Is It Safe to Take My Child Back to the Dentist?

April 12, 2020

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a young child undergoing a safe dental checkup by their dentist

The health of your child’s smile is important but when it comes to deciding whether they should return for a dental appointment once doors reopen, you may begin to think, “Is it safe?” This common question is being asked by millions of parents at this time, and your dentist fully understands the hesitation you might have in coming back right now. But before you completely disregard the idea, spend some time learning what your child’s dental team is doing to provide a cleaner, healthier, safer environment for everyone.

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Your Child Has a Cavity—Now What?

February 7, 2020

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Concerned boy with cavity covering his mouth at dentist's office

Tooth decay is the number one most common chronic childhood illness, more common than both asthma and diabetes. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry estimates that roughly 60% of children will develop at least one cavity by the age of five. Unfortunately, factors like genetics, bad dental habits, an abundance of sugary foods and drinks, and weak enamel from baby teeth all increase your little one’s risk of tooth decay. If your son or daughter develops a cavity, here are some important questions to ask about taking care of their precious smile.

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What Should You Do If Your Child’s Dental Crown Broke?

January 25, 2020

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child holding their hand on their mouth because their tooth hurts

As a parent, it’s hard not to panic when you know your child is in discomfort or pain. If your child has begun complaining about their tooth hurting when they drink or eat hot or cold items, it could be a sign that their dental crown is damaged or broken. Even though this is considered a dental emergency, you’ll be glad to know that there’s no need to panic, and you can address it within a day or two. Read on to learn what you should do if your child’s dental crown has fallen out or is broken.

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8 Foods That Strengthen Children’s Teeth

October 30, 2019

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little girl brushing teeth

We all know that if a child eats too much sugar, they can get cavities. But did you know there are foods that can actually make your kid’s teeth stronger? A pediatric dentist is here to talk about 8 foods that are beneficial to your children’s oral health.

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3 Safe Ways to Pull a Baby Tooth

September 12, 2019

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little kid with string around tooth

We’ve all seen the viral videos and heard the family stories featuring creative ways to remove baby teeth. As interesting as these stories and videos may be, a lot of these methods might not be safe. You may be asking yourself how to pull a baby tooth. Let’s look at 3 safe methods.

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How to Get Your Kid’s Oral Health in Great Shape

August 28, 2019

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little girl with toothbrush

When you’re a parent, you always want what’s best for your child, no matter how difficult it is. Your kid’s oral health is no exception. Lots of kids don’t like brushing, flossing, or going to the dentist, so we’ve put together this list of tips to make sure your child grows up with excellent oral health care habits.

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Your Dentist Warns Against These Unhealthy Habits for Children

July 31, 2019

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Group of smiling kids

According to the CDC, 20% of children from age 5 to 11 have at least one decayed tooth that is untreated. Many parents have difficulty determining how much dental care their kids need and at what age certain dental milestones should happen. Surprisingly, good dental care should begin even before your child’s first tooth appears. Read more to learn about unhealthy habits for children that you should look for in your child.  

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A Children’s Dentist Offers 4 Tips To Keep Smiles Healthy During Your Family Vacation

June 15, 2019

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family looking at the ocean

As soon as school lets out, it’s difficult to get your family to stick to a routine when every day seems like a new and exciting adventure. You’ve been planning this vacation since the winter and it’s finally here! You can’t wait to relax on the beach and give your little ones exciting memories to look back on as adults. Don’t let a dental dilemma ruin your trip! Instead, follow these four tips from a children’s dentist so you can get the most out of your vacation instead of spending it in their office!

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Children’s Oral Health Red Flags

May 31, 2019

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child sucking thumb

As a parent, there’s nothing more important than your child’s self-esteem and wellbeing. You want them to grow up healthy and happy, but fear that their poor oral health habits could impact that. Motivating your little one to keep up with their mouth is hard to do, but with the help of their dentist, it’s not impossible! Read on to learn about red flags that can lead to poor children’s oral health. Addressing these red flags before it’s too late can keep your child’s smile happy and healthy for years to come!

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Should Your Child Get a Fluoride Treatment In Rowlett? Ask a Pediatric Dentist

April 24, 2019

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Smiling patient getting a fluoride treatment

Parenthood involves a lot of decisions that, with all the conflicting information out there, aren’t always easy to make. From gluten-free diets to how much screen time you allow, it can be hard to know if you’re making the right choice. One thing is certain: Including a fluoride treatment in Rowlett at your child’s dental checkups is a safe and effective way to keep them cavity-free. Keep reading to learn what fluoride is and why a pediatric dentist recommends it for your child!

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