Does Your Child’s Tooth Hurt? Here’s What You Should Know

Children are great at exaggerating, but when it comes to complaints about their dental health, it’s always safer to take them seriously. For example, if your child complains of a toothache, it could be a warning sign of something more significant, such as a cavity. Even if your child exaggerates the level of pain they feel, the fact that the tooth hurts at all may be an important warning. Today, we examine a few things you should know if your child’s tooth hurts, including what it could mean and how we can help alleviate the problem. (more…)

When Tooth Extraction Is Part of Your Child’s Treatment

The differences between children’s dental care and dental treatment for adults are often more subtle than you might realize. For instance, teeth of all ages need certain routine care and preventive measures, such as routine dental checkups and cleanings. For both adults and children, the goal of consistent dental care is typically to preserve as much healthy, natural tooth structure as possible. Also, like adults, children may sometimes face severe oral health concerns in which extracting a tooth is the better option for preserving the rest of their smiles. Today, we explore a few instance when tooth extraction should be part of your child’s treatment, and why extracting the tooth may be the best idea. (more…)

What to Do When Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

The prevention of things like tooth decay and other consequences of oral bacteria buildup are often the main focus of your child’s preventive oral health care routine. However, there is no dental treatment that can prevent a dental emergency from occurring. Fortunately, if your child has a dental emergency, there are ways to help prevent the situation from getting worse and having a more negative impact on your child’s long-term oral health. (more…)

A Few Warning Signs Your Child’s Bite Is Off

When it comes to protecting your child’s smile, you can do a lot to help them prevent things like cavities from developing. With good dental hygiene and plenty of alternatives to cavity-rich sweets, your child may successfully prevent a cavity from ever developing. However, cavities aren’t the only thing that could potentially impact your child’s smile, and in some cases, the problem might not be preventable. For example, if your child exhibits a problem with their bite alignment or function, or with the development of their oral tissues, then the warning signs might not be as common. (more…)

When Is Fluoride a Good Idea for Your Child’s Teeth?

Caring for your child’s teeth can sometimes seem complicated. On top of teaching them how to practice good dental hygiene, you also have to be vigilant in limiting their exposure to sugary foods and beverages, and noticing signs that they might be experiencing a dental problem. Fortunately, there are several professional treatments and services that are designed specifically to offer better protection for your child’s teeth. For example, with topical fluoride treatment, many of our young patients are able to avoid cavity development when their teeth or tooth enamel become especially at-risk. (more…)

Make Sure Your Child Takes Care of Their Filling

When a cavity develops in your child’s tooth and you treat it early enough, the tooth can often be saved with the help of a biocompatible tooth filling. Once the filling is placed, however, it’s tempting to consider the problem solved, and your child’s tooth completely safe from harm. The truth, however, is that tooth damage caused by a cavity is permanent, which means the tooth will rely on the continued support of the filling. Today, we take a look at how you can help further protect your child’s oral health by helping them take proper care of their teeth and tooth filling every day. (more…)