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Causes of Tooth Sensitivity in Children

Over the last two decades, the field of dentistry has reduced childhood cavities significantly, largely thanks to fluoride in water, sealants, and improved preventative care. Still, as many as 42% of children suffer from cavities in their baby teeth, but this isn’t the only cause of sensitivity. Cracks, sinusitis, and over-enthusiastic brushing are often to [...]

By | 2017-06-29T14:18:52+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Should Kids Brush or Floss First?

There are as many opinions on brushing and flossing as there are dentists. Floss first, and your child’s brushing removes the plaque that’s been loosened. Brush first and your floss pushes valuable fluoride deeper into the gum line. The traditional belief is that you should lead with your toothbrush, but dentists (and parents) are happy [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:03:31+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Don’t Take a Vacation from Good Brushing Habits

Here in the Phoenix metro area, school's out for the summer. While this will be greeted with pool parties and family vacations, there might be a problem when it comes to oral health. These problems arise if schoolgoers put dental hygiene and healthy diets on vacation. Dental Routine During Summer Break Summer break represents a break [...]

By | 2017-06-06T12:12:20+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

When Do Kids Need Dental X-Rays?

In general, pediatric dentists discourage parents from taking their children for routine dental X-rays. Over a lifetime, the less you are exposed to radiation (including X-rays), the better. However, there are times when a dental X-ray is necessary to diagnose oral health issues in children. According to the American Dental Association, high-risk preschoolers should have [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:43:50+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tips to Keep Your Child’s Gums Healthy

Healthy gums are the foundation of healthy teeth, so it’s important to keep your child’s gums healthy and happy! Here are a few tips to make sure your child has healthy gums for years to come. Keep an eye on the baby bottle Baby bottle tooth decay (also known as bottle rot) occurs when sugary [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:03:31+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Gum Health|

What Parents Need to Know About Tongue and Lip Ties

Most parents have never heard of the term “tongue and lip tie” or “tongue-tie” so when a pediatric dentist or pediatrician mentions their baby has it, it can be very overwhelming. It’s important for parents to understand what it is and how to treat it, so the article below explains what parents need to know [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:03:31+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Banking Baby Teeth for Dental Stem Cells

Scientists have used stem cells from umbilical cord blood and bone marrow to treat diseases, metabolic and immune disorders, and blood cancers for years, but there is a newer trend where parents are banking baby teeth for dental stem cells, and the practice shows great promise. What are stem cells and why are they important? [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:03:31+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Baby Teeth|

What Kids Eat Can Harm Their Teeth

Making sure that kids brush and floss their teeth every day is a fantastic way to keep your child’s smile healthy, but did you know that what they eat can impact their dental health? While a few foods might be obvious, there are some foods that are surprisingly hard on kid’s teeth, and many parents [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:03:31+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Dental Health|

Fluoride and Your Child’s Dental Health

There is a lot of information out there that talks about fluoride; some is positive, some isn’t and some is downright confusing! Busy parents need to know what’s best for their kids, so I’ve taken the time to provide some information below so you can know all the facts about fluoride and your child’s dental [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:03:31+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Dental Health|