As a parent, many of your efforts surrounding your child’s oral health have to do with getting them to brush their teeth. This is essential, but we also know that it can be a struggle; some children simply don’t enjoy a habitual brushing and flossing regimen. One of the main reasons we encourage our kids to take good care of their teeth — and to visit the dentist regularly — is to prevent cavities. In fact, this holds true for adults as well; cavities are one of the more common oral issues that one can have, but they are also one of the most treatable. With this in mind, for today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist discusses cavities and their most typical course of treatment: dental fillings. (more…)
Kids love Halloween, from wearing costumes to trick or treating, this is a fun and spooky holiday for little ones of all ages. However, the inundation of sugary treats could mean cavities in little smiles, threatening their overall oral health. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist discusses tips to help prevent cavities!
While your little one may be brushing regularly and you are instilling great preventive health care habits, sometimes cavities or other dental concerns can still develop due to a number of other factors, including diet and more. When this occurs, your pediatric dentist may recommend a filling to restore your child’s grin. But what happens when decay or disease has progressed? In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist addresses what to do in the event of an infection, including protecting teeth with a dental crown. (more…)
Just like adult smiles, tiny grins need a standard regimen of routine preventive care at home, such as brushing or flossing, coupled with regular dental maintenance visits in order to ensure their healthy development. While you and your little one might be on top of your preventive dental game, sometimes little grins need an added boost. In this week’s blog, your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist is looking at additional ways you can help protect your child’s smile against disease, ensuring a lifelong smile for the long run.
The best reason to help your child optimize their dental hygiene routines and stick to a schedule of checkups and cleanings is to avoid the development of potentially serious problems with their oral health. Tooth decay, the condition that leads to cavities, is one of more common of these problems, and many children may need to have a filling placed in one of their teeth because of it. While a conservative filling can help save your child’s tooth from a cavity, the better option is typically to avoid the need for a tooth filling by preventing the development of a cavity in the first place. (more…)
Timing is everything when it comes to preventing or treating oral health concerns, especially when it comes to your child’s smile. For example, when your child develops a cavity in a tooth, the reason can often be due to infrequently timed or inconsistent dental hygiene practices, or too-frequent exposure to sugary foods and beverages. The extent of the cavity in your child’s tooth also depends on the time it’s had to develop and progress, and how much of the tooth’s structure has decayed. Today, we explain three ways in which time matters most when your child develops a cavity, and why addressing it as soon as possible is the best course of action. (more…)
When your child has a toothache, addressing it isn’t always easy, especially on your own. That’s because the discomfort is often a sign of something wrong with your child’s tooth, and addressing the underlying concern requires professional dental treatment. Today, we examine a few such concerns and how they can lead to your child’s tooth aching, as well as specific treatments we can customize to help your child find lasting relief from the pain. (more…)
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 of decay by the time their dentist is able to address it. Today, we take a look at the real dangers of tooth decay in your child’s teeth, and why it’s important to take the condition seriously even when it seems like no big deal. (more…)
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 your child’s smile healthy.
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 about how to limit sugar intake and offer fun alternatives.