A Few Warning Signs Your Child’s Bite Is Off

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…)

Watch Out For Cavity-Causing Sweets

sugary foods cause tooth decayWhen 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.

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When Is Fluoride a Good Idea for Your Child’s Teeth?

Caring for your child’s teeth can sometimes seem complicated. On top of teaching them how to practice good dental hygiene, you also have to be vigilant in limiting their exposure to sugary foods and beverages, and noticing signs that they might be experiencing a dental problem. Fortunately, there are several professional treatments and services that are designed specifically to offer better protection for your child’s teeth. For example, with topical fluoride treatment, many of our young patients are able to avoid cavity development when their teeth or tooth enamel become especially at-risk. (more…)

Make Sure Your Child Takes Care of Their Filling

When a cavity develops in your child’s tooth and you treat it early enough, the tooth can often be saved with the help of a biocompatible tooth filling. Once the filling is placed, however, it’s tempting to consider the problem solved, and your child’s tooth completely safe from harm. The truth, however, is that tooth damage caused by a cavity is permanent, which means the tooth will rely on the continued support of the filling. Today, we take a look at how you can help further protect your child’s oral health by helping them take proper care of their teeth and tooth filling every day. (more…)

A Few Ways We Help Strengthen Your Child’s Teeth

When it comes to caring for your child’s teeth, some things are common knowledge, like the need to teach them how to stick to good dental hygiene practices every day. However, there are several specific ways in which you can help your child improve their ability to protect their teeth and oral health besides brushing and flossing every day. Today, we examine a few ways we can help strengthen your child’s teeth with professional preventive care, and how this can improve their oral health now and in the long run. (more…)

Can Your Child’s Severely Decayed Tooth Be Saved?

Child's Severe Tooth DecayOne of the most important reasons why prevention is such a heavy focus of your child’s dental health care is because, once a problem like tooth decay develops, it’s impact must be addressed immediately. The longer it takes, the more advanced the decay or other concern can become, and the treatment needed to address could be more extensive than expected. In the case of treating children’s teeth that are affected by decay, prevention and prompt treatment are especially important. Today, we examine why, and what your options may be if your child’s tooth becomes severely decayed and needs saving. (more…)

Should Baby Teeth Get Dental Crowns?

Knowing that your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are going to fall out eventually to make room for their adult teeth can sometimes lead to false assumptions. For instance, if a baby tooth becomes damaged or compromised in some way, parents may not think it’s important to address it since the tooth will be gone soon anyway (unless the child complains of discomfort). While it’s true that primary teeth are almost like practice teeth for your child’s smile, their presence until the moment they’re ready to fall out is vital to your child’s immediate and long-term oral health. (more…)

What to Consider if Your Child Needs a Tooth Filling

The good thing about modern dental care for children is that most of the concerns they might face are much simpler to overcome than you might expect. That includes cavities, which are the number one chronic concern with children’s and adults’ teeth. When detected and treated early, your child’s cavity may be addressed conservatively with a biocompatible, tooth-colored filling. A custom-designed filling can do a lot to stop your child’s cavity from growing and becoming a bigger threat to their smile. However, the success of a tooth filling depends on addressing the cavity in your child’s tooth before it has a chance to become more severe. (more…)