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Did Your Child Just Knock Out a Tooth? Know What to Do Next!

October 16, 2023

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closeup of an athletic child with black under their eyes and some missing teeth

When your child started playing sports, you may have daydreamed about them excelling to the point that they become college or professional stars. But, for now, you watch them learn in practices and games—until one day, they are hit in the face and a tooth is knocked out of its socket.

What should you do in this dental emergency? What can be done to fix the problem? The specific answer may depend on what type of tooth it is, but regardless, they will need a visit to their pediatric dentist.


Top 5 Things That Don’t Belong in Your Child’s Mouth

September 14, 2023

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child with fingernails in their mouth

If you have a child, you have seen them put countless random things in their mouth. Early in life, babies and toddlers learn about the world in part using their mouth, but eventually this tendency subsides. However, even long after this stage comes and goes, kids can continue to put certain objects in their mouth that don’t belong there and could cause a dental emergency. In fact, if their pediatric dentist knew, they may wince! What are the things your child shouldn’t put in their mouth? Read on to find out.


Do You Breastfeed? 4 Things You Need to Know about Your Baby’s Oral Health

August 15, 2023

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mother breastfeeding her baby

When you hold your newborn baby for the first time, you not only are filled with love for this tiny human, but you also quickly realize just how much you have to learn about being a parent. Nothing fully prepares you for this steep and ever-changing learning curve. Whether you breastfeed or not, there are things you need to know about your baby’s oral health within the first year. Understanding these concepts can help you keep their adorable smile strong while they’re tiny and while they grow.


3 Compelling Reasons for Tooth Extractions for Kids

July 14, 2023

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child’s mouth that is overcrowded

Some decisions in life shouldn’t be made flippantly. Most decisions aren’t absolutely permanent, but others cannot be undone, which means the choice needs to be taken seriously. For example, having one of your child’s teeth extracted is a decision you need to carefully consider because it is a permanent change to their smile.

Fortunately, you don’t have to make this decision by yourself. Your pediatric dentist can offer professional insight and advice, but why would you ever need to think about tooth extraction for kids? Check out these three reasons for this procedure!


3 Things to Help Your Teen Sleep After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

June 14, 2023

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sleeping teen in bed

You knew it had to be done. Your teen’s wisdom teeth needed to come out to save the rest of their smile, but it still isn’t easy watching them go through the extraction process. Your pediatric dentist did a great job keeping your child comfortable during the procedure, but now it’s up to you. They encourage lots of sleep for your teen’s recovery. As a caring parent, you wish you could take all the pain away so they can get back to normal. But how can you facilitate their sleep? Make sure your child gets these three things.


Summer Sensitive Teeth? Here’s What to Do

May 16, 2023

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child eating ice cream with sensitive teeth

With summer just around the corner, your child is undoubtedly excited to go swimming, spend time outside, and enjoy cool treats. Does anything beat having an ice cream cone on a hot, sunny day?

However, if your child has tooth sensitivity, ice cream may be the last thing they want. In fact, it can be downright uncomfortable. In this situation, you may be wondering what you should do, what could be causing sensitive teeth, and when you should seek a dentist’s help. Keep reading to get all this information before summer kicks off so your child can enjoy all that the season has to offer!


Ways to Help Your Child Recover from a Tooth Extraction

April 17, 2023

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parent helping their child at the dentist’s after tooth extraction

As a caring parent, you hate to see your child having to go through difficult situations. If you could, you would take away their challenges and make everything all better. Unfortunately, some things are just out of your control. For example, if your child needs to have a tooth extracted, you must allow them to go through it, but the good news is that there are ways you can ensure quick and successful healing afterward. Here are the steps you need to take to help your child through their extraction.


Dental Insurance 101: What Is a Deductible?

March 14, 2023

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mom and child talking to a receptionist about dental insurance

To someone unfamiliar with the terminology, understanding dental insurance can seem daunting. There always seems to be fine print or lofty jargon that can be tricky to keep straight. For instance, do you know what a deductible is? This basic term is important to comprehend because it directly impacts the amount you will owe for your child’s dental care. In this post, you’ll learn a little bit more about a deductible, see its application in a “real-life” scenario, and understand the importance of a great dental team on your side.


Busting 4 Myths About Children’s Dental Health

February 16, 2023

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the word myth on a chalkboard

Getting a toothache at any age can be unpleasant to say the least, but a young child with tooth pain (who may not be able to regulate their emotions) makes everyone miserable. When you became a parent, you weren’t handed a manual to know what to do, but unfortunately, you may have been given some inaccurate myths about children’s dental health. If you want the facts, keep reading!


4 Reasons for an Early Dental Checkup and Cleaning for Your Child

January 18, 2023

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child getting an early dental checkup and cleaning

If you’re like most parents, you’re busy. You have work, soccer practice, music lessons, and a million other things on your plate, especially at the beginning of a new year. However, there’s one thing you shouldn’t forget to get done early: your child’s dental checkup and cleaning. Why is it so important to get this visit done sooner rather than later?

In this post, you’ll learn four reasons and understand the importance of these dental appointments!

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