The holiday season is synonymous with decadence and lusciousness. Sweets are usually at the center of every holiday celebration. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, many dental issues arise in children after the holiday feasting. That is why you should keep your kids’ teeth healthy during and after the holiday season. To do so, here’s what you should know.
Teeth sealants are thin coatings that a pediatric dentist paints on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Its primary purpose is to prevent cavities for many years. If you’re unsure whether it can help you preserve your child's beautiful smile, read on to find out more about this treatment. Read some of the key reasons why teeth sealants are worth it.
Is Halloween your favorite holiday? If so, you aren’t alone.Adults and children alike will indulge in frighteningly delicious treats, not to mention a bucket load of candy from trick or treating. Sugar overload may seem impossible to avoid over Halloween, but too much of the good stuff can be bad news – especially for our teeth!
As an adult, you probably know how often you should be scheduling appointments with your dentist, but if you have a baby, you're likely looking for more information about when you should start taking them for check-ups too?
There are concerns that many people are postponing and delaying both routine dental appointments and necessary treatments because they have concerns about the safety of visiting their dentist. However, dental offices are in general one of the most sterile environments, and with even more stringent safety protocols in place, there has never been a better time to go to the dentist and take your children to the dentist.
Studies suggest that around a third of children miss school because of oral health problems, but their absence could be prevented with proper dental care. With so many children having missed some of their education this last year, it is essential that parents do everything that they can to minimize school absences, and you can do this by ensuring that your child’s teeth are in the best possible condition before they return for the new school year.
Accidents and injuries are a normal part of childhood. From learning to walk and navigating stairs to playing sports, there are many ways in which your child could experience a trauma that affects their mouth and teeth. The severity of the damage to your child’s tooth will largely dictate whether or not they experience any symptoms of their injury, how significant these symptoms are likely to be, and what treatment your pediatric dentist will recommend to repair the baby tooth so that it can continue to be used until it naturally falls out.
At the very center of the tooth, lies the pulp. Unfortunately, it is possible to develop problems with the pulp. One of the most common issues is an infection that can occur when the tooth is severely damaged by trauma or decay. When this happens to a baby tooth, they may be referred for a procedure called a pulpectomy.