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.
Once you teach your child the basics of good dental hygiene and the importance of sticking to them, you can rest a little easier that they have a decent chance of keeping their smiles healthy for life. However, your child’s oral health status and needs can change quickly as their teeth and oral structures develop, and sometimes, their smiles need a boost to ensure their continued good oral health. Today, we examine a few ways we can help boost your child’s hygiene and oral health efforts to give them a better chance at continuously enjoying their healthy smiles. (more…)
Though there are many different factors that can contribute to your child developing cavities, consuming too many sugary foods and beverages is often one of the biggest ones. That’s why it’s a common piece of advice to limit your child’s consumption of sugar-rich candies and other sweets in order to help them avoid things like cavities. However, simply telling your child no isn’t always effective. Sometimes, it can take being more proactive to successfully save your child’s smile from the harmful effects of sugar on their teeth. (more…)
We often find that kids brush their teeth regularly, but still develop serious oral health issues like gingivitis and tooth decay. The fact is, brushing alone is not enough. To truly help your little one maintain optimal oral health, you need to make sure he or she flosses every night before bed. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks about the importance of proper flossing!