Your child’s primary teeth are crucial for not only helping them eat, but guiding permanent teeth in place. Which is why their health, and ensuring they fall out on schedule, is crucial. But what if a primary tooth develops a cavity? In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist explains why even baby teeth need fillings!
When kids develop tooth decay, we often address the issue quickly with natural-looking dental fillings. But what if a child develops an infected or abscessed tooth? Will your child need to undergo a root canal treatment? In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist discusses the benefits of a pulpotomy, a conservative alternative to root canal therapy.
While your little one may be brushing regularly and you are instilling great preventive health care habits, sometimes cavities or other dental concerns can still develop due to a number of other factors, including diet and more. When this occurs, your pediatric dentist may recommend a filling to restore your child’s grin. But what happens when decay or disease has progressed? In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist addresses what to do in the event of an infection, including protecting teeth with a dental crown. (more…)
Just like adult smiles, tiny grins need a standard regimen of routine preventive care at home, such as brushing or flossing, coupled with regular dental maintenance visits in order to ensure their healthy development. While you and your little one might be on top of your preventive dental game, sometimes little grins need an added boost. In this week’s blog, your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist is looking at additional ways you can help protect your child’s smile against disease, ensuring a lifelong smile for the long run.
With Christmas eve finally here and the global pandemic still at large, holiday events may not be as full as previous years. While this is fortunate in keeping families and loved ones safe, it does not have to mean that safe, socially distant events can’t be enjoyed. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda will look at three festive but safe events your family can participate in to celebrate the holidays!
Thumb-sucking is a natural habit, and often serves the purpose of soothing or comforting a baby or toddler as they start to fall asleep. However, your Dallas pediatric dentist, as well as the American Dental Association and others, know that thumb-sucking can be a detriment to the healthy oral development of young teeth and jaw structure. There are solid reasons to discourage thumb-sucking, for the optimal oral health of our child, as well as extended pacifier use, as your child develops. (more…)
‘Tis the season for photos, and whether you have a new baby with one tooth starting to peek out, or a “big kid” who’s already made friends with the tooth fairy, your caring pediatric dentist in Dallas, TX wants the best for every child’s smile. This means regular visits for preventive care, and good brushing at home. While we could make many recommendations for good pediatric oral health, today we’ll focus on two habits we encourage families to practice in 2021 and beyond. (more…)
While the pandemic means that attending the usual holiday events may not be a safe idea, that doesn’t mean there aren’t fun events for your family to enjoy. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will look at three fun community events that can be enjoyed either virtually or socially distant. In addition, don’t forget to schedule a visit for your child before 2020 comes to an end!
When families think about oral care, chances are “brushing” is the first thing to come to mind. Brushing is a vital part of any home care routine. And flossing daily is another important part of tooth care, yet most children (and some adults!) find it to be harder to remember, and to carry out properly. Helping little hands manipulate dental floss can take some time, but your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist knows all about tooth care for babies and children, and can assure you flossing is too important to overlook. (more…)
Even anticipated experiences can cause overload to the emotions of a small child. There are hundreds of videos of children having meltdowns, even at pleasant experiences. While you might think a child at a dental office would be the most unhappy visit ever, when you see a pediatric dentist in Dallas TX, you are getting the friendly and experienced staff and the calm environment that can reduce the fear of dental visits, and help establish a lifelong habit of smile care that will benefit your child. (more…)