As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, most families find themselves uncertain of the future. Some families are choosing to quarantine and only leave the house if it is absolutely necessary, while others are carrying on with their regular busy schedules and practicing social distancing. While you may think that regular brushing and flossing at home are enough to prevent your child from acquiring cavities, attending regular checkups and cleanings are necessary to maintaining a healthy smile. At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX, we aim to provide quality dental care for your little one’s grin through regularly-scheduled examinations and cleanings.
Practicing excellent oral health habits at home such as regularly flossing and brushing is a great way to get children excited about their oral health as well as maintenance. Younger smiles need great attention, from being conscious about sugar and soda intake to being on top of hygiene. With this in mind, however, there are methods to giving your little one’s smile an added boost of protection, such as with a dental crown or other procedure. The team at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX prioritizes your child’s grin, and offers treatments to help give their beam a boost of strength.
Friday is here! To celebrate, why not check out our list of fun virtual events your family can enjoy online! We have events happening this weekend and throughout November and December that you and your family can view from the safety of your own home. Remember, now is also a great time to schedule your child’s the last checkup and cleaning of 2020 with your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist, before the holiday season gets too hectic!
The best reason to help your child optimize their dental hygiene routines and stick to a schedule of checkups and cleanings is to avoid the development of potentially serious problems with their oral health. Tooth decay, the condition that leads to cavities, is one of more common of these problems, and many children may need to have a filling placed in one of their teeth because of it. While a conservative filling can help save your child’s tooth from a cavity, the better option is typically to avoid the need for a tooth filling by preventing the development of a cavity in the first place. (more…)
When your child stays diligent in keeping their teeth clean every day, protecting their teeth from things like sugar, and visiting their dentists regularly, they can avoid a lot of potential oral health problems. Sometimes, however, successfully protecting their teeth may require a little bit of additional help, such as the application of fluoride treatment to give their natural tooth enamel a boost in strength and integrity. Today, we explore three times when fluoride might be a good idea for your child’s teeth, and how it can help protect their smiles from more serious concerns. (more…)
Each Friday, we like to take a little break from the usual content of our blogs, and instead look at what’s going on in our community. Pretty soon Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks will be here, so you will be looking for fun (and safe) events for your family to attend. Your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist is looking at four such events. We would also like to remind you to schedule your child’s last checkup and cleaning of 2020 before the holiday season is here, and before your dental insurance benefits expire!
Good dental hygiene practices aren’t necessarily difficult to adhere to, but for children, they can seem mundane. This can make it more challenging to teach them to stick to good dental hygiene practices every day, or help them develop habits that will benefit their smiles in the future. Fortunately, children will become more adept at keeping their teeth clean on their own as they grow older, especially if you continue to help them improve their techniques for brushing and flossing their teeth. (more…)
There is no single, one-size-fits-all solution for keeping your child’s teeth clean and healthy. It’s a combination of things, including your child’s dental hygiene routine and schedule of preventive dental care visits. However, there are certain specific factors of your child’s oral health that their dental care often focuses on, such as promoting strong and healthy tooth enamel to control their risks of developing concerns like cavities. Today, we examine why it’s so important to protect your child’s tooth enamel, and what we can do to help boost that protection, if necessary. (more…)
Halloween is over, which means before you know it, the hectic holiday season will be here! With that in mind, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist would like to list a few fun events that are socially distant and safe. Plan your holiday season so that even if you can’t travel or enjoy large gatherings, you still have plenty of seasonal fun. In addition, consider scheduling your child’s next checkup and cleaning visit now, before things get too busy!
There are plenty of things to worry about when it comes to keeping your child’s smile healthy, such as teaching them good hygiene practices and helping them prevent cavity formation. However, some things are out of your control or ability to help them prevent, and the best thing you can do to preserve your child’s smile is to address them as soon as possible with appropriate dental treatment. For example, if your child grinds their teeth constantly, it may be a sign that they have bruxism and might need their dentist’s help to prevent causing their teeth extensive damage. (more…)