What Tooth Enamel Has to Do with Cavity Prevention

There are many different aspects that relate to the health and integrity of your child’s teeth, especially when it comes to preventing things like cavities from developing. However, one of the most important things to remember is that your child’s teeth already have a highly effective defense mechanism – the enamel that surrounds and protects them. Today, we examine the role tooth enamel plays in your child’s continued oral health, and how you can help their smiles healthy by focusing on keeping their teeth and enamel strong. (more…)

Should Your Child’s Toothpaste Have Fluoride?

The most important thing you can do to protect your teeth at any age is brush and floss them at least twice a day. However, for children’s teeth especially, simply brushing and flossing away plaque and tartar isn’t always enough. To help boost the quality of your child’s dental hygiene routine and offer their healthy teeth optimal support, we recommend using a toothpaste that’s not only approved by the ADA, but also specifically contains fluoride in it. (more…)

Emergencies that Might Call for Tooth Extraction

Not every dental emergency is the same, and though we can often save children’s teeth with conservative tooth restorations, some emergency situations may call for extracting a tooth. Today, we look at just a few types of emergencies in which your child’s tooth may need to be extracted for the good of their oral health, and why the need is often considered an emergency. (more…)

What if Your Child Gets a Cavity?

Protecting your child’s teeth means protecting them from a variety of potential threats, which is why good education about dental hygiene is one of their most important lessons. Cavities are only one of those potential threats, but they make up a significant portion of the problems that children can experience with their oral health. While cavities can be successfully prevented, there’s no guarantee that your child won’t develop one at some point. Fortunately, if your child gets a cavity, you can spot the signs early and help save them from more serious oral health trouble by designing an appropriate treatment. (more…)

Could Your Child’s Teeth Really Be Stronger?

The different ways of keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong aren’t exactly secrets. However, it can be difficult to keep track of all of them on a consistent basis, and sometimes, brushing and flossing their teeth can seem like all that’s necessary. Today, we revisit a few not-so-secret tips for helping to safeguard your child’s smile by helping to make their teeth stronger, improving their chances of avoiding common problems like tooth decay and cavities. (more…)

Does A Toothache Mean Your Child Needs A Filling?

If your child talks about pain in a tooth, then this could mean the presence of a cavity. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about solutions for a serious oral health issues like cavities, and whether your child could benefit from a filling. Your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist also talks about how to safeguard little smiles from issues like cavities or infection.

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A Guide to Healthier At-Home Snacks for Kids

When you think of keeping your child’s smile healthy, good dental hygiene may be the first thing that comes to mind. While it’s important, however, hygiene isn’t the only thing your child needs to maintain a healthy smile. During this time when all of us are spending much more time at home, we take a look at a few ways you can use the time to introduce a healthier snacking routine for your children, and help improve their oral health by improving the quality of their nutrition. (more…)