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 […]

Hypophosphatasia and Your Child’s Oral Health

As an inherited disorder affecting 1 in every 100,000 newborns, Hypophosphatasia impairs the development of healthy bones and teeth. While severe forms of Hypophosphatasia may result in seizures, failure to thrive, rickets-like symptoms, and a high mortality rate, it is also associated with severe dental cavities, improperly formed teeth, loss of deciduous teeth and alveolar […]

Misuse of Sippy Cups

While advancements in pediatric dentistry have equipped dental professionals and parents alike with more information and better tools for helping children maintain good oral health, there is a small percentage of the adolescent population that has reported an increase in cavities. Particularly in 2-5 year olds, the U. S. Surgeon General has identified tooth decay […]

Partial Dentures And My Child

While the use of Partial Dentures is commonly associated with adults or elderly dental patients, there are instances where children are required to wear partial dentures. As a temporary measure with simpler designs, dental professionals find that partial dentures aid in replacing missing teeth until permanent teeth begin to erupt. Thus, for children that lose […]

Orthodontics And My Child: When To Begin

When it comes to Orthodontics, every parent wants to know—when it is time to begin? While the key to determining if and when your child may need orthodontic treatment is through regular dental care, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have a checkup with an orthodontist around age 7. Even so, there are […]

Pulp Therapy: Saving Your Child’s Tooth

Comprised of nerves, tissues, and blood vessels, the pulp of a tooth is not visible to the naked eye. Yet, there are several ways it may become diseased or damaged. With tooth decay and trauma being the primary ways that the pulp is damaged in children, pediatric dentists may perform Pulp therapy as a means […]

Treatments And Filling Materials For Children

More common in young children that any other chronic illness, tooth decay continues to be on the rise. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 4 million preschoolers have some form of tooth decay. Fortunately, advancements in pediatric dentistry have provided many options for parents when it comes to cavity prevention and choosing the right filling […]

Dental Sealants: Prevention Power!

Used in conjunction with brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups, the value of Dental Sealants has increased over the past few decades. As a barrier to tooth decay, sealants are applied to the grooves of teeth, specifically premolars and molars, where bacteria tend to settle. In adolescence, when children are learning and developing proper oral […]

Tooth Extraction And Your Child

Suppose the dentist tells you that your child’s tooth needs to be removed. As a parent, any procedure performed on your child may make you nervous. Yet, when it comes to tooth extraction and your child, there’s no reason to worry. There are important reasons at the root of tooth extractions. While extreme tooth decay […]

Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Risk Factors and Treatment

If you’ve been told that you have Periodontal (Gum) Disease, you’re in the company of many adults in the U.S. Ranging from mild gum inflammation to serious gum infection and loss of teeth, Periodontal Disease should be taken seriously. Perhaps classifying gum disease is easier with a breakdown of risk factors and treatments. Periodontal (Gum) […]

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