When we see little smiles with cavities, we often address the problem in one visit with a simple filling. But what if a tooth has more than a cavity, what if a severe infection or abscess has developed? In these scenarios, which would normally call for an endodontic procedure known as a root canal, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist offers a conservative option known as a pulpotomy!
The good thing about good dental hygiene is that, for the most part, it’s simple to stick to. This can make teaching children to care for their teeth properly seem easier than expected, if not exactly easy. However, there’s a lot more nuance to it than just showing children the mechanics and expecting them to practice good hygiene on their own. Today, we look at a few ways you can help your child improve their dental hygiene practices after they’ve already learned the basics and help reduce their risks of experiencing oral health trouble. (more…)
Keeping up with your child’s good oral health can be a challenge, which is why we offer a wide range of treatments and services to help optimize their oral health as much as possible. While that challenge can be successfully met, there may be times when the best thing for your child’s overall oral health is to extract a tooth that’s become problematic. Today, we answer a few questions you might have about your child’s need for tooth extraction, and what you should do next to help preserve their healthy smiles in the future. (more…)
When a child comes to us with a dental cavity, we may address the problem in a single sitting with a filling. However, sometimes injuries or cavities could be severe enough that a filling simply isn’t enough. Fortunately, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist has another option for restoring little smiles: A custom-made dental crown.
Once you teach your child the basics of good dental hygiene and the importance of sticking to them, you can rest a little easier that they have a decent chance of keeping their smiles healthy for life. However, your child’s oral health status and needs can change quickly as their teeth and oral structures develop, and sometimes, their smiles need a boost to ensure their continued good oral health. Today, we examine a few ways we can help boost your child’s hygiene and oral health efforts to give them a better chance at continuously enjoying their healthy smiles. (more…)
Though there are many different factors that can contribute to your child developing cavities, consuming too many sugary foods and beverages is often one of the biggest ones. That’s why it’s a common piece of advice to limit your child’s consumption of sugar-rich candies and other sweets in order to help them avoid things like cavities. However, simply telling your child no isn’t always effective. Sometimes, it can take being more proactive to successfully save your child’s smile from the harmful effects of sugar on their teeth. (more…)
We often find that kids brush their teeth regularly, but still develop serious oral health issues like gingivitis and tooth decay. The fact is, brushing alone is not enough. To truly help your little one maintain optimal oral health, you need to make sure he or she flosses every night before bed. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks about the importance of proper flossing!
When many parents think of their child’s dental health, common things like teaching them to brush and floss their teeth often come to mind first. However, much like keeping your own teeth consistently healthy, helping your child optimize their oral health often includes helping them avoid certain things that could increase their risks of developing oral health concerns. Today, we explore three things you should help your child avoid in order to help keep their smiles healthy on a consistent basis. (more…)
When your child has a toothache, addressing it isn’t always easy, especially on your own. That’s because the discomfort is often a sign of something wrong with your child’s tooth, and addressing the underlying concern requires professional dental treatment. Today, we examine a few such concerns and how they can lead to your child’s tooth aching, as well as specific treatments we can customize to help your child find lasting relief from the pain. (more…)
When your child sustains an injury to the tooth, or develops aches due to cavities or infection, then they may benefit from emergency treatment. In today’s blog, we’re looking at not only how we treat common dental emergencies, but what you can do to help prepare your kids for an emergency visit with their Dallas, TX, dentist.