Can I Protect My Child’s Tooth Enamel?

While tooth enamel is remarkably strong, it can become damaged. For young children with eroded tooth enamel, this means that they are more susceptible to tooth decay and cavities. What’s more is that teeth may become discolored and sensitive, as they are repeatedly exposed to harmful bacteria and acids from soft drinks, juices and sports […]

Oral Health Problems and Your Child

From early tooth decay and tooth loss to habits such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting and lip sucking, there are a number of problems that affect a child’s oral health. While parents might be tempted to disregard some behaviors, it’s important to understand that the condition of a child’s primary teeth is directly related to […]

Does Your Child Have Sensitive Teeth?

Does your child have sensitive teeth? Perhaps he/she has complained of sharp, tingling pain during brushing or chewing food. Given that the majority of individuals that experience tooth sensitivity are between the ages of 25-30 (Cleveland Clinic), many parents are surprised when their adolescent or preteen mentions having sensitive teeth. Even so, if your child […]

Pediatric Pulp Therapy

Purposed to treat, restore and ultimately save an affected tooth, pediatric pulp therapy may be referred to as a root canal or nerve treatment. While some wonder why pulp therapy is suggested for primary teeth that will eventually fall out, pediatric dentists emphasize the importance of primary teeth in speech development, healthy chewing habits and […]

Premature Tooth Loss

Perhaps one of the greatest milestones for babies and toddlers is when primary teeth begin to emerge. Without question, baby teeth reshape smiles, while allowing children to eat their first solid foods. Most importantly, however, these teeth serve as placeholders for permanent teeth to erupt. Colgate reports that when children experience premature tooth loss, dentists […]

Proactive Dentistry for Children

Without question, healthy dental care habits are best established at a young age. Regular check-ups, brushing, flossing, fluoridation, and perhaps dental sealants, are considered important “early” measures to take. Why? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that while the majority of Americans (66 percent) visit the dentist each year, a large number of children […]

Does My Child Need Orthodontic Care?

If it seems as though children are visiting the orthodontist earlier these days, they are. With numerous advancements in dentistry and orthodontics, as well as what dental professionals understand about jaw alignment and the size of a child’s palate, setting an orthodontic appointment doesn’t necessarily mean that your child will need braces. It’s simply an […]

Tooth Extractions and Your Child

When parents are told that their child’s tooth needs to be removed, they may feel frightened or unsettled, especially if they do not know what to expect. Yet, pediatric dental professionals are in a unique position to answer questions and provide comfort to parents and children alike, as they prepare for tooth extraction. Here is […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Your Child

Derived from the Greek word meaning “without wind,” apnea refers to a period of time when someone stops breathing during sleep. When sleep apnea occurs as a result of something blocking the airway, it is known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. While OSA is a common condition in children, it is dangerous, because it […]

Does Your Child Have Bad Breath?

Chances are, if you’re a parent, you may have noticed that your child’s breath is less than pleasant from time to time. While it’s one thing for children to have bad breath first thing in the morning or after eating certain foods, there are instances where an underlying condition, infection, or bacteria could be to […]

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