Despite the fact that common dental concerns, like tooth decay, are so common, natural teeth actually have plenty of resources for defending themselves against harmful oral bacteria. For children, protecting their teeth and maintaining their good oral health is especially reliant on these resources. The strongest and most important defense your child’s teeth have is the enamel that surrounds and protects the main structures of their crowns. When it’s healthy, this enamel can repel almost any harmful oral bacteria and prevent many of the issues that could impact your child’s smile if it grows weak. (more…)
Many parents make sure their kids brush their teeth regularly, which is vital for maintaining optimal oral health and avoiding the onset of cavities. But they also need to floss! In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist talks about how often kids need to floss, and why this is so essential for keeping little smiles bright and healthy.
The most common tip for taking care of your child’s smile at home is to teach them to brush and floss their teeth properly, and to make sure they do so every day. However, that oversimplifies what good dental hygiene means, and the challenges you can face in getting your child to stick to a daily routine as mundane as brushing and flossing teeth. Today, we take a look at a few other, lesser-known things you can do at home to help safe-guard your child’s oral health. (more…)
As a family dental practice, the principles of good hygiene are always an important focus, both for ourselves and our patients. During the flu season and the current risks of spreading illness, it’s especially important to remember and stick to good hygiene and preventive practices. Today, we re-examine some of the most important good hygiene and flu prevention tips, and how you can practice them every day to help keep you and your family safe. (more…)
When your child expresses that they are experiencing dental pain, you may be tempted to write it off as growing pains or a tooth becoming loose. However, there are dangers to ignoring oral pain, as it could be a sign of serious tooth decay or even an infection. So, in today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentists will explain some of the causes of a toothache, and how we can handle it when you bring your child into our office.
To help keep your child’s smile consistently healthy throughout their early lives, you have to schedule and bring them to regular checkup and cleaning appointments at least once every six months. However, like their parents’ teeth, children’s teeth can sometimes experience concerns that are best dealt with as soon as possible. Waiting until the next scheduled checkup may give the problem time to grow worse. Today, we take a look at a few times when you should bring your child to the dentist’s office as soon as possible to help avoid more serious trouble later. (more…)
Tooth decay and cavities are common enough that most people recognize the threat they might pose to their teeth. They may even recognize the threat it can pose to a child’s long-term oral health if it’s allowed to progress enough. However, the time-sensitive nature of addressing tooth decay isn’t always obvious until the condition has already become severe. One of the most important reasons to treat your child’s cavity as soon as possible is the fact that it will grow worse over time, and that time can often be much shorter than you expect. (more…)
One of the first hygiene practices that parents teach to kids is how to brush their teeth- and with good reasoning! A child’s dental health is incredibly important, as it can not only affect their smiles, but their overall health, as well. At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, we recognize the importance of allowing your children to maintain their dental hygiene habits on their own, but we also recognize that there are likely areas that could be improved when it comes to their routine. So, in today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will share some tips to help your children brush their teeth more effectively.
No matter how much work you put into teaching your child good dental hygiene and preventive care practices, you can’t predict when an emergency may occur. For children especially, dental emergencies can be very disconcerting. On top of the discomfort your child may feel, the surprise of it can add to their anxiety and make the situation much more stressful. Fortunately, helping your child get through a dental emergency is easier if you don’t panic, and know what steps to take next. (more…)
One of the most important goals of children’s dental care is to help your child preserve their healthy, natural smiles to promote better oral health growth and development. Sometimes, however, that goal is interrupted by a tooth that has to be extracted, and removing it could be necessary to preserving the rest of your child’s healthy smile. Today, we examine just a few instances in which this may be required, and how extracting the tooth will promote a much healthier smile for your child, for life. (more…)