The first trip to the dentist for a child can be a fearful experience. A new environment with funny reclining chairs and bright lights, with people looking in your mouth is enough to frighten anyone. As a parent, there are things you can do to prepare your child. This article gives 5 tips to help prevent fear for kids at the dental office.
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Contact our Pediatric Dental office in Carlsbad after a night of eating candy to have your child’s teeth cleaned!
Happy Halloween from Peak Pediatric Dentistry!
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-adapted from the ADA
When it comes to teeth whitening, you may see many different methods featured online and in magazines—from oil pulling to charcoal, and even turmeric. It’s no surprise that DIY whitening is top of mind, either. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve their smile,
-Adapted from the ADA
When Do Baby Teeth Come In?
A baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws at birth and typically begin to appear when a baby is between 6 months and 1 year.
Most children have a full set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are 3.
-Adapted from the American Dental Association
Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth you use to chew (called molars). Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide.
It is night time, my six year old daughter is standing on a stool in front of the bathroom sink. I just finished brushing her teeth. I am looking at the same situation I noticed a month ago. A permanent lower front tooth is erupting behind the baby tooth. Every night I test the mobility of the baby tooth and I ask myself a question every parent must ask,
I have the most fantastic patient in the chair and we have just finished an exam. She has beautiful teeth with no space between her back teeth. Now I must review the x-rays. Bitewing x-rays are great when the back teeth are pushing together. They allow us to see if there are cavities in between teeth,
Did you know Dr. Seuss would be 113 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages of his books. He forever changed the way children’s books were written and continues to inspire generations.
The Oceanside Public Library invites families and children of all ages to celebrate Dr.
Our family is all about structure. Every night we do the B’s: bath, brush, book, bed. Routine works quite well with our children. So much so, that when the grandparents are in town, or the babysitter is over, the children are extra vigilant about bringing them into the loop and educating them on the importance of brushing their teeth.