Category: Cavities/Tooth Decay

The Real Dangers of Tooth Decay for Your Child

The earliest stages of tooth decay don’t seem that serious at first. As your child’s tooth enamel grows weaker and weaker, their teeth might start to feel more sensitive, but the seriousness of the condition may not be apparent until the symptoms become much more severe. Because of this, children can often experience serious levels… Read more »

What Could Cause A Child To Develop A Cavity?

Tooth decay is a widespread oral health concern, one that could impact babies, children, and teens. But what causes a cavity to develop, and can we take steps to avoid them? In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist takes a look at the factors behind cavities, and what you need to know to keep… Read more »

Watch Out For Cavity-Causing Sweets

When we think about summertime, we think about fun in the sun, and also, our favorite summer treats. Snow cones, ice cream, lemonade, and other sugar-rich items are staples of these blistering Texas days. However, too much of a good thing is a recipe for cavities. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks… Read more »

Why Cavities Are Such a Common Concern

The focus on cavities in your child’s routine dental care is an especially important one. That’s because the tooth decay that causes it affects more than 90% of people to some degree by the time their adults. The good news is that treating cavities is typically easy, and preventing it can be successful with the… Read more »

What Tooth Enamel Has to Do with Cavity Prevention

There are many different aspects that relate to the health and integrity of your child’s teeth, especially when it comes to preventing things like cavities from developing. However, one of the most important things to remember is that your child’s teeth already have a highly effective defense mechanism – the enamel that surrounds and protects… Read more »

What if Your Child Gets a Cavity?

Protecting your child’s teeth means protecting them from a variety of potential threats, which is why good education about dental hygiene is one of their most important lessons. Cavities are only one of those potential threats, but they make up a significant portion of the problems that children can experience with their oral health. While… Read more »

Why Treating Cavities Is So Time-Sensitive

Tooth decay and cavities are common enough that most people recognize the threat they might pose to their teeth. They may even recognize the threat it can pose to a child’s long-term oral health if it’s allowed to progress enough. However, the time-sensitive nature of addressing tooth decay isn’t always obvious until the condition has… Read more »

Why Do Kids Seem More Likely to Get Cavities?

A lot of people assume that children are more likely to get cavities in their teeth than adults are. In some ways, that’s true, but not for any reason involving children’s teeth, specifically. No matter how old the tooth is, a cavity develops the same way – when oral bacteria infect a tooth’s structure. Either… Read more »

What to Do if You’re Worried Your Kid Has a Cavity

Prevention is the most important part of dental care for children and adults. However, even an excellent hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist might not always be enough to ease your worries when it comes to your child’s smile. At our Dallas, TX, children’s dental office, we’re dedicated to helping protect and preserve… Read more »

Improve Your Child’s Chances of Never Needing a Pulpotomy!

Some dental treatments aren’t usually appropriate for children, for many reasons. For example, if your child loses a baby (primary) tooth, then replacing it with a dental implant wouldn’t be as good as an idea as it would be for an adult who loses a tooth. Root canal therapy is another treatment that’s usually recommended… Read more »