How Candy Can Cause Oral Bacteria To Spread

The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground, the weather has gotten significantly cooler, and Fall is officially upon us. With Halloween just around the corner, we are officially in the holiday season. The only thing on most children’s minds, more likely than not, is trick-or-treating, and finding out what this year’s haul will bring them in the form of goodies and sweet treats. Because of this, we at Pediatric Dental Care in Casa Linda in Dallas, Texas want to provide some important information on candy and your child’s oral health so that you can celebrate the holidays safely.


Drive-Thru Community Events!

Halloween is now just a few days away, and many families in the area are unsure what to do. Some cities have canceled trick or treating, some have not. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and other renowned health organizations even advise against trick or treating. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun this Halloween! In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist is listing four drive-thru events so your kids can enjoy spooky scares and fun treats while maintaining a good social distance too!


What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Instilling upon children at a young age that oral health and hygiene is very important, and making sure a routine is followed reduces the risk of developing problems that require extensive treatment later on. While you may be following good habits, keep in mind that dental emergencies such as chipped, cracked, broken, or even knock-out teeth, can occur at any given time. While experiencing an event such as this can be frightening and you may not know what to do, know the team at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, Texas know just what to do in the event of an emergency and are ready to help.


Safe Halloween Fun For Families

Every Friday, we like to dedicate a blog to events happening in our community. With COVID-19 infection rates on the rise, we like to focus on outdoor, socially distant events or activities that you can enjoy virtually! In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will look at three different events you and your little ones could attend for a spooky good time. Also, don’t forget that after Halloween is a great time to schedule a checkup, before the holiday season kicks in and your schedule gets a bit more hectic!


When to Consider Extracting Your Child’s Tooth

One of the most important goals in your child’s continued dental health care is to help them preserve their healthy, natural teeth without any, or with minimal, complications. This is especially important during the early years of your child’s oral health development, before their permanent teeth have developed and their oral structures have stopped growing. However, in some instances, promoting healthy growth and development of your child’s teeth and oral structures might require extracting one of your child’s teeth in order to avoid even more concerns with their smiles. (more…)

When Your Child’s Tooth Decay Gets Serious

There are many different concerns that your child might experience with their dental health, but that they can largely avoid with good dental hygiene and right level of preventive care. Tooth decay is one of the more common of these concerns, and fortunately for many kids, preventing and treating it can often be minimally invasive. However, when tooth decay becomes a more severe problem for your child’s tooth, the extent to which it can become a threat makes it a much bigger issue. (more…)

How a Dental Crown Might Improve Your Child’s Oral Health

While prevention is typically the main focus of your child’s dental care, there may sometimes be a need for more involved treatment to address a particular issue with your child’s tooth or oral health. For example, if your child’s tooth cracks or breaks, or experiences some other form of damage, then restoring the tooth with a custom-made dental crown could be crucial in preserving the rest of their oral health. Today, we examine a few ways a dental crown might help save your child’s tooth, and the benefits this can have for their smiles. (more…)

Dental Concerns You Might Not Think About for Your Child

When many parents consider safeguarding their child’s smile, they think of good dental hygiene lessons and preventing things like tooth decay from forming. Many parents have even learned to recognize the signs of common concerns, such as sensitivity in their children’s teeth. However, there are other, less common conditions that may pose a threat to your child’s immediate and long-term oral health, and recognizing them as threats isn’t always as easy. Fortunately, we can help safeguard your child’s smile by keeping a close eye on their oral health through regularly scheduled preventive checkups and cleanings. (more…)

3 Ways a Filling Can Save Your Child’s Smile

Typically, the goal of dental health treatment for your child is to help them preserve their smiles, which entails helping them prevent the common conditions that could threaten it. However, if a problem does develop, such as a cavity in your child’s tooth, then saving their smile means addressing it as soon as possible. With cavities, which can be one of the most frequent concerns for children’s smiles, treating and saving the tooth can often be accomplished by placing a biocompatible, tooth-colored filling in the cavity before it progresses further. (more…)