What to Keep in Mind When Your Child’s Tooth Hurts

Toothaches are common at any age, and they can result from so many different conditions that it’s often impossible to diagnose one without professional help. When your child’s tooth hurts, for example, it might be because they’ve damaged the tooth somehow, or because the tooth is starting to get a cavity. At our Dallas, TX, children’s dental office, we can help you and your child determine the source of the toothache, as well as the most appropriate treatment to make it stop. We can do that best if you call us as soon as your child’s tooth starts hurting. (more…)

Family Friendly Comedy Sure To Make You Smile

Start your new year off with laughter from the whole family without worrying about the health of your child’s smile! At Casa Linda, we don’t want to let cavities get in the way of having a good time, so we take care to help your child maintain great oral health at home and at in-office checkups. Outside of the office, keep your kids (and yourself) smiling at the weekly Family Friendly Show at Dallas Comedy House!

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Does Your Child Show Signs of a Bite Problem?

Some signs of concern with your child’s oral health are obvious. For example, if your child complains of a toothache, then it’s likely the cause of something that requires attention from your child’s dentist. However, some signs of trouble aren’t always obvious, and they can be easy to miss if you aren’t actively looking out for them. At our Dallas, TX, dental office, we emphasize prevention as much as possible, which is why we pay special attention to educating children and their patients about things that could lead to serious bite problems later. (more…)

An Overview of Enamel – Protecting Your Child’s Teeth

It’s no secret that prevention is the foundation of excellent children’s dental care, but what exactly does prevention mean? One of the most important aspects of caring for any teeth, young or old, is to make sure they’re healthy enough to protect themselves. When healthy, the outer layers of teeth, known as enamel, can protect them from nearly anything, including damage and decay from harmful oral bacteria. At our Dallas, TX, dental office, much the preventive care we provide focuses on keeping this protective layer around your child’s teeth strong and healthy, to help avoid more serious oral health concerns in the future. (more…)

Perot Museum Origins Fossils

If you’ve ever wondered why your teeth develop the way they do, you might find some answers at the Perot Museum’s Origins exhibit. While hominins (humankind’s ancient relatives) didn’t have access to the same dental care that we do, their fossilized skeletons can lend us insight into the lives of our ancient ancestors and the ways that humankind has evolved. If you would like your smile to look its best before you head to the museum, then be sure to schedule a visit!

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What to Do if You’re Worried Your Kid Has a Cavity

Prevention is the most important part of dental care for children and adults. However, even an excellent hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist might not always be enough to ease your worries when it comes to your child’s smile. At our Dallas, TX, children’s dental office, we’re dedicated to helping protect and preserve young smiles from all the concerns that could impact them. That includes helping you determine if your child might have a cavity, and what to do to safeguard their teeth from the decay that causes it. (more…)

Some of the Most Common Smile Concerns for Children

Every child’s dental health needs are unique, and they can change significantly over time as their teeth and oral structures continue developing. For this reason, the specific oral health concerns that your child faces must be addressed with highly personalized, compassionate treatment. At our Dallas, TX, children’s dental office, we can help kids of all ages make it through most of the common oral health concerns that children face and help protect the long-term health of their smiles. (more…)

Say Hello to the Year of the Rat

It’s not often you want to be a rat, but 2020 is the Year of the Rat in the Chinese calendar, and North Park Center is celebrating. There are some pretty admirable rat traits for babies born this year. Think instinctive, alert, and quick-witted. Year of the Rat children are said to be popular, adaptable, and do well in social situations. If your child was born in 2019 or earlier, it may be time to think about bringing them in for a first visit in Dallas, TX. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends bringing your child when the first tooth appears, or by about age one.

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Tips to Wean Your Kids Off of a Candy Addiction

The most common threat to your child’s teeth isn’t sugar or candy, but rather the oral bacteria that make up dental plaque and metabolize sugar into more harmful substances. For example, certain types of oral bacteria turn sugar (and other types of carbs) into acids, which then sap your child’s teeth and their enamel of vital minerals. This paves the way for cavity development and heightened risks of severe tooth infection, which can lead to the need for extensive restorative treatment. While sugar may not be the biggest direct threat, your child’s smile can benefit greatly when you teach them to avoid candy and sugar that could feed harmful oral bacteria. (more…)

Notes on Pacifiers and Oral Health

Many parents wonder how they would get along if they couldn’t offer their baby or toddler a pacifier now and then. On the other hand, caring parents don’t want to do anything that would compromise the shape and growth of their child’s teeth or jaw. So where do pacifiers fit in? Your Dallas, TX pediatric dentists can set your mind at ease. Occasional pacifier use is unlikely to cause harm, and a pacifier can be a soothing aid when your child is feeling stressed. There are a few things to keep in mind, when offering your child a pacifier, for their long-term oral health. (more…)