Archives by Tag 'Pediatric Dentistry'

Don’t Use Benzocaine for Children’s Teething Pain!

Pediatric Dentistry

When young children experience teething pain, it's natural for concerned parents to want to help. But for the past several years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against using over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for teething discomfort that contain benzocaine. Now, the agency is taking action to get more...

Just Say No to Fruit Juice Before Age 1

Nutrition, Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay

When the labels claim “100% juice,” “no added sugar” and “all natural,” it's tempting to think that juice is a good nutritional choice for children. That's why parents buy gallons of it every year, daycares stock juice boxes adorned with beloved cartoon characters, and school cafeterias serve juice to help more...

Scouting for Smiles

Fun Dental Facts, Pediatric Dentistry

Since it was founded in 1907, the worldwide Scouting movement has encouraged countless young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development. Established about 100 years later, America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation seeks to keep children from experiencing the problems of preventable dental disease. Recently, these two youth-oriented more...

4 Reasons a Pediatric Dentist Could be a Good Dental Care Choice for Your Child

Pediatric Dentistry

At no other time in life do the teeth, jaws and facial structures grow as rapidly as between birth and early adulthood. That’s why it may be beneficial for your child to see a pediatric dentist. This dental professional specializes in oral care for children and adolescents with advanced knowledge more...

When Your Child Needs Dental Treatment

Dental Health Tips, Pediatric Dentistry

Dental treatments like root canals and tooth-colored bonding aren't just for adults. In fact, children sometimes require the same dental treatments that adults routinely get — though not always for the same reasons. For example, an adult may need a root canal to save a permanent tooth that's in danger more...

Early Milestones for Your Child’s Teeth

Dental Health Tips, Oral Health, Pediatric Dentistry

Your child's babyhood won't last forever — and neither will the baby teeth. Yet those primary teeth will be there for most of childhood, and they'll set the stage for the permanent teeth that follow. That's why it's important to care for them just as you care for your grown-up more...

Dentists Donating Time To “Give Kids A Smile” In The New Year

Pediatric Dentistry

Each year on the first Friday in February, thousands of the nation's dentists and their dental teams provide free oral health care to children from low-income families across the country. To help children who lack access to dental care get the treatment they need, The American Dental Association's “Give Kids more...

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Pediatric Dentistry

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, an annual observance during which dental and medical professionals, educators, and parents focus efforts to improve the oral health of all children. Tooth decay in children is a fast-growing problem in the United States posing serious health risks. It is the most chronic more...

You should encourage the use of a training cup to replace a baby bottle!

Pediatric Dentistry

Around the first birthday, training cups should be introduced to “train” a baby to graduate from a bottle to a cup. The use of a training or sippy cup will provide an easier transition for the child when going from the bottle to a regular cup. A cup with a more...

Your Child’s Age One Dental Visit

Pediatric Dentistry

Establishing the foundation for lifelong good oral health begins with a child's first visit to the dentist. Unfortunately, some parents or caregivers make the mistake of assuming that just because a child's first teeth are “only baby teeth...and they fall out anyway” that they really don't need to worry until more...