard! (more…)

3 Steps to Encourage Your Child’s Dental Health

Friday, September 18th, 2015
Father and son practicing good dental health habits

Get involved in your child’s dental routines; try to make the experience fun!

Children are returning to school, and that means the temptation of school lunches and sugary snacks is returning as well. Follow these tips to encourage good dental health habits, even when your child isn’t at home! (more…)

Finding the Right Pediatric Dentist

Friday, September 11th, 2015
Pediatric Dentistry

A good pediatric dentist will advertise a number of services beyond regular oral health exams.

Experts agree that the dentist is less threatening the early you get your child exposed, so finding the right pediatric dentist can set the tone for a lifetime of proper oral hygiene. Of course, finding a pediatric dentist who can fit into your schedule isn’t always easy. Let’s take a look at how you can find a service you can trust and feel comfortable with. (more…)

Pediatric Dental Problems and You

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

 

baby teeth, pediatric dentistry

Pediatric dental problems can be easily solved.

There are a lot of common pediatric dental problems that can arise, so it is very important that you keep up with your child’s dental care. Some kids are better at getting into the swing of things when it comes to good brushing habits, but don’t worry, they’ll get it. What you need to do is stay positive and keep working with them. If you think that your child might have a fear of the dentist, then you might want to read this blog to help them get past it. These fear should be overcome as soon as they arise so that they don’t become issues later in life. So, are you ready to learn more about the ins and outs of pediatric dental problems and how you can help combat them? Let’s do this! (more…)