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Loose Tooth? Here’s How to Calm an Anxious Child

September 2, 2021

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little girl with loose tooth in Rowlett

Losing baby teeth is a normal step in a child’s development and is a rite of passage that’s typically rewarded with money under their pillow the next morning. Though it can be a frightening experience for them, a loose tooth doesn’t have to be a cause for concern. To help your child calm their nerves, here are a few strategies you can use to make them feel less afraid of losing a tooth.


How Does Your Child’s School Lunch Affect Their Oral Health?

August 3, 2021

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child eating school lunch

Did you know that lunchtime is one of the most important parts of your child’s day? If your little one isn’t careful, their food and drink choices could leave a lasting mark on their smile. Unfortunately, even options that are marketed as healthy can negatively affect your child’s teeth. Read along as we discuss how different school lunches impact your little one’s oral health and tips to help them keep a healthy smile.


A Guide to When Baby Teeth Come In & Fall Out

July 30, 2021

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Closeup of child with baby teeth smiling

As a parent, you have a lot to keep track of. One of the most important things is the health and development of your child’s teeth. After all, their chompers help them chew properly, speak clearly, and smile confidently throughout the years! If you aren’t familiar with the lifecycle of baby teeth, keep reading to learn when baby teeth usually come in and fall out, as well as how to care for them properly.


Dental X-Rays: How Safe Are They For Kids?

June 17, 2021

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Boy learning about how dental X-rays for kids are safe

As a parent, you naturally do your best to keep your child safe and healthy without being overly protective. That means when it’s time for your little one to get dental X-rays, you may be concerned and want to learn a bit more about this step in your child’s oral healthcare to make sure they’re safe. After all, X-rays commonly bring to mind thoughts of radiation and complications. Thankfully, you have nothing to fear from modern day X-rays! Today, dental X-rays are taken digitally, making them significantly more detailed and safer than ever before. When it comes to children’s dentistry, digital X-rays are one of the most important tools available to keeping growing smiles healthy. Read on to find out how!


Everything You Need to Know About Rows of Teeth in Kids

May 18, 2021

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Surprised boy with two rows of teeth covers his mouth

Have you noticed a second set of pearly whites coming in behind your child’s baby teeth? While startling at first, this phenomenon is not usually anything to worry about. Rows of teeth in kids are called shark teeth, since sharks also develop a second set of teeth behind the first. Thankfully, shark teeth in children are almost always easy to manage and very rarely cause any lasting problems. Read on as we go over everything you need to know about keeping your little one’s smile if they have shark teeth.


3 Ways to Make Dental Visits More Enjoyable for Children with Autism

April 24, 2021

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a mother talking to her little boy with autism about his upcoming dental appointment

Are you worried that your child might have a difficult and unpleasant experience when visiting the dentist? While this concern is valid for all parents, this is especially true if you have a little one with Autism. Finding a practice that offers special needs dentistry can be a life-changing experience for both you and your child. Whether it is severe dental anxiety or sensory issues that keep them from receiving the oral healthcare they need and deserve, a dentist who is trained and equipped to provide the treatment they need can make all the difference in the world. If you are preparing to bring your child in for an upcoming visit, there are things you can do to make sure their experience is nothing but the best. Read on to discover three helpful tips that will keep your little one happy, healthy, and on track to a better smile.


How to Safely Pull Your Child’s Loose Tooth

March 16, 2021

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young girl pointing to her loose tooth

Has your son or daughter been telling you they have a loose baby tooth? If so, chances are they can barely think about anything else! Often, baby teeth fall out on their own, but sometimes, they need a little bit of help. Read on to learn how to safely pull your child’s loose tooth.


Can Baby Teeth Get Root Canals?

February 7, 2021

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Young girl with toothache in need of pulpectomy or pulpotomy

It’s common knowledge that baby teeth can get cavities. In fact, tooth decay is the number one most common chronic childhood illness. However, what happens if the cavity becomes too severe to be treated with a filling? In permanent teeth, a root canal would typically be performed to stop the infection and save the tooth from extraction. Many parents are surprised to hear that baby teeth sometimes need this type of treatment as well. Why would a child need something like a root canal, and how would this procedure work? Read on to learn more!


How Drinking Juice Affects Your Child’s Teeth

January 4, 2021

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Toddler looks suspicious while drinking a juice box

It’s no secret that kids love juice! Which is a good thing, right? Many parents assume that juice is good for their children because it comes from fruit. However, while these tasty beverages may have lots of vitamins, they may be doing more harm than good! Read on to find out how juice affects your child’s teeth and what you can do to protect their precious smile.


Why Your Child Might Need to Have A Baby Tooth Extracted

December 12, 2020

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Boy with toothache in need of children's tooth extraction

Losing baby teeth in childhood is usually an exciting and highly anticipated sign of growing up. However, there are times when a baby tooth needs to be removed by a dentist, sometimes before they’re even loose. In these cases, it’s essential to take out the tooth instead of waiting for it to fall out to prevent a dental emergency. Here’s everything you need to know about children’s tooth extractions, including how they work, when they’re necessary, and how you can help your child’s treatment go as smoothly as possible.

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