Sometimes, teaching your child to take care of their teeth properly takes more than just showing them the motions and expecting them to repeat them. If they aren’t at least a little excited about brushing and flossing their teeth, they aren’t likely to do it right when left to their own devices. Fortunately, making such a mundane process something to look forward to can be a lot easier than you realize at first. With these tips, you can have a better chance at making good dental hygiene easier for your child to stick to. (more…)
Children’s dental health care is designed to help children maintain their healthy smiles and address issues that are specific to young smiles. For example, preventive treatments and services don’t just involve cleaning your child’s teeth, but also helping to promote their smiles’ healthy growth and development. Also, avoiding dental concerns, like tooth decay, doesn’t just protect their primary teeth, but help ensure their permanent teeth have a better chance at remaining healthy for life, as well. There are several aspects of your child’s oral health that might be slightly different than yours, which is why we offer a variety of personalized treatment and care options that specifically address these differences. (more…)
When it comes to your child’s oral health, there are some worries that are common, and rightly so. For example, cavities are one of the biggest concerns that could develop for your child’s smile, and many common children’s dental treatments focus on helping to prevent them. Some concerns, however, may be less common, such as the development of gingivitis and its progression into gum disease. Today, we examine how children might develop gum disease and what it might look like in your child’s gums, as well as how we can help your child protect their smile from it if it develops. (more…)
Tooth decay is a widespread oral health concern, one that could impact babies, children, and teens. But what causes a cavity to develop, and can we take steps to avoid them? In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist takes a look at the factors behind cavities, and what you need to know to keep your child’s smile healthy.
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…)
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…)
When a tooth develops a cavity, we often address the concern in the early stages with a filling. But what if the cavity has reached a more advanced stage, or a painful infection or dental abscess has developed in your child’s tooth? In these cases, a root canal from your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist could help address the issue and avoid the need for tooth extraction.
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…)
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 we think about summertime, we think about fun in the sun, and also, our favorite summer treats. Snow cones, ice cream, lemonade, and other sugar-rich items are staples of these blistering Texas days. However, too much of a good thing is a recipe for cavities. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks about how to limit sugar intake and offer fun alternatives.