Protecting Your Child From Gum Disease

childswingYou 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.

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Extractions And Misalignment: Learn More

girlsmilecurlsHave 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.

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Ask Us Your Questions

womanthinkingDo 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.

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Making Brush Time Fun

girlbrushingteethAre 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)!

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Family Lights Out Overnight: Dinosnores

dinosaurlongneckDo 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!

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Answering Your Questions About Digital X-Rays

xraythumbsupYou 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!

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Your Questions About Tooth Infections

toothquestionWhether 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.

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Checklist For Healthy Teeth And Gums

checklistKeeping 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.

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Tyler Oakley Slumber Party

tyleroakleyHave your kids been watching Tyler Oakley videos on YouTube for as long as you can remember? (Okay, maybe you’re the one watching nugget eating competitions and listening to reviews about morning facial cleansers). Fortunately, whether it’s you or your kiddo, Tyler’s upcoming event in your area is something the whole family can enjoy together.

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IV Sedation 101

momchildblanketfallAdults and children alike commonly receive different types of sedation dentistry for a variety of treatments. Some patients prefer sedation for everything from checkups to fillings, while others rely on added relaxation for more complex procedures. As for your child, we are always open to discussing the full gamut of sedation solutions to promote consistently tranquil dental visits. One of our sedation options is IV sedation, which we commonly suggest for restorative treatments like tooth extractions. By becoming more familiar with this and other types of sedation, you will gain a comfort level, so you can best help us keep your child feeling at ease about dental care.

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