Pediatric Dentist Blog
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3 Ways a Kids Dentist Can Prevent Tooth Decay in Adulthood
A kids dentist should be a part of your child's healthcare team. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 26% of adults have untreated cavities. Your child's dental health care can help to prevent adulthood cavities. Here are some of the ways a kids dentist can ensure good oral health for the future.
1. Education and Developing Habits
One of the benefits of taking your child to regularly see a kids dentist is that they will adopt good oral health habits. Children learn at an early age that caring for...more
Why Is Oral Care So Important in Childhood?
You only get one set of adult teeth, so taking care of your teeth when you're young is important. Here's why kids should regularly visit a pediatric dentist in addition to brushing and flossing.
Cavities, also called caries, are dental problems caused by tooth decay that leads to tiny holes in your teeth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 25.9% of adults between the ages of 20 and 44 live with untreated cavities. Regular visits to the dentist can help prevent cavities, and teaching...more
5 Ways a Children's Dentist Differ From a Normal Dentist
When it's time for your child to go to the dentist, you may not be sure where to start. Is your child's dentist the same as any other? Are they different? The answer is yes: there are some key differences between a normal dentist and childrens dentist. Let's review some of those differences.
The first main difference is the level of experience. A childrens dentist specializes in the dental needs of babies and growing children. In addition to having a foundation in general dentistry, they can focus...more
5 Qualities to Look For in a Dependable Kids Dentist
Knowing how to find a great kids dentist is important because it can ensure that your child gets the dental care that they need. It also helps prevent illnesses that may rob them of school time. According to The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, 51 million school hours are lost because of dental illnesses each year. Here are the top five traits you need to look for when seeking out a high-quality dental professional for your child.
1. Years of Experience
When seeking a pediatric dental...more
6 Signs That Your Child Needs to Visit the Dentist
Dental care is vital at all ages – especially during childhood. American children lose as much as 51 million school hours annually due to dental problems, according to the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. A dentist for children can offer a wide range of services to promote dental hygiene and health in kids, from regular checkups to more specialized treatments. Here are some signs it’s time for your child to see your local dentist.more
Debunking Common Dental Myths
Dental health is a vast subject. As is to be expected, this also means many lies and myths are in circulation. Reading different versions of what should be done can confuse you, and you’ll end up not knowing what to do with your family’s oral health. According to AAPD, kids and teens should visit a pediatric dentist every six months for regular checkups. This includes examinations, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, and x-rays. Here are some of the most common dental myths busted.more
How Your Child Should Brush Their Teeth
You must set time aside to encourage your kids to take part in brushing their teeth as they grow older. It is generally advisable to start teaching your child how to brush their teeth at age two or three. You should also remember to ask for advice from pediatric dentists. First, you can let them brush on their own; then follow up to ensure they get it right. Here are some tips for how your child should brush their teeth.more
Tips and Tricks For Flossing Children’s Teeth
It is important to ensure that your children’s dental health is on point. One of the best ways to do this is to help your children brush and floss their teeth. According to Healthline, more than 40% of children end up with dental cavities before they even reach kindergarten. Establishing good habits early on will be beneficial for their oral health. Here are some flossing tips for your kids.more
Tips For Choosing a Toothbrush For Your Child
Regardless of your child’s age, the toothbrush you choose for them should be simple enough for them to handle and manipulate and it should fit comfortably in their mouth. According to the American Dental Association, it is recommended to brush twice a day. This means that the style of brush your kid uses is extra important! Kids dentists suggest soft bristles and rounded or “polished” ends because they are less harsh on gums and tooth enamel. If you need assistance locating the ideal toothbrush for your child, this article can point...more
How to Choose a Pediatric Dentist
It is essential to ensure your child has access to the best dental care possible. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, kids and teens see a pediatric dentist twice yearly for regular checkups. The checkups entail an exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, and occasional X-rays to avoid cavities and other problems. When children have a healthy set of teeth and gums, they are much more likely to have better self-esteem. The following are factors to consider when making an appointment with a dentist.more