Most parents hope that they’re doing all they can to help their children protect and preserve their healthy smiles. By teaching them the basics of good dental hygiene and ensuring they visit their dentist routinely for checkups and cleanings, you can provide kids with most of the tools they need. Yet, there can be some things you might do to help boost their chances of avoiding the development of any oral health concerns that might have significant long-term impacts on their smiles. To make sure you’re doing all you can for your child’s oral health, here are few questions you should ask your kid’s dentist during their next visit. (more…)
Whether you’re trying to find something education for your homeschooled children, or if you just need something to occupy them besides the same Netflix series over and over again, virtual events can be super beneficial! In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist is taking a break from our usual dental topics to look at virtual community events happening in Dallas.
There are a few different things to keep in mind when it comes to keeping your child’s teeth consistently healthy. Things that you may take for granted, such as an inherent sense of the importance of carefully cleaning your teeth every day, are often things that children have yet to master. Because of this, children’s dental care often involves a heavy focus on helping strengthen and protect kids’ teeth against things that good daily hygiene is meant to prevent. That includes the excessive buildup of plaque on their teeth surfaces, and with treatments such as biocompatible dental sealants, we can give your child a helping hand in preventing this buildup. (more…)
Preventive dental care for children isn’t much different than your own preventive dental care routine. In addition to good hygiene at home, it also takes sticking to a regular schedule of checkups and cleanings at the dentist’s office. However, when children receive a professional checkup and cleaning, part of the focus is on helping them avoid problems that not only impact their oral health now, but can also interfere with the future growth and development of their oral structures. For example, when your child’s tooth enamel grows weak, strengthening it to prevent tooth decay not only saves the tooth in question, but also the permanent tooth structure that’s meant to take its place. (more…)
Each Friday, we like to focus on fun activities and events for families in our Dallas, TX, community to enjoy. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at different virtual events, with content available 24/7 to educate and entertain every member of the family. In addition, don’t forget that if you want to schedule a checkup and cleaning before your children start school, whether they’re going in-person or online, we‘re ready!
Once your child grows older and is more experienced with keeping their smile healthy on their own, you can worry less about having to micromanage their daily hygiene routines. However, until then, and even after to some extent, children may need additional help to keep their smiles healthy beyond what you can offer them at home. Today, we examine a few ways in which your child might need help maintaining their healthy smiles, and how we can provide that help in a comfortable and kid-friendly environment. (more…)
Timing is everything when it comes to preventing or treating oral health concerns, especially when it comes to your child’s smile. For example, when your child develops a cavity in a tooth, the reason can often be due to infrequently timed or inconsistent dental hygiene practices, or too-frequent exposure to sugary foods and beverages. The extent of the cavity in your child’s tooth also depends on the time it’s had to develop and progress, and how much of the tooth’s structure has decayed. Today, we explain three ways in which time matters most when your child develops a cavity, and why addressing it as soon as possible is the best course of action. (more…)
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…)