Clinician’s Corner: Back to school and… back to the dentist!
Maintaining a child’s oral and overall health requires more than daily toothbrushing and flossing. Seeing a dentist regularly for preventive care is an important part of a child’s complete wellness.
Clinician's Corner: Baby teeth— the building blocks to a healthy smile
The road to a healthy smile starts long before a chid's permanent teeth grow in. Dr. Nina Prabhu, DMD, shares the basics behind baby teeth and how they affect oral health into adulthood.
What to do when your child has a toothache
If your child complains of tooth pain or a toothache, you will want to do whatever you can to help them feel better. You will need to determine what is causing their pain so that you can find the best solution to relieve it.
Guide to your child’s teeth
Though your child may still have their baby teeth, their oral health is just as important as an adult's. Find out everything you need to know about caring for your child's smile and help them develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Help your child floss
Get an early start forming your child's oral health routine. Show them the proper way to floss, and encourage them to make it a daily habit.
Summer Sports Safety For Kids
Help your kids stay safe while they enjoy their summertime sports and activities. Keep water handy and watch out for common injuries.
Choosing between a general and pediatric dentist
When looking for a dentist for your children, it can be tough to know who to see. Should you search for a general family dentist or would your children benefit from pediatric care? You can’t go wrong either way, but it’s good to have all the facts before you decide.
Say “lights out” to kids’ teeth grinding
Is the stress of the new school year causing your kid to grind their teeth? If it is, your child isn’t alone. An estimated 15 to 33 percent of children will grind their teeth at some point, compared to roughly 8 percent of adults. The majority of teeth grinding (also called bruxism) will happen after kids have dozed off to dreamland, which can make it tough for them to know it’s happening. Luckily, parents can help by learning how to spot grinding and how to help their kid overcome it.
The seeds of good oral health
As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages.