PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Halloween Dental Tips

Halloween is just around the corner so here are some dental tips to help keep your little one’s smile healthy: Limit Your Child’s Access to Candy Most kids go trick-or-treating on Halloween and end up with massive amounts of candy. This candy has the potential to damage their healthy smile if not consumed responsibly. Allowing…

Baby Teeth Need Attention Too

Brushing your child’s teeth should begin as soon as their first tooth comes in. In a recently published survey of parents in the United States, it was reported that approximately 63 percent of American parents do not begin brushing their child’s baby teeth at this time. Instead, most parents reported they waited until their child…

Preventative Dental Care for Children

The baby teeth of children, even though they eventually lose them, are just as important as the permanent teeth that will eventually come in. Children may not keep their baby teeth forever, but they require as much care care as their future permanent teeth. Helping your child develop good oral hygiene habits while they are…

Warning: Dental Instruments Can Be Harmful

The Academy of General Dentistry reports that there has been an increase in patients seeking dental treatment as a result of misusing dental instruments. The increase attributed to oral hygiene manufacturers. In recent years these manufacturers have begun to market over-the-counter dental tools to consumers who are not properly trained in their use. The Academy’s…

Does Flavored Dental Floss Make A Difference?

Most children are not especially enthusiastic about flossing their teeth. We recommend that remind your children that flossing with flavored dental floss can enhance their smiles by getting rid of potentially embarrassing food pieces stuck in their teeth and also helps promote fresh breath. This may be the motivation they need to get them to…

Children’s Dental Care: Dental Sealants

Although I’m quite sure that sealants were around when I was a child, I know that my parents were not fully advised of it’s benefits. This preventative treatment was fairly new in the 70’s and dentists were more focused on tooth restoration, and not as much on tooth decay prevention. What are Dental Sealants? Sealants…

When Should my Child Start Going to a Pediatric Dentist?

Dental health is undoubtedly important; problems with your mouth can affect the rest of your body(1). So, when should your child begin visiting the dentist? When Should you go see a Pediatric Dentist? The view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is “First visit by first birthday.” While this may seem early to many…

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