When we brush and floss our teeth, we enjoy fresher breath and yes, a healthier smile. But how early should one start cleaning their teeth? In today’s blog, we’re talking to parents in Galveston, TX, about when they should help their children start brushing and flossing. You may need to start earlier than you think!
Category: Children’s Dentistry
Tooth decay is common in children of all ages, leading to discomfort and in some cases, serious dental infections. In order to prevent infections or premature tooth loss, we may suggest a restoration. When does a child need a restoration, and what should families in Galveston, TX, expect from this procedure?
In many ways, keeping your child’s smile healthy is very similar to maintaining your own good oral health. Brushing teeth twice a day and flossing at least once are equally important, as is visiting the dentist at least once every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. However, the difference is that children aren’t always… Read more »
Eventually, your child’s baby teeth will start to fall out, one by one, making room for their permanent replacements to grow in and get settled. Because they’re destined to come out on their own, you might wonder what’s the point in trying to preserve them for as long as possible? The truth is that, while… Read more »
Being a parent is not easy. It is a constant balancing act with no guidebook or instructions. When it comes to your child’s dental health, your dentist is your best resource. Two things that can lead to a problem getting out of hand are waiting it out and trying to diagnose it yourself. With most… Read more »
Thanksgiving can be a favorite holiday of just about every family member. After all, it can be hard NOT to enjoy a day so full of great food! If you practice smart smile care, you can be aware that too many tasty holiday treats might be hard on your teeth. You can even recognize the… Read more »
The short answer is yes, babies (infants and toddlers) can experience tooth decay in their smiles. As soon as the first tooth appears, it is susceptible to attacks from harmful bacteria and acid. This makes it important that as soon as the first tooth emerges in your baby’s smile that it lines up with their… Read more »
The American Dental Association recommends that everyone, that includes adults and children, should receive routine dental exams at least twice a year or every six months. If you think that a child’s smile is already pretty healthy or that they have impermanent teeth, you may be wondering what the purpose of routine dental exams is…. Read more »
The recommendation by the American Dental Association is that a child first visits the dentist once the first tooth emerges, but no later than the first birthday. Some parents believe that they need to wait to take their child to the dentist until all the teeth have emerged, but that is simply not the case…. Read more »
Many adults have dental anxiety or fear of going to the dentist or a downright phobia. It can be easy to pass those fears and anxieties onto your little ones without thinking about it. Maybe it is in the way that you talk about your own experiences, answer questions, or just the tone in which… Read more »