Why Dentists Discourage Thumb-sucking

Thumb-sucking is a natural habit, and often serves the purpose of soothing or comforting a baby or toddler as they start to fall asleep. However, your Dallas pediatric dentist, as well as the American Dental Association and others, know that thumb-sucking can be a detriment to the healthy oral development of young teeth and jaw structure. There are solid reasons to discourage thumb-sucking, for the optimal oral health of our child, as well as extended pacifier use, as your child develops. (more…)

Two Overlooked Habits That Help Your Child’s Smile

‘Tis the season for photos, and whether you have a new baby with one tooth starting to peek out, or a “big kid” who’s already made friends with the tooth fairy, your caring pediatric dentist in Dallas, TX wants the best for every child’s smile. This means regular visits for preventive care, and good brushing at home. While we could make many recommendations for good pediatric oral health, today we’ll focus on two habits we encourage families to practice in 2021 and beyond. (more…)

How to Help Your Child Avoid Cavities

Cavities can occur seemingly out of nowhere. While children’s teeth aren’t necessarily more susceptible to them on their own, their daily habits and practices can make them more likely to develop them at some point in their childhood. Because of this, children may need additional help in avoiding cavities and the potential harm they can cause to their teeth. This is especially important when it comes to helping them preserve their long-term smiles as well as their immediate oral health. (more…)

Easier Ways to Help Your Child Avoid a Cavity

The fact that cavities affect a majority of people to some degree can make it seem like cavities are inevitable. The truth, however, is that they’re one of the easiest chronic dental concerns to prevent, though the process of doing so takes a higher level of attention and consistency than children are often able to give it. Because of this, children need a little extra guidance when it comes to preventing cavity development and other oral health concerns. With these few tips, you can make that process a little easier. (more…)

A Few Questions to Ask Your Kid’s Dentist

Most parents hope that they’re doing all they can to help their children protect and preserve their healthy smiles. By teaching them the basics of good dental hygiene and ensuring they visit their dentist routinely for checkups and cleanings, you can provide kids with most of the tools they need. Yet, there can be some things you might do to help boost their chances of avoiding the development of any oral health concerns that might have significant long-term impacts on their smiles. To make sure you’re doing all you can for your child’s oral health, here are few questions you should ask your kid’s dentist during their next visit. (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…)

3 Things Your Child Should Avoid for Healthier Teeth

When many parents think of their child’s dental health, common things like teaching them to brush and floss their teeth often come to mind first. However, much like keeping your own teeth consistently healthy, helping your child optimize their oral health often includes helping them avoid certain things that could increase their risks of developing oral health concerns. Today, we explore three things you should help your child avoid in order to help keep their smiles healthy on a consistent basis. (more…)

At-Home Tips for Keeping Your Kid’s Smile Healthy

The most common tip for taking care of your child’s smile at home is to teach them to brush and floss their teeth properly, and to make sure they do so every day. However, that oversimplifies what good dental hygiene means, and the challenges you can face in getting your child to stick to a daily routine as mundane as brushing and flossing teeth. Today, we take a look at a few other, lesser-known things you can do at home to help safe-guard your child’s oral health. (more…)

Healthy Teeth Brushing Tips

One of the first hygiene practices that parents teach to kids is how to brush their teeth- and with good reasoning! A child’s dental health is incredibly important, as it can not only affect their smiles, but their overall health, as well. At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, we recognize the importance of allowing your children to maintain their dental hygiene habits on their own, but we also recognize that there are likely areas that could be improved when it comes to their routine. So, in today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will share some tips to help your children brush their teeth more effectively.