Your dedication to protecting your child’s oral health likely consists of assisting with daily brushing and flossing. Hopefully, you are also scheduling six-month preventive care visits with us, so we can help your child avoid tooth decay and dental fillings, as well as other concerns. While these are excellent, tried-and-true methods for maintaining a healthy, growing smile, prevention does not end there. In fact, we find that parents are often shocked that there are some surprising (yet simple) additional tips for avoiding cavity development. Allow us to let you in on the details.
As you can clearly see, we love Halloween and getting into the celebratory spirit. One of the most exciting aspects of working with children is their immediate appreciation and enjoyment of the magical qualities in life. From lighting up when they see us in costume to telling us all about their Halloween plans, the holidays become an even more enjoyable time of year. Whether you’re a continuing patient or have been looking for pediatric dentistry for your child, we would like to spend a moment reminding you about all that we offer to ensure your child feels just as happy and relaxed at dental visits as we have been feeling all week!
Just because you feel strongly about taking care of your child’s teeth and gums does not mean you’re fully educated regarding best preventive care methods. The bad news is that if you miss an essential aspect of prevention, consequences may include problems like gingivitis or cavity development. The good news is that by becoming fully informed (which is extremely easy to do), you will know the necessary steps to follow, so you child achieves a clean, healthy grin. Wondering if you’re a preventive master or if you need a little bit more knowledge? Quiz yourself to discover that answer!
We often find that patients come to us with varying beliefs about baby teeth. The bad news is that failing to provide consistent preventive care to baby teeth can result in some unwanted and serious consequences. The great news is that by making sure you’re familiar with this primary set of teeth and associated care requirements, you can keep your child’s oral health in excellent condition. Curious if you’re already fully informed or need more facts? Quiz yourself to find out!
Have you ever heard a parent make that statement along the lines of, “I just turned my back for two seconds,” referring to their child getting into a bit of mischief? This is because – as you know – even if you watch your child like a hawk, accidents can still happen. Even if you make sure your little one brushes and flosses according to our guidelines, a tooth mishap is still a possibility. Because we understand that issues like a toothache or broken tooth tend to happen when it’s least convenient, we invite you to contact us for emergency dentistry when you need it. In the meantime, learn more with a fun quiz.
When we suggest a restorative treatment for your child, you may find yourself feeling somewhat conflicted. Your instinct may be to run quickly with your little one in tow. We understand – most parents are worried about protecting the comfort of their children. First things first, keep in mind that we share this priority with you. In addition to using local anesthetic to numb affected and surrounding tissues, we offer sedation options so your child can have a truly tranquil procedure. As for why we feel so strongly about scheduling treatments like dental fillings immediately? Consider some important reasons.
Doing your best to protect your child in every way possible is something that causes you to hope against hope that someone would just hand you an instructions manual. The bad news is that just about every parent feels the same but there’s no manual in sight! The good news is that when it comes to safeguarding your little one’s smile, we can certainly help guide you in the right direction. A very common topic that comes up among parents is whether a child needs a pediatric dentist or if, perhaps, any dentist will do. Allow us to provide answers to questions commonly asked regarding pediatric care, so you can feel confident in your decision to choose pediatric dentistry for your child.
Wisdom teeth – also called “third molars” – can be quite confusing. This is particularly true since some patients have no problems with this final set of molars – while others deal with potentially damaging side effects. As for your personal experience and questions about wisdom teeth removal, it is important that you become familiar with the facts. Because this aspect of oral health is unique to each patient, we encourage you to schedule a visit to seek additional details directly from our team (rather than relying on information from friends or the internet). In the meantime, considering answers to common questions will help you establish a solid foundation of understanding.
Is your child suffering with a serious dental concern? We sometimes find that parents are not quite sure when to call us about an issue, so they put off calling us in an effort to avoid overreacting. Unfortunately, avoiding care can result in additional complications that make treating your child’s smile more complex and costly. Rather than waiting it out, we suggest you schedule a children’s dentistry visit with us. We will quickly assess the problem, determine the best course of action, and provide your child with a treatment that will alleviate discomfort, while restoring beauty and oral health.
We find that parents often have a lot of questions about children’s oral health. This is a good thing! While trusting your instincts works in some cases, learning that what’s best for your smile is not always best for your child’s smile – well, this can become a bit alarming. First of all, we want to reassure you that following the basic guidelines we set forth for preventive care is really all it takes. As for your additional concerns, always ask if you’re in doubt and your little one’s grin will remain healthy and just as adorable as ever. Consider some helpful tips that we have created in response to frequently asked questions.