Providing Routine Pediatric Teeth Cleanings

Until they are old enough to effectively brush and floss on their own, kids will depend on their parents to stop plaque and tartar from gathering on their teeth. Protection in the form of daily care is important, but to keep your little ones truly safe against oral health threats, make sure that they also have support from their dentist! At our Dallas, TX pediatric dentist’s office, we provide support through gentle, thorough dental cleanings that help kids avoid troubles like dental decay and gum disease. These sessions are included in their regular checkups, which also provide important feedback about their health and ongoing development. (more…)

Smart Diet Choices Protect Young Smiles

What does it take to keep your child protected against tooth decay? Daily care should certainly include careful teeth cleanings, and they should have regular visits with their pediatric dentist scheduled. You can also protect your child’s growing smile by making smart choices regarding what they eat and drink. Limiting sugar by providing healthy meals and snacks will benefit their oral and general health. Instead of serving up sweet and processed snacks, healthy options like fresh fruit and vegetables can prevent cavity issues as they also support their overall well-being. If you have questions about this or any other matter regarding your child’s dental health, you can bring them up during their next appointment at our Dallas, TX pediatric dentist’s office. (more…)

Good Oral Hygiene During The School Year

At any time during the year, it is important that your kids enjoy the right kind of oral health care. While their needs may not change as the school year begins, your child’s schedule certainly will. As you make the transition to preparing them for school and putting them to bed in time to enjoy proper rest, make sure their oral hygiene is still being addressed. At our Dallas, TX pediatric dental office, we provide important guidance to kids about smile support, and we can provide helpful updates to you about what to expect when your school-age kids reach significant oral health milestones. (more…)

Is Pandemic Snacking Causing Cavities?

Staying safe during the pandemic often means avoiding large gatherings, staying home, and for many children, attending classes at home. These developments also mean another complication: snacking. Increased snacking, especially of sugary and starchy foods, is a major factor in a rise in children’s cavities. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks about keeping smiles healthy with routine habits at home.

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How To Help Your Child with Flossing (and Why!)

When families think about oral care, chances are “brushing” is the first thing to come to mind. Brushing is a vital part of any home care routine. And flossing daily is another important part of tooth care, yet most children (and some adults!) find it to be harder to remember, and to carry out properly. Helping little hands manipulate dental floss can take some time, but your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist knows all about tooth care for babies and children, and can assure you flossing is too important to overlook. (more…)

Why It’s Important to Protect Your Child’s Tooth Enamel

There is no single, one-size-fits-all solution for keeping your child’s teeth clean and healthy. It’s a combination of things, including your child’s dental hygiene routine and schedule of preventive dental care visits. However, there are certain specific factors of your child’s oral health that their dental care often focuses on, such as promoting strong and healthy tooth enamel to control their risks of developing concerns like cavities. Today, we examine why it’s so important to protect your child’s tooth enamel, and what we can do to help boost that protection, if necessary. (more…)

3 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Teeth Brushing Technique

The good thing about good dental hygiene is that, for the most part, it’s simple to stick to. This can make teaching children to care for their teeth properly seem easier than expected, if not exactly easy. However, there’s a lot more nuance to it than just showing children the mechanics and expecting them to practice good hygiene on their own. Today, we look at a few ways you can help your child improve their dental hygiene practices after they’ve already learned the basics and help reduce their risks of experiencing oral health trouble. (more…)

How to Make Dental Hygiene Easier for Your Child

Sometimes, teaching your child to take care of their teeth properly takes more than just showing them the motions and expecting them to repeat them. If they aren’t at least a little excited about brushing and flossing their teeth, they aren’t likely to do it right when left to their own devices. Fortunately, making such a mundane process something to look forward to can be a lot easier than you realize at first. With these tips, you can have a better chance at making good dental hygiene easier for your child to stick to. (more…)