Each Friday, we like to take a little break from our traditional dental topics to talk about the Dallas community. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at four upcoming events that are fun for the whole family, from back to school giveaways to magic shows! In the meantime, be sure you schedule a checkup for your child with your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist.
You won’t always be responsible for ensuring your child properly cleans their teeth every day. As they get older, it will become their own responsibility, and the most you can do is teach them to do it correctly. However, good teeth brushing and flossing habits can only go so far, and your child should also learn the important role their dentist plays in helping them prevent things like cavities from forming. Today, we explore a few preventive measures beyond good dental hygiene that we can utilize to help protect and preserve your child’s healthy smile longer. (more…)
For the most part, consistent dental care for children isn’t typically complex. Like dental care for adults, the most frequent need is to practice good dental hygiene and receive preventive care on a consistent basis. However, children can sometimes develop problems with their healthy, natural tooth structure, and when they do, it’s important to address them as soon as possible to preserve their healthy smiles. Today, we examine a few times when your child’s smile may need restorative treatment in order to stop a problem from getting worse, and why it’s important for your child to receive treatment as soon as possible. (more…)
Occasionally, we like to take a break from our usual dental topics to talk to our patients and their families about community events. However, with the pandemic still underway in the United States, we want to focus on virtual events instead. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will look at a few fun virtual events the whole family can enjoy!
Your first impression of a business or location can have significant sway over your decision to return. Children are also sensitive to new experiences, which is why their initial visit to a dentist’s office matters so much for their oral health over time. A good first impression can make them comfortable in this new environment, which can ensure they remain relaxed during their following pediatric dental checkups. Positive experiences can also make them more receptive as they learn about why they should make smile care a priority. At our Dallas, TX pediatric dental practice, we have experience tending to babies during their initial appointment, and we can continue to support their growing smile during future visits! (more…)
Children become less dependent on their parents for help as they age, but it can be tough to know when they are ready for a particular task. Allowing them to start brushing and flossing on their own before they are ready can raise their risk for oral health problems. Without the dexterity to fully clean their smile, a child is more likely to experience a cavity that requires a dental filling or dental crown. Our Dallas, TX pediatric dental office can speak with you about when your child should begin brushing, and what you can do to help them form good habits. We can also provide guidance for kids who are ready to begin brushing for themselves during their routine dental checkups. (more…)
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.