Caring For Your Child’s Toothbrush

toothbrushforbabyBefore you had children, you might not have given too much thought to your toothbrush. Sure, you may have made sure to purchase a soft-bristle brush according to your dentist’s suggestions – you may have even replaced it once every three months, as you should. Whether it was super clean, wet, dry, or otherwise? This may not have bothered you. However, now that you have children, the fact that toothbrushes tend to harbor bacteria may cause you to feel somewhat anxious. As a result, parents often feel uncertain about how to approach this confusing preventive care topic. Allow us to help!

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What’s So Bad About Plaque?

questionmarkyellowYou have probably heard about plaque for most of your life – if not, then you’re certainly receiving an earful as a parent. As a result, you have likely come to learn that plaque is bad (but that does not mean you’re completely sure what makes it such an awful substance). The good news is that you can help your child control plaque, so you don’t need to worry about potential side effects. Even better news? We are prepared to fill you in on the essential details, so you feel knowledgeable on this topic. And of course, remember, we will always be glad to answer questions during preventive care visits.

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Cirque Italia in DFW

waterdropletDo you love beautiful stage shows? Have you and your children ever experienced a water circus? If not, it’s time you sat down to gaze up on the brilliant, sparkling spectacle that can only occur when you combine water with circus art. Do yourself a favor this November and gather up the family for this entertaining presentation.

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Surprising Tips For Cavity Prevention

preventblocksYour 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.

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Compassionate Pediatric Dentistry

MarrhalloweenAs 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!

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Quiz: Test Your Preventive Care Knowledge

quiztalkbubblesJust 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!

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A Quiz: Baby Teeth

quizblueWe 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!

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Quiz: Emergency Dentistry

toothemergencylifesaverHave 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.

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Fillings, Crowns, Root Canals: Don’t Wait!

dateandtimeWhen 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.

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Q&A: Pediatric Dentist

Q&AskyDoing 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.

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