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    Should Your Child Get Sealants?

    Last updated 6 days ago

    There are a number of different procedures that your kids’ dentist may recommend in terms of preventative treatments. One such dental treatment involves the application of sealants to your children’s teeth. Read on to find out if your child should get sealants.

    Sealants can help individuals of all ages prevent cavities and tooth decay by providing protection from plaque and food debris. They are typically applied to molars and premolars when they emerge, although they have also shown to be effective for baby teeth in certain cases. Children between the ages of six and fourteen are especially prone to the development of cavities, so kids who are within this window tend to experience a greater benefit from sealants. Although this age range may enjoy the optimal effect, adults who do not have fillings or tooth decay may also benefit from the use of sealants.

    If you have any further questions about sealants, please do not hesitate to contact Kids Dental or visit our website. We serve the Carrollton area with a variety of pediatric dentistry procedures. Call us at (469) 685-1532 or visit our website to learn more about our kids’ dental work.

    Master the Art of Flossing with Braces

    Last updated 9 days ago

    As your children’s dentist will tell you, proper dental care is essential for your child throughout his or her time with braces. Fortunately, practicing this dental care is easy. Watch this video if you would like to master the art of flossing with braces.

    After placing your floss through your floss threader, pull the floss up from under the wire of your braces. Gently curve your floss around the side of a tooth in a C shape and floss back and forth. Repeat this in between each tooth in your mouth and you have mastered the art of flossing with braces.

    Kids Dental is proud to be the Grapevine area’s home for children’s dentistry. If you would like to learn about our kids dental work, feel free to visit our website or call us at (469) 685-1532. If you live in the area, stop in and meet with us today.

    Answering Common Questions About Braces

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Braces are among the many pediatric dentistry procedures that can help your child improve his or her oral health and smile. If you are considering braces for your son or daughter, it is a good idea to be informed about the procedure. Here is a look at the answers to a few common questions about braces.

    What Do Braces Do?
    The purpose of braces is to gradually reposition your teeth. This can correct dental issues and help prevent a host of problems such as crooked teeth and tooth loss. Brackets are attached to the teeth via metal bands or bonding material and an arch wire connects the teeth. Gentle pressure is placed on the teeth so that they move into place over the course of several weeks, slowly improving your smile. Braces may be used for both medical and aesthetic purposes.

    Do They Hurt?
    At first, braces may cause minor pain or discomfort. However, this goes away as you adjust to having them. You may experience soreness in your gums or aching in your teeth due to the introduction of pressure. Topical anesthetics and dental wax can be used to ease the pain, but it will typically alleviate itself within a few weeks. After a few months you will adjust to having braces and no longer find them painful in any sense. However, you may experience slight discomfort again after adjustments from your pediatric dentist.

    Why Do My Teeth Feel Loose?

    Once you have talked to your pediatric dentist and received your braces, your teeth may feel loose for a few weeks. This is a normal sensation that should disappear relatively quickly. This occurs when the periodontal ligament loosens up; if it continues to occur over a period of a few months, talk to your children’s dentist about this loose feeling.

    If you have any other questions about braces, feel free to contact Kids Dental or `. Our pediatric dentistry practice provides the Grapevine area with excellent kids’ dental work. Please do not hesitate to call (469) 685-1532 if you are interested in learning more about our children’s dentistry practice.

     

    A Parent's Guide to Common Pediatric Dental Problems

    Last updated 16 days ago

    In order for your child to grow up and enjoy exceptional oral health throughout adulthood, the process must be started early on. There are various different dental conditions that your child may develop, so it is important to see a pediatric dentist regularly. Here is a parent’s guide to some common pediatric dental problems.

    Tooth Loss

    While it is normal for children to lose their baby teeth throughout childhood, it can be a problem if they lose them too early. The extra space in the gums allows other teeth to tilt and become crooked due to lack of support from neighboring teeth. If this occurs, new teeth may have trouble coming in properly because the other teeth are growing in at an angle. It is a good idea to see your children’s dentist and discuss the possibility of using a space maintainer.

    Tooth Decay

    If you experience tooth decay during childhood, you are not setting the stage for positive oral health in the future. Tooth decay occurs in children who consume too much sugar, often from drinks like soda, milk, and sweet, fruity drinks. The longer the sugar stays in contact with the teeth, the greater the extent of the tooth decay. The decaying teeth are less capable of guiding adult teeth into their proper positions and tend to be painful. It is important to visit your kids’ dentist if you are worried that your child may be experiencing tooth decay.

    Thumb Sucking

    Although it is a normal habit for youngsters, thumb sucking can be detrimental to your child’s dental health if it is allowed to continue past the age of five. This can lead to a range of dental conditions that will have to be assessed by a pediatric dentist in order to be treated, including overbite and misalignment.

    If your child suffers from any of these problems or exhibits these behaviors, call Kids Dental at (469) 685-1532 or visit our website. We are happy to serve the Coppell area with high-quality pediatric dentistry. Stop in and meet with us today to learn more about our kids’ dental work.

    Can Baby Teeth Get Cavities?

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Children are susceptible to the same dental complications as adults, which is why it is important to take your child to see a pediatric dentist by the time he or she is one year old. Proper oral hygiene can allow you to correct any problems early on so that you can expect better results from the procedure. Keep reading to find out if baby teeth get cavities.

    Cavities and tooth decay can lead to tooth loss, which in turn can result in misaligned teeth as well as an array of other problems. Unfortunately, many people expect that the plaque that is responsible for these conditions comes solely from sugary treats like soda and candy. However, it is important to realize that milk and fruity drinks have sugars in them as well, which can contribute to these cavities. See your pediatric dentist regularly and try to limit the amount of time your baby’s teeth spend in contact with sugars.

    Kids Dental is a children’s dentist’s office that serves the Coppell area. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or give us a call at (469) 685-1532 if you would like to know more about our pediatric dentistry practice.



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