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Even Kevin McAllister Cares about Dental Hygeine

Even Kevin McAllister Cares about Dental Hygeine

December 27, 2013 / in childrens dentist / by FWCD-Admin

We hope you all had a wonderful, magical Christmas and holiday season with your kiddos. We sure did! Here is one of our holiday favorite movies, Home Alone. Did you watch it with your family? Even Kevin cares about dental hygiene!

Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

December 23, 2013 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

You have probably noticed that your toothpaste contains fluoride. In fact, many municipal water supplies throughout the United States have very low amounts of fluoride added as a public health measure. Fluoride is a mineral that can be found in many foods.

Tips for Relieving Dental Anxiety

Tips for Relieving Dental Anxiety

December 9, 2013 / in IV sedation kids dentist / by FWCD-Admin

When it comes to oral surgery procedures such as correcting developmental abnormalities or lengthy restorative procedures, properly administered sedation helps ensure patient relaxation, comfort, and tolerance for a timely visit to the dentist. Furthermore, sedation administered through an IV is especially useful for children with special needs or significant dental anxiety. Your kid’s dentist offers IV sedation to promote optimal patient comfort.

Can a Root Canal Save My Child’s Tooth?

November 21, 2013 / in childrens root canal / by FWCD-Admin

Your child may have had an accident while riding his or her bike or practicing the balance beam during gymnastics class. Perhaps candy bars are your child’s weakness, and now she has a cavity because of them. If your child is experiencing discomfort in his or her tooth, a root canal indeed could save your child’s tooth.

Does “Thumb Sucking” Negatively Affect the Outcome of Your Child’s Teeth?

Does “Thumb Sucking” Negatively Affect the Outcome of Your Child’s Teeth?

November 7, 2013 / in childrens dentist / by FWCD-Admin

For any baby, sucking is a natural instinct. From sucking bottles to sucking fingers, a baby can find comfort in this behavior, and so can a toddler. However, when your baby has “grown up”—or has reached preschool age—this is when “thumb sucking” can be a real problem. Not only can it draw negative attention in a social situation but also it might negatively affect the outcome of your child’s teeth.

Pediatric Root Canal Therapy: Purpose and Procedure

October 23, 2013 / in pediatric root canal / by FWCD-Admin

Your daredevil child has tried to pull his “Evel Knievel” stunt again—only this time, his bike didn’t quite clear that large tree stump. Now, his front tooth has been damaged or even knocked out. Maybe your child’s tooth simply has decayed and needs attention. In either situation, the tooth can be saved; your children’s dentist will recommend that your child simply undergo a pediatric root canal. 

Baby Bottles and Tooth Decay

Baby Bottles and Tooth Decay

October 9, 2013 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

You may be tempted to leave your child in her crib with her favorite bottle overnight: She stays full and happy, and you stay happy because you don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to feed her. However, you may actually be causing her tooth to decay in the process.

Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

September 19, 2013 / in childrens emergency dentist / by FWCD-Admin

In the event that your child experiences a serious dental emergency, even if it occurs over night or during the weekend, don’t hesitate to contact a children’s emergency dentist as quickly as possible. A pediatric dentist understands that time is of the essence when an emergency involved your children, and that’s why you can always contact the office if the need arises.

Is IV Sedation Safe for My Child?

Is IV Sedation Safe for My Child?

September 8, 2013 / in IV sedation kids dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Just like adults, some children are stricken with real fear when it is time to go to the dentist. In fact, the feelings of anxiety and fear tend to be magnified for a child who is unfamiliar with the sights, sounds, and feelings of the dental office. To some degree, this fear can be managed when the parent and the dental team work together to build the child’s trust and confidence. However, when the child is unable to cope with her anxiety, or when the planned dental procedure is expected to be particularly lengthy, it may be necessary to tap into additional resources.

What should I expect at my child’s first dental appointment?

August 16, 2013 / in in childrens dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Some parents may have apprehension about their children’s first visit to the dentist, but there’s no need for concern about the initial experience with a pediatric dentist. Your son or daughter should not experience any discomfort at that first appointment.