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Follow These 5 Tips for a Healthier Mouth

Follow These 5 Tips for a Healthier Mouth

June 19, 2017 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

You and your entire family benefit from all the positive things you offer from the foods consumed to the daily essentials you provide. One of the things you or your children may take for granted involve something used every day … teeth. Taking your child to their pediatric dentist every six months starting at age one will help to ensure their teeth remain strong and healthy.

Why Oral Health Symptoms Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Why Oral Health Symptoms Shouldn’t Be Ignored

June 5, 2017 / in kids dentist / by FWCD-Admin

If your child complains of a toothache, there are several things that could be happening. A new tooth could be erupting or a baby tooth might be loose. These are very common occurrences, but there are other issues that could be affecting your child that might endanger their oral health. Your kid’s dentist should be seen every six months for cleaning and a dental exam, but in addition to those visits consult their dental provider for any problems that might occur.

Oral Piercings: The Hidden Health Risks

Oral Piercings: The Hidden Health Risks

May 22, 2017 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Oral piercings can be done to just about any softer oral tissue available … cheeks, lips, and the tongue are the most likeliest of places that many teens and young adults will choose in an effort to address their individuality or as a fashion statement. If you believe your child is considering pursuing an oral piercing, a visit with their pediatric dentist outlining all the risks of their action may persuade them to reconsider.

How do I know if my child is getting enough fluoride?

How do I know if my child is getting enough fluoride?

May 8, 2017 / in kids dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Fluoride is beneficial to the support of healthy teeth giving them strength and fortifying the protective enamel that covers teeth. Fluoride has been added to city water supplies since the 1950s. Fluoride is also available in many of the foods we eat. But how do you know if your child is receiving enough of this critical component? With untreated bottled water, and everyone on the run these days, it may be best to rely on regular visits with your kid’s dentist to make sure their teeth are protected.

My Child’s Filling Fell Out: What should I do?

My Child’s Filling Fell Out: What should I do?

April 19, 2017 / in childrens emergency dentist / by FWCD-Admin

A filling is a wonderful restoration that can prevent the progression of a cavity. Tooth decay is a common health problem for children. In fact, cavities are considered an infectious disease. The bacteria responsible for dental caries are orally transmitted. Since cavities are widespread among children, fillings are a common treatment protocol for protecting teeth and preventing complications like infections associated with decay.

IV Sedation or Nitrous Oxide: Which is right for your child?

IV Sedation or Nitrous Oxide: Which is right for your child?

April 5, 2017 / in IV sedation kids dentist / by FWCD-Admin

When it comes to ensuring patient comfort and positive experiences in the dental chair, sedation might be used by our kids dentist. IV sedation and nitrous oxide are two common methods for keeping children comfortable during pediatric dentistry treatments. Since many children are nervous and fidgety in clinical situations, sedation can also help our team work without interruptions so that treatment is not prolonged. Following is helpful information on how these types of sedation work so that you can make informed decisions on your child’s treatment.

Brushing and Flossing Do More Than Just Clean Teeth

Brushing and Flossing Do More Than Just Clean Teeth

March 20, 2017 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Taking your child for their first dental visit with the pediatric dentist is encouraged at around the twelve month mark. Several baby teeth should have erupted at this stage. Your child receives an examination to assure their oral health is on track. This also provides the perfect opportunity for the caregiver to ask questions and receive the information needed to maintain excellent oral health as your child grows.

Tips for Toothaches

Tips for Toothaches

March 6, 2017 / in childrens emergency dentist / by FWCD-Admin

There are many reasons you or your child may be experiencing a toothache. A morsel of food may be caught between teeth (this is where daily flossing comes in very handy); gum irritation; a tooth may be impacted; dental decay may be present; or your child may be suffering from one or more teeth erupting. Very often there is an easy solution, but for more serious issues a visit with your children’s emergency dentist may be in order.

Beware of a Highly Acidic Diet

Beware of a Highly Acidic Diet

February 20, 2017 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Many parents are unaware that a highly acidic diet can have significant consequences for their child’s smile and that even some apparently healthy foods, such as some fruits and vegetables, can be harmful if consumed in excess.

IV Sedation: Your Most Common Questions Answered

IV Sedation: Your Most Common Questions Answered

February 6, 2017 / in IV sedation kids dentist / by FWCD-Admin

It can be hard to access kid’s dental care if your child is particularly fearful about visiting the dentist. However, IV sedation at a kid’s dentist can help your child to overcome this obstacle. Before taking advantage of this service, parents may have a number of questions. Here are some of the most common concerns of parents consider IV sedation for their children.