With Christmas eve finally here and the global pandemic still at large, holiday events may not be as full as previous years. While this is fortunate in keeping families and loved ones safe, it does not have to mean that safe, socially distant events can’t be enjoyed. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda will look at three festive but safe events your family can participate in to celebrate the holidays!
Thumb-sucking is a natural habit, and often serves the purpose of soothing or comforting a baby or toddler as they start to fall asleep. However, your Dallas pediatric dentist, as well as the American Dental Association and others, know that thumb-sucking can be a detriment to the healthy oral development of young teeth and jaw structure. There are solid reasons to discourage thumb-sucking, for the optimal oral health of our child, as well as extended pacifier use, as your child develops. (more…)
‘Tis the season for photos, and whether you have a new baby with one tooth starting to peek out, or a “big kid” who’s already made friends with the tooth fairy, your caring pediatric dentist in Dallas, TX wants the best for every child’s smile. This means regular visits for preventive care, and good brushing at home. While we could make many recommendations for good pediatric oral health, today we’ll focus on two habits we encourage families to practice in 2021 and beyond. (more…)
While the pandemic means that attending the usual holiday events may not be a safe idea, that doesn’t mean there aren’t fun events for your family to enjoy. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will look at three fun community events that can be enjoyed either virtually or socially distant. In addition, don’t forget to schedule a visit for your child before 2020 comes to an end!
When families think about oral care, chances are “brushing” is the first thing to come to mind. Brushing is a vital part of any home care routine. And flossing daily is another important part of tooth care, yet most children (and some adults!) find it to be harder to remember, and to carry out properly. Helping little hands manipulate dental floss can take some time, but your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist knows all about tooth care for babies and children, and can assure you flossing is too important to overlook. (more…)
Even anticipated experiences can cause overload to the emotions of a small child. There are hundreds of videos of children having meltdowns, even at pleasant experiences. While you might think a child at a dental office would be the most unhappy visit ever, when you see a pediatric dentist in Dallas TX, you are getting the friendly and experienced staff and the calm environment that can reduce the fear of dental visits, and help establish a lifelong habit of smile care that will benefit your child. (more…)
Each Friday we take a little break from our usual oral health topics to focus on our community. In light of the pandemic continuing to pose a danger to our community, we are recommending events that can be enjoyed either virtually or socially distant in Dallas, TX. In addition, we want to remind you again that you can schedule a visit soon to see our team, so your child receives treatment before your 2020 dental insurance benefits expire!
Our last blog briefly touched on dental cleaning, but we think this topic needs more attention. A dental cleaning is helpful for kids of all ages, and could be crucial for avoiding poor oral health issues, ranging from tooth decay to gingivitis in older children. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist is discussing the importance of a regular dental cleaning visit.
We’re quickly approaching the midway point of December, which means the end of the year is right around the corner. We would like to remind families in Dallas, TX, and surrounding communities that there is still time to schedule your child’s last checkup of the year, so you can use any remaining benefits and help your child greet 2021 with a healthier smile!
Friday has arrived! Which means now it’s time to take a break from our usual oral health topics to look at community events. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will look at four fun events that can enjoyed virtually or safely via social distancing. Remember, you should also schedule your child’s last checkup and cleaning of 2020 before the holidays become too hectic!