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.
By Dr. Chris
The past generations, the child’s first dental visit was usually around the time when grade school was started; there were lots of dental cavities found, trauma, or some other related issue that needed an evaluation. Reasons for this was due to the hesitation of some dentists to see children,
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A good Pediatric Dentist spends time at each dental appointment discussing oral hygiene. Did you know that nutrition plays as important a role in cavity prevention?
When a child eats foods high in natural or added sugars; the risk for a cavity increases. Today, children tend to eat smaller amounts at any given meal,
-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.
Published by the American Dental Association
Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. What’s more, a good diet is essential for a child’s growth and development. Almost all foods, including milk or vegetables, have some type of sugar, which can contribute to tooth decay.
By Susan Scutti, CNN (adapted)
Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it’s advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
The group had previously advised parents to wait to offer juice until a child reached 6 months old but decided to make the change based on rising rates of obesity and concerns about tooth cavities.
-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,