When you child complains of a toothache, or exhibits other signs of a concern with their teeth, it isn’t easy to diagnose the cause of it on your own. Therefore, it can be difficult or impossible to help your child find any lasting relief from their discomfort, much less prevent it from returning and progressing. For many children, the cause of a toothache is the formation of a cavity, which is a product of tooth decay developing in their natural tooth structure. Today, we examine what a cavity could mean for your child, and how a tooth filling can help alleviate their toothache and save their remaining tooth structure. (more…)
Each Friday we like to shift our focus from oral hygiene and children’s dentistry, to our community. We know that staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic means limiting in-door gatherings of ten or more people. However, these steps often mean limiting what events and activities your family can enjoy! To help, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist likes to create a weekly list of virtual and socially-distanced events taking place in the DFW area.
In many ways, children react to toothaches the same way adults often do. If the pain isn’t severe, they may try to ignore it for as long as possible. Unfortunately, this can give the problem that’s causing the tooth to hurt enough time to lead to more serious trouble for your child’s oral health. With enough time, even seemingly minor problems can become much more severe, leading to the need for more extensive treatment in order to restore your child’s good oral health. (more…)
There are several reasons why consistently clean teeth are the basis of a continuously healthy smile. One of these is your child’s need for consistently strong and healthy tooth enamel. This highly mineralized layer is the outer layer of your child’s healthy, natural teeth. When it’s healthy, it’s resilient enough to repel most oral bacteria and the harmful substances they create. When it’s compromised, however, this can lead to several concerns with the health and integrity of your child’s teeth, including the development of tooth decay and a cavity. (more…)
Every Friday we take a little break from discussing children’s dentistry to talk about our community! We want you and your family to know all about the fun events and activities that are happening virtually, so you can enjoy them from the comfort (and safety) of your own home. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will look at three upcoming events.
The majority of the time, protecting your child’s oral health means doing all you can to help them prevent common dental concerns, like cavities. By teaching them good dental hygiene and bringing them to the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings, you can do a lot to help them protect their smiles. However, there’s no guarantee that your child will never experience a cavity, and if they do, then safeguarding their oral health and development will mean treating your child’s cavity as soon as possible. (more…)
Some dental treatments are always a good idea for your child. For example, children always require routine dental checkups and cleanings on a consistent basis in order to keep their teeth healthy, clean, and developing properly. On occasion, they might also require more direct treatment, such as fluoride and/or dental sealants to provide more effective protection against oral bacteria. However, in some specific cases, your child may require treatment to save a tooth that’s more directly compromised. Depending on the nature and extent of your child’s tooth concern, the right solution may be to cap the tooth with a custom-designed, highly conservative dental crown. (more…)
Each Friday we like to highlight fun events happening in our community! Since many people are social distancing to protect their families from COVID-19, we want to offer some events you and your family can participate in virtually, often without leaving the couch. From a reading series to a walking event in your community, there is plenty for our Dallas, TX, families to enjoy. We’re also following strict health and safety precautions in our office, so you can bring your child in for routine checkups and cleanings as needed.
When your child develops a toothache, the extent to which they complain about it might not accurately reflect the severity of the toothache itself. Some children may suffer the pain silently until it’s too severe to take anymore. Others may panic at the discomfort when their teeth start to grow sensitive. In any cases, it can be even more difficult to determine the cause of your child’s toothache or the appropriate solution for it without knowing more. Because of this, it’s important to schedule a visit with your child’s dentist if they complain of a toothache to any degree. (more…)
Each Friday, we like to focus on events happening in Dallas, TX, and in surrounding communities. With the continued risk posed by COVID-19, we’re going to recommend events that be attended online. In today’s blog, let’s look at three fun events and activities you and your children can attend virtually. We also want to remind parents that we’re following strict health and safety precautions, so you can bring your little one in for treatment and enjoy peace of mind.