There’s just something about finding out your child’s teeth are healthy and free of cavities during a checkup that fills you with joy and relief. However, there’s also something about avoiding dental fillings that often causes parents to wonder if they’ve been lucky or if there’s anything else they can do to protect a child’s smiles from tooth decay. Fortunately, keeping your child safe from the negative effects of plaque – particularly cavities – is something we can easily speak to. By adhering to some simple guidelines (that will protect your smile, too) you can rest easy knowing you’re doing a wonderful job as a mom or dad.
You may wonder when exactly dental care is supposed to begin. After all, your baby smiles the cutest smile you’ve ever seen, but for a while it’s a toothless grin you’re ooh-ing and ahh-ing over. We also recognize that a major concern may be how to approach daily hygiene, while remaining careful to avoid irritating baby’s delicate tissues. Fortunately, by becoming familiar with the basics, you will know just what to do, when to do it, and how to keep your little one’s smile in excellent shape from the get-go.
You probably know that when it comes to the big bad wolf of oral health problems, periodontal disease is certainly quite the monster. However, if you don’t know much about what it is or how to prevent gum disease, you may find yourself at a loss regarding the protection of your little one’s smile. The good news is that understanding gum-related illness and how to avoid it is extremely simple. By becoming familiar with the basics, you will know what to do, what to tell your child, and when to call us if you feel something isn’t quite right. However, you should rest easy – safeguarding your child’s gum tissue is a breeze.
Have you recently been told that your child needs a dental extraction but there is nothing wrong with your son or daughter’s tooth? The next question you should ask yourself is whether your child has good or not-so-wonderful alignment. This refers to the way your little one’s top and bottom teeth and jaws align – or fit together. If everything is in good shape, teeth fit together comfortably. However, when misalignment occurs, some shifting may be in order. Find out more, so you gain a better understanding of how tooth removal serves an important role in your child’s oral health.
Do you have a bunch of questions that you would like to ask us regarding your child’s dental care but you’re never sure when the best time is to approach with your inquiries? Please don’t be shy. We would like you to feel just as comfortable bringing your child in for a dental checkup as you do conversing with us about the care we provide. Every member of our team is happy to assist you. Not quite sure where to begin? Look over some common questions we receive and you will see that you are but one among many concerned parents who like to (and deserve to) feel informed.
Are you wondering if there’s something you can do to make toothbrushing time a fun experience rather than something your child views as a chore? Your intentions, of course, are to assist your child in enjoying the very thing that will keep his or her smile clean and healthy for a lifetime – but how to approach this plan correctly? Fortunately, it’s just a matter of adding some excitement and happiness to the process. Look at this as a bonding moment and a time to “play” so brushing feels effortless. (And remember to ask for tips during your next dental checkup)!
Do you consider yourselves somewhat of an adventurous, fun-loving family? Do you and your little ones happen to have a particularly big passion for dinosaurs? If so, it is probably in your best interest to take a look at this upcoming event and to register before someone snags your spot!
You are probably certain that we incorporate a visual exam into your child’s dental checkup to make sure everything looks healthy and free of changes. However, have you spent any time wondering how we approach viewing the more intricate details of your little one’s oral cavity? Wonder no more – we complete a thorough exam with the use of digital X-rays. Have questions? Don’t worry – we’ve got answers!
Whether or not you have every experienced a tooth infection of your own, you are likely aware that infections within most parts of the body may lead to uncomfortable side effects. The same is true for your child’s tooth – once infected, the interior tissue that lines the body and roots (called dental pulp) becomes inflamed and will eventually result in pain. Unfortunately, an infection may also lead to other significant complications. By learning more about how a root canal treatment can help with infections – and how to avoid them – you will know just what to do to protect your child’s oral health.
Keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy is your top priority and ours as well. However, you may find that along the way, you begin wondering if there’s some sort of special combination of factors that best protects your child’s oral health. The good news is that there actually is a pretty straightforward three-step process to remember. As long as you do your best to assist your child in maintaining a smile as free of plaque as you can get it, you can expect great results.