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Does a Kid Benefit from Sealants on Baby Teeth?

Does a Kid Benefit from Sealants on Baby Teeth?

February 19, 2019 / in / by Fortworth Children's Dentistry

Dental sealants are a type of protective covering that can be applied to the outer surface of the teeth. Sealants are made from a type of plastic that molds perfectly to the shape of your child’s teeth. If you would like to learn more about dental sealants, or if you would like to visit our offices so that your child can receive this preventative treatment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and reassuring pediatric dental team here at Forworth Children's Dentistry.

What Causes Tooth Decay

What Causes Tooth Decay

January 20, 2019 / in Pediatric Dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Tooth decay is the single most common dental problem affecting Americans today. You may hear your dentist refer to ‘dental caries’ or ‘dental cavities’, but all of these terms mean that you have at least one tooth being affected by tooth decay.

Break These Bad Brushing Habits

Break These Bad Brushing Habits

October 4, 2018 / in Childrens dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Brushing your teeth is important at any age, including during one’s childhood. A child is very susceptible to developing dental caries (tooth decay) due to modern diets having too much sugar and inadequate oral hygiene. While brushing is important, brushing incorrectly does harm, too. Our children’s dentist offers preventive and restorative services through checkups, cleanings, and oral health education.

Sippy Cups and Dental Health

Sippy Cups and Dental Health

July 9, 2018 / in Pediatric Dentist / by WCD-Admin

Sippy cups or training cups are a mainstay in many homes where toddlers reside. They are used to transition from nursing or bottle feeding to drinking (not sucking). Your pediatric dentist will be happy to discuss this with you.

5 Tips to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

5 Tips to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

April 6, 2018 / in Pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Many parents are not aware that their child should have their first visit with the pediatric dentist at twelve months of age. Even though your child is still a toddler and may have only had their baby teeth for a few months, this early exam is important to observe any unusual or serious oral conditions that may be present that can impact your child’s oral health.

Lessen the Impact of Dental Emergencies With These Tips

Lessen the Impact of Dental Emergencies With These Tips

January 5, 2018 / in childrens emergency dentist / by FWCD-Admin

A dental emergency can having lasting consequences for your child’s smile if you don’t act promptly to address the situation. Your first step should be scheduling an appointment with a children’s emergency dentist for any necessary professional treatment. However, there are also a few things that you can do at home to manage a dental emergency until your child can be seen by a dentist.

Oral Health for Toddlers: How can I protect my child’s teeth?

Oral Health for Toddlers: How can I protect my child’s teeth?

November 7, 2017 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

It’s never too early to take steps to protect your child’s smile, so conscientious parents will want to know how to best care for the oral health of children throughout their early years. For toddlers, whose baby teeth have erupted, this means establishing the foundation of lifelong good oral hygiene practices.

Is Your Child’s Diet Tooth Friendly?

Is Your Child’s Diet Tooth Friendly?

October 20, 2017 / in childrens dentist / by FWCD-Admin

With the immediate availability of prepared foods and snacks, it may have become more difficult to monitor what your child consumes. But it is critically important to their overall and dental health to watch what they eat and drink, make sure they are brushing and flossing every day and visiting your children’s dentist every six months for cleaning and checkup.

 Preventing Dental Injuries on the Field and on the Court

Preventing Dental Injuries on the Field and on the Court

October 6, 2017 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Playing sports indoors or out can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but accidents can happen. Whether you play a contact sport or engage in an activity where you might incur damage to your face or mouth, you need to be proactive to protect your dentition. Your pediatric dentist sees many injuries to children that might have been prevented with a consultation prior to their activity.

What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?

What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?

September 18, 2017 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

For many decades dental decay was repaired using silver amalgam. These fillings can be unattractive, and there has been much discussion about the safety of dental amalgam. So when an alternative product became available, it gained popularity very quickly. If your child developed a cavity, your pediatric dentist was able to offer you a choice between a repair using amalgam or a safer plastic based, tooth-colored composite resin.