When your little one’s smile is in the process of developing, watching each stage is amazing and exciting. However, when you’re not sure what to expect you can find yourself worrying about whether the developmental process is normal or if you should schedule a visit to see us. We are, of course, always happy to see your child for a dental checkup, particularly if it has been longer than six months or you think something is wrong. Rather than leaving you with a great mystery, we are happy to provide you with details about what to expect from tooth development. Now you can relax and simply enjoy watching your little one grow.
When your child comes to you with a toothache, do you know what to say and what to do? Or do you find that you feel frantic and a bit torn regarding the severity of the situation? Don’t worry, this is a common issue that is best addressed by making your way through several steps. As long as your child is not running a fever (which is a good sign that you need to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician), then you can calmly help your child feel more comfortable, while planning time for a regularly scheduled appointment or emergency dental visit with us.
Are you finding that your otherwise happy, carefree child is suddenly experiencing headaches? Are you coming up short when it comes to obvious answers? Believe it or not, sometimes-simple concerns – even dental issues –are to blame. From problems with a poorly balanced bite to not-so-ideal snacks, factors you may never have considered can play into chronic headaches. Visit us for a dental checkup, so we can get to the bottom of the pain and offer effective solutions to improve comfort.
Have your little ones been begging you to bring them to play TopGolf all summer? Maybe you’ve been looking for something exciting that your little ones (or not so little ones) and their friends can do as a fun way to say goodbye to summer and hello to the school year. If so, this upcoming event may be just what you (and your kids) have been dreaming about.
Lucky for you and your little one, there truly is a lot you can do to keep your child’s smile healthy and free of problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and other concerns. Fortunately, if you are already practicing good daily hygiene with brushing and flossing (and remembering to visit us once every six months for preventive care visits) then you’re already doing an exceptional job. However, if you find yourself seeking out even more extensive protection, we’ve got some extremely effective and helpful suggestions.
There are so many exciting milestones in your little one’s life. Some are extremely enjoyable, like a first laugh or smile. Then there are others – like loose baby teeth – that bring with them a mixed bag of emotions. You may initially feel excited at the simple prospect of watching your child’s smile develop into a grown-up grin. However, trying to decide how to approach a loose tooth (to pull or not to pull?) can leave you frazzled. Rest easy – we will fill you in on the best approach. And, of course, we can always offer assistance or a dental extraction if necessary.
Few things can completely throw you and leave you feeling frantic like the sudden injury or discomfort of your child. When it comes to dental mishaps, we are ready to help you and your little one at a moment’s notice. As long as your child is not suffering from a true medical emergency (which occurs when your child’s life is at risk) then we will schedule an emergency dental visit. To ensure you make it to our office feeling confident, we encourage you to learn more about the best way to respond should an accident occur.
Do you love a good, old-fashioned fair and rodeo? Do you wish for the exciting rides and delicious fair food but you often long for a smaller town experience for yourself and your little ones? Fortunately, you can achieve your dream by heading just a bit out of Dallas for the afternoon and evening to enjoy some family-friendly fun.
You may have flossing and brushing down to a science but that doesn’t mean you feel completely confident about every single choice you’re making. When it comes to selecting the proper products to achieve excellent home preventive care, you may find that you’re doing your best but a bit more education would be nice. To ensure you’re offering your child the most effective daily brushing, consider some easy-to-follow suggestions for making the best toothpaste selection possible for your little ones.
During your child’s dental checkup we look for a long list of concerns. True, our immediate focus includes concerns about oral health, including issues like gum disease or tooth decay. However, we also take a close look at the way your child’s teeth are developing. If they develop in such a way that will result in misalignment, it’s important that we begin discussing whether your child will require orthodontic care quite early on. The sooner we begin guiding teeth into place, the easier it is to achieve optimal results.