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Choosing the right toothbrush for your child is not just a one-time task but a long-term commitment to their oral health. A walk down the oral care aisle at the drugstore or a big box store will quickly reveal that there is more to buying...

Dental crowns and tooth caps are essential dental procedures that can help restore the function and appearance of damaged teeth. Understanding the purpose, types, procedures, cost factors including dental crown cost, aftercare, and comparison between dental crowns and tooth caps can provide valuable insights for...

Kids are always on the go. Be it sports activities, ‘causal' rough-housing, or just playing in the backyard, there are numerous scenarios where they may fall and damage a tooth. Sometimes, these minor injuries can be handled by taking pain medicine or applying ice. But...

Caring for a child's dental health is essential for their overall well-being. However, when it comes to children with special needs, providing proper dental care can be more challenging. Children with special needs may have unique requirements and sensitivities that demand a tailored approach to...

Dental crowns are a common form of dental restoration used to protect and restore damaged teeth. Different types of dental crowns like porcelain crowns, in particular, are popular for their natural appearance and durability. This complete guide will explore crowns made like porcelain crowns, including...

As parents, we know that caring for our little ones' smiles is a top priority. Children are notorious for their boundless energy and curious nature, and sometimes, that curiosity can lead to unexpected mishaps, including chipped or damaged teeth. But worry not! In this guide, we'll...

Ensuring the optimal oral health of your child is a responsibility that begins early in their development. As parents, we understand the importance of instilling good dental habits from the start, but a crucial aspect of this journey is choosing the right pediatric dental specialist....

Kids are at greater risk of catching dental infection (tooth abscess) because their immune system may not be as mature as those of adults. Apart from this, poor diet and poor oral hygiene damage teeth and it is here when bacteria get a chance to...

At Kids Pediatric Dentistry, our priority is to always use behavioral and relaxation approaches to put children at ease when they undergo some dental procedure. However, in situations when these techniques do not work, then we turn to sedation dentistry. Our goal is to provide...

Orthodontia is the specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the treatment of improper bites and crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help fix the patient's teeth and set them in the right place. Orthodontists usually use braces and clear aligners to set the patient's teeth. Crooked...

When Do Children Require Tooth Fillings? Young children may require tooth filling when they have any of the below problems with their teeth: Dental decay of baby teeth Tooth damage Tooth wear Developmental issues Baby teeth preservation If a child is informed that they have cavities and...

What is Crown Dentistry? In crown dentistry, dentists put on a tooth-shaped cap that restores a tooth that has become weak, cracked, decaying, or worn out. Additionally, dental professionals cover root-treated teeth and dental implants with dental crowns. Pediatric dental crowns are made of a variety of materials,...

Your kid comes running to show you a wiggly tooth. As a parent, you become a little anxious and start thinking how to get rid of that loose tooth. Your concern is how to do it without hurting your kid. You may try one or...

What are Pediatric Partials? Pediatric Partials or Pedi-Partials are a custom-made oral appliance used to replace a kid’s missing teeth. Also, they are known as Groper appliance or dentures. Pediatric Partials are like adult partials replacing only the milk teeth in a child. A Pediatric Partial...

Mouthguard is a dental appliance to protect teeth and gums from injury when involved in sports. The American Dental Association recognizes that children are likely to harm their teeth when not wearing a mouth guard. That is why pediatric dentists recommend them for the safety...

Bad breath, medically referred to as halitosis but more often known as just having bad breath, is rather common and affects both adults and children. It's fairly normal to have bad breath from time to time, particularly when you first get up in the morning...

Brushing is only one aspect of good oral hygiene. Most American dentists claim that children's tooth enamel degradation is on the rise. Parents must make a concerted effort to protect their children's enamel if they wish to stop the wear and tear on their teeth...

Dental health diet is the biggest challenge for parents because what most children like to eat destroys their dental well-being. Tooth decay is common and number of children developing crooked teeth is increasing day by day. The real culprit behind all this is the type...

Caring for a child’s primary teeth not only helps prevent decay and disease that can damage secondary teeth, but early care can also help build good habits that will stick with your child throughout their life. Getting your child to brush and floss his/her teeth...

Typically, baby’s teeth will begin to come in around 6 months of age. Sometimes also called primary teeth, the initial baby’s teeth help the mouth get ready for kid’s permanent teeth. Primary teeth are great not just for cute baby smiles, but they also have...

Should my teen continue to see a Pediatric dentist in Allen or switch to an adult dentist? is a common question we get. If you've been bringing your kid to the dentist from a young age, chances are they've already gone to a pediatric dentist rather...

Why do we grow baby teeth? Our teeth provide multiple functions. There is so much more to teeth than just helping us chew our food, despite what some people may believe. As our jaws expand and grow, baby teeth serve as a temporary replacement for our...

There are many things about our teeth we don't know! Generally, we don't think anything special about our teeth, right? They are just there, and they help us chew. However, there are many interesting facts about our teeth that we really don't know or perhaps don't...

Participating in sports is a great way of improving fitness, focus, social skills and boosting confidence. Unfortunately, facial and oral injuries are common with most sports due to falls and collisions. These are not just painful but can also have long-term effects. While some of...

Ankyloglossia, commonly called “tongue-tie” is a condition where movement of the tongue is restricted. This occurs when the band of tissue (lingual frenulum) that tethers the bottom of the tongue's tip to the floor of the mouth is unusually short, thick or tight. Tongue-tie commonly...

"Shark Teeth"; This dental term derives from the fact that sharks have between 5 and 15 rows of teeth in each jaw. Their teeth have no roots and are replaced every week or so. Shark teeth is a condition that occurs in children when adult teeth...

When your child’s teeth appear you probably reach out for your camera to capture their adorable smiles. Baby teeth are cute like little, white pearls! They not only help your child chew, smile, and speak clearly but also give the face it’s form. They also...

For years, doctors have warned that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. But how often do we consider how stress or anxiety affects our teeth or smile? How about your child's smile? Stress-related oral problems affect children just as...

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex disorder where the individual may exhibit difficulty with social interactions, intellectual functions, sensory processing, communication, and atypical behaviors. These factors make dental care particularly challenging and favor tooth decay, delay in tooth eruption and serious periodontal problems in autistic...

What are cavities? Cavities form when bacteria feeds on the sugar left behind on your teeth by the food you eat. As they consume these sugars, they make an acid that dissolves your enamel, eventually making the holes known as cavities. Did you know that...

Kids are at greater risk of catching dental infection (tooth abscess) because their immune system may not be as mature as those of adults. Apart from this, poor diet and poor oral hygiene damage teeth and it is here when bacteria get a chance to...

As your child's baby teeth get replaced with permanent teeth, you may notice they look crowded, crooked, or that your child has an overbite or underbite. A number of factors affect your child's smile, including inherited genetics, thumb sucking and pacifier use, poor nutrition, and...

Selecting a right toothpaste for your children is an important step to ensure their dental and oral health. On the market there are so many toothpaste brands claiming to be best and kid friendly that it becomes overwhelming to decide which one to buy. These...

Teaching new things to young children can be challenging. It requires some thinking and strategies to make learning pleasurable. The habit of brushing teeth is important for children's dental and oral health; however, many parents report that they find it hard to instill this practice...

Cavities form when bacteria feeds on the sugar left behind on your teeth by the food you eat. As they consume these sugars, they make an acid that dissolves your enamel, eventually making the holes known as cavities. Did you know that cavities are contagious?...

Somewhere between 25% and 50% of children require some sort of orthodontic treatment or braces. Braces do an incredible job of giving children straight teeth that last a lifetime, but they also present a number of challenges when it comes to cleaning their teeth. There are...

Baby teeth (also known as deciduous teeth) are your child’s first twenty teeth and most children start losing them around their 6th birthday as they’re replaced by permanent teeth. If your child is losing their baby teeth too early, be sure to see a pediatric dentist to...

Brushing and flossing are incredibly important to your child’s oral health. There’s a reason that the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Unfortunately, most children don’t want to clean their teeth, whether that means brushing or flossing....

Practicing proper dental hygiene and regularly visiting a pediatric dentist will go a long way to ensuring the oral health of your child. Nevertheless, your child’s diet also plays a key role in their oral health. A diet full of sugary or acidic foods will...

Using a good toothbrush is an important part of practicing good dental hygiene but choosing a toothbrush can be difficult. When you go shopping for a toothbrush, you’ll likely find the number of options overwhelming. With that in mind, we’re going to discuss the main...

Most people recognize a few main benefits of practicing proper dental hygiene: a pretty smile, healthy teeth, and healthy gums. That said, there are other benefits that many people haven’t heard about. These benefits are most pronounced when proper dental hygiene is practiced from a...

You should take your child to a pediatric dentist by the time the first tooth appears, usually around six months of age. This may sound too much since your child does not have that many teeth yet. According to the American Dental Association, you should...

Sedation dentistry for kids: As a parent, you may be concerned because you are scared that if sedating your child is necessary or safe for dental treatment. Dr. Lisi, a pediatric dentist in Allen, recommends sedation dentistry for your child because it makes a better dental...

Unfortunately chipping or breaking a baby tooth/primary tooth is a common accident that can happen for any child. Most kids are highly active since they are toddlers.  From the time they start walking, they are trying to discover everything around them and as such, they...