Every parent desires to see their child growing up having straight teeth and a beautiful smile. But when you notice any orthodontic issue like crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, and a bad bite (overbite or underbite known as Malocclusion) in your kid’s mouth, you get worried! and might feel the need for braces, but the question… Continue reading When Is a Good Time For Braces
Keeping your little ones’ teeth healthy is very important whether it’s their primary or permanent teeth. A rule of thumb for visiting a pediatric dentist the first time for your child is right when they sprout a little sparkling pearl from their gums. This could be within 6 months of age as guided by AAP… Continue reading When Should You Start Seeing a Dentist For Your Little One?
What Is A Pediatric Dentist? The pediatric dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth… Continue reading Dental General Topics
Perinatal & Infant Oral Health Adorable African American boy hugging expecting mom’s belly over white background.[/caption] The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that all pregnant women receive oral healthcare and counseling during pregnancy. Research has shown evidence that periodontal disease can increase the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Talk to… Continue reading Early Infant Oral Care
Good Diet = Healthy Teeth Healthy eating habits lead to healthy teeth. Like the rest of the body, the teeth, bones and the soft tissues of the mouth need a well-balanced diet. Children should eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups. Most snacks that children eat can lead to cavity formation.… Continue reading Teeth Prevention
Tongue Piercing – Is It Really Cool? You might not be surprised anymore to see people with pierced tongues, lips or cheeks, but you might be surprised to know just how dangerous these piercings can be. There are many risks involved with oral piercings, including chipped or cracked teeth, blood clots, blood poisoning, heart infections,… Continue reading Adolescent Dentistry
When should my child first see a dentist? “First visit by first birthday” sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child. Early examination and preventive care will protect your… Continue reading Dental Care for Your Baby