When you have a cavity, your instinct may be to see your dentist to have it filled. When your child has a cavity in one of their primary teeth, however, you might wonder if filling it is really necessary. The short is answer is usually yes; any instance of tooth decay should be addressed as soon as possible and not allowed to progress further. The more extensive answer is that tooth decay is more than just the cavity you see, and leaving one in your child’s primary tooth could spell significant trouble for their adult smiles later in life. (more…)
Most of the treatments that we design for children’s teeth are designed with a heavy focus on prevention. For example, routine checkups and cleanings are general services that are designed to help prevent a wide range of issues, from tooth decay to tooth damage, and more. In addition to routine cleanings, however, your child may sometimes need a little help in effectively preventing an issue like tooth decay from forming. At our Dallas, TX, dental office, we can often provide that help in the form of fluoride treatments and/or dental sealants, which are designed specifically to protect your child’s teeth from harmful oral bacteria. (more…)
As we enter the Year of the Rat, make sure your child’s little nibblers are healthy and strong by visiting your Dallas, TX, dentist at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda for a checkup and cleaning. They’ll need their teeth at their best this weekend to taste all the amazing (sometimes free) food at the Chinese New Year celebrations being held around our community of Dallas-Fort Worth this Saturday.
You might not always be 100% sure that you’re doing all you can to help your child care for their teeth. Perhaps you should be doing more; maybe it was too early to have them brush and floss on their own; what if a cavity is already developing? The good news is you can get the answers to those questions easily by asking them during your child’s checkup and cleaning appointments. Keeping your child’s smile healthy is a team effort, and at our Dallas, TX, dental office, we’re always happy to strengthen that effort by answering any questions you may have! (more…)
Toothaches are common at any age, and they can result from so many different conditions that it’s often impossible to diagnose one without professional help. When your child’s tooth hurts, for example, it might be because they’ve damaged the tooth somehow, or because the tooth is starting to get a cavity. At our Dallas, TX, children’s dental office, we can help you and your child determine the source of the toothache, as well as the most appropriate treatment to make it stop. We can do that best if you call us as soon as your child’s tooth starts hurting. (more…)
Start your new year off with laughter from the whole family without worrying about the health of your child’s smile! At Casa Linda, we don’t want to let cavities get in the way of having a good time, so we take care to help your child maintain great oral health at home and at in-office checkups. Outside of the office, keep your kids (and yourself) smiling at the weekly Family Friendly Show at Dallas Comedy House!
Some signs of concern with your child’s oral health are obvious. For example, if your child complains of a toothache, then it’s likely the cause of something that requires attention from your child’s dentist. However, some signs of trouble aren’t always obvious, and they can be easy to miss if you aren’t actively looking out for them. At our Dallas, TX, dental office, we emphasize prevention as much as possible, which is why we pay special attention to educating children and their patients about things that could lead to serious bite problems later. (more…)
It’s no secret that prevention is the foundation of excellent children’s dental care, but what exactly does prevention mean? One of the most important aspects of caring for any teeth, young or old, is to make sure they’re healthy enough to protect themselves. When healthy, the outer layers of teeth, known as enamel, can protect them from nearly anything, including damage and decay from harmful oral bacteria. At our Dallas, TX, dental office, much the preventive care we provide focuses on keeping this protective layer around your child’s teeth strong and healthy, to help avoid more serious oral health concerns in the future. (more…)
If you’ve ever wondered why your teeth develop the way they do, you might find some answers at the Perot Museum’s Origins exhibit. While hominins (humankind’s ancient relatives) didn’t have access to the same dental care that we do, their fossilized skeletons can lend us insight into the lives of our ancient ancestors and the ways that humankind has evolved. If you would like your smile to look its best before you head to the museum, then be sure to schedule a visit!
Prevention is the most important part of dental care for children and adults. However, even an excellent hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist might not always be enough to ease your worries when it comes to your child’s smile. At our Dallas, TX, children’s dental office, we’re dedicated to helping protect and preserve young smiles from all the concerns that could impact them. That includes helping you determine if your child might have a cavity, and what to do to safeguard their teeth from the decay that causes it. (more…)