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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Q&A: About Wisdom Teeth

wisdomteethbluefaceWisdom 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.

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Serious Problem? We Can Help.

womanwonderingheadbandIs 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.

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Surprising Tips For Healthy Smiles

tipshelpfullightbulbWe 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.

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Tips: Protecting Smiles During Halloween

halloweenpumpkinpearsPerhaps the only thing cuter than your child’s smile is seeing your little one in an adorable Halloween costume. Sure enough, your little ladybug, pirate, ghoul, or otherwise is likely preparing for this upcoming holiday by fantasizing about a bag full of candy. In the meantime, you are likely racking your brain, wondering how you can possibly allow your child to indulge and enjoy the day without feeling like you’re an irresponsible parent. Don’t worry! A little bit of fun and celebration won’t hurt as long as you use a thoughtful approach. Consider a preventive dentistry tip or two to keep your little one’s smile safe and sound.

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Reasons For Crown Placement

reasonsblocksIf you’re at all familiar with crowns, you know that they are restorations, which provide full coverage to teeth. A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth, shaped to fit directly over a tooth in need of help. The good news is that providing your little one with a crown can provide exceptional protection, while preventing serious complications. The bad news is that you may feel hesitant regarding treatment because you are unsure why we have selected this particular restorative service. Allow us to explain reasons that we decide on crown placement, so you move forward with the knowledge that you are making a wonderful decision for your child’s oral health.

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Root Canal Treatment: FAQs

FAQsAt first glance, the idea of a root canal treatment for your child’s tooth may sound like something you would do anything to avoid. Fortunately, by learning just a bit more about the pediatric version of this treatment, you will come to find it is extremely beneficial. First, we want you to keep in mind that your child’s comfort is priority – we will always numb your child’s tissue and offer sedation for a relaxing experience. Regarding the particulars of the procedure, we are happy to share additional details in response to frequently asked questions, so you can feel good about the decisions you make to repair and protect your little one’s grin.

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Pediatric Preventive Treatments

preventionsignThe best way to protect your child’s smile from problems is to practice excellent prevention. On your own, this means assisting your child in brushing his or her teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and trying to limit sugary snacks. Fortunately, you don’t have to do all of the protecting on your own – we are here to help with preventive treatments. Not sure what to expect or where to begin? We always suggest that you schedule six-month preventive care visits for your child, so we can establish good habits, keep teeth clean, and monitor health. As for particular services, become familiar with the details, so you can feel secure about the future of your child’s smile.

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Your Dental Filling Questions

questionmarkblueWe understand if you have questions about your child’s dental filling. We also know that you do your best to help your child avoid problems like tooth decay – rest assured, most people will experience this oral problem at least once over the course of a lifetime. The good news is that we can easily and effectively address your child’s cavity, restore the tooth, and even protect the beauty of your little one’s smile. To help you feel even more optimistic about your child’s upcoming visit, we encourage you to consider answers to questions frequently asked by other concerned parents.

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Quiz: Developing Effective Brushing Habits

toothbrushgirlpigtailsLike most individuals raising young children, you will find that helping your child maintain a healthy smile comes with a seemingly never-ending list of questions. The good news is that we are always here to assist you wherever you happen to be in your child’s journey toward developing a healthy, beautiful smile. As for common concerns, we often find ourselves answering inquiries about how to help one’s child establish effective brushing habits. Wondering if you need questions answered or if you’re already doing an excellent job with your child’s preventive care? Quiz yourself to find out!

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