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How To Properly Care For Your Child's Dental Sealants

Children are more prone to tooth decay because their newly erupted, permanent teeth are not as resistant to cavities as adult teeth. Their eating habits and lack of proper brushing technique also contribute to this vulnerability. Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth from decay-causing bacteria and plaque.

Early Dental Care Guide

Initiating dental care for young children is a vital task that begins even before the first tooth appears. It involves several practices, including cleaning a baby's gums with a soft cloth after feeding and introducing toothbrushing once the first tooth emerges.

How to Find the Right Pediatric Dentist for Your Child

Pediatric dentists have special training to care for children’s dental needs. Finding a good dentist for your child is as vital as finding the best pediatrician.

What to Do if Your Kid Gets a Dental Injury

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends quick action if your child experiences a dental injury. Most parents tend to panic, and in so doing, they neglect crucial steps. Your dentist can help over the phone, but some treatments need an emergency visit to the dental clinic. Here are the things you must do if your child gets a dental injury.

8 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is one of the most feared and dreaded visits to the dentist. It is true for adults and especially true for kids. But it can be swift and comfortable with the right dentist.

What To Do When Your Child Has A Toothache

Whether it’s a persistent dull ache or sharp occasional pain, a toothache can happen at any age, including childhood. Toothache in kids is quite common, but no parent wants to see their child in pain, especially if they aren’t sure what they can do to help. Here are some of the top reasons why your child may have a toothache, how to ease their pain, and how to ensure they get the appropriate treatment.

Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment: What to Expect

If your baby’s first tooth just popped up, it is time to start thinking about dental appointments. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends the first dental visit be when the first tooth erupts.

5 Fun Tips to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Good dental hygiene is something that needs to begin as early as possible. Teaching young kids about the importance of dental hygiene will help ensure that it becomes a lifelong habit. As a parent, you know how difficult it can be to ensure that your kids brush their teeth every day. 

How Often Should Children Have Dental Checkups?

When was the last time your child visited the dentist? If you can’t remember, then your child is almost certainly overdue for a trip to have their teeth assessed by a professional.

How to Prepare Your Child for a Dental Filling Procedure

Despite our best efforts to prevent it, dental decay is a normal part of everyday life and most people will need to have a cavity filling, or more significant treatment for decay, at some point during their lifetime. Unfortunately, children are just as likely to get cavities as adults. In fact, some dentists would argue that they are even more likely to. Children tend to eat diets that contain lots of sugar, and they may not be the best at brushing and flossing their teeth. 

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