What To Do if Your Child Has a Tooth Infection

When a child complains about tooth or mouth pain, parents will quickly do a visual check for the telltale signs of a cavity.  However, when it comes to an infected tooth, it’s sometimes difficult to spot. When and if you do find signs of infection, what exactly do you do if your child has a…

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Tooth Decay in Kids

Camelback pediatric dentist

Enamel is the hard surface of the teeth, and a breakdown of this enamel can lead to cavities and holes in the teeth. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria on the teeth as well as foods and drinks that are left on the teeth after chewing. Foods that are high in carbohydrates and sugars are…

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Most Common Dental Problems in Children

Kids Dental Office in Camelback

Often parents aren’t aware that children’s teeth or “baby teeth” are just as important as adult teeth. Many parents simply can’t afford to take their children regularly for dental check-ups.  Dr. Lisa Beinstock wants every child to have access to dental care, which is why we take all major insurances, including AHCCCS. As a leading pediatric dental specialist…

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Non-Invasive Treatment Options for Kids’ Cavities

Ask us about minimally invasive techniques for managing dental decay at Norterra Kids’ Dentistry and Orthodontics! We’re proud to provide a wide array of techniques to treat cavities ranging from conservative techniques (when appropriate!) that don’t require numbing or drilling to traditional restorations such as white fillings.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Starting the New Year with Healthy Dental Habits

Children are no different than most of us this time of year; they eat more sweets and snacks than usual, and healthy habits are at risk of falling by the wayside. When the last of the holiday candy has been consumed, here’s how to focus on starting the new year with healthy dental habits for…

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Do My Kids Need to Floss Their Teeth?

There have been a few articles out lately that put into question whether flossing is still an important part of a daily routine for healthy teeth. Parents are confused by these conflicting articles and often ask, “Do my kids need to floss their teeth?” The answer is YES!  Read on to learn why. What started…

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Holiday Tips to Keep Your Child's Teeth Healthy

The holiday season is a time for treats, sweets and overindulging as we spend time with friends and family. While parents want to make the holidays magical for their kids, there are some tips to follow to ensure that December’s celebration doesn’t turn into January’s dental problems. Here are some holiday tips to keep your…

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