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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.

Why are the primary teeth so important?

Why are the primary teeth so important?

September 4, 2017 / in childrens dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Primary teeth are also known as deciduous, milk, or baby teeth. Your baby’s teeth actually begin forming in the womb, and usually start to erupt around six months of age. Over the next three years twenty baby teeth will come in. Your child should see a children’s dentist starting at twelve months of age. This first visit usually involves a dental exam to make sure your child’s dental progress is on track, and to make sure any evident dental problems are attended to.

Most Common Causes of Chipped and Broken Teeth

Most Common Causes of Chipped and Broken Teeth

August 21, 2017 / in childrens emergency dentist / by FWCD-Admin

A chipped or broken tooth is not a fun experience for anyone – especially a child. When it comes to a kid’s dental care, our practice offers everything from routine preventive services to same-day appointments for emergency care. Our children’s emergency dentist provides gentle treatment for those suffering with chipped and broken teeth. Following are some of the most common causes of broken teeth.

Start Your Child’s School Year Off Right with a Dental Checkup

Start Your Child’s School Year Off Right with a Dental Checkup

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

Did you know that your child should be visiting our pediatric dentist for routine checkups and cleanings? Sometimes, people undervalue children’s need for regular access to oral healthcare because children will ultimately lose their baby teeth as adult teeth come in. Unfortunately, this common misconception can be problematic for your child’s wellbeing and oral health. Receiving regular oral healthcare services can drastically prevent your child’s risks for developing dental caries (tooth decay) and gum disease as well as increase the likelihood of detecting potential issues like malocclusions and developmental abnormalities. Summer is a great time to schedule checkups and cleanings with our pediatric dentist since we know that our patients’ lives are quite hectic during the school year.