Parents ask us many questions about dental care and decay prevention. The best thing your child can do is brush regularly, twice a day for two minutes each. When your child is a young, that often means with a smaller toothbrush.
Working in a team of experienced pediatric dentists and staff, we see a lot of childhood dental problems. Some of these problems are unavoidable. Kids get into accidents that affect their teeth. Some diseases are just luck on the draw. We’re here to help as you need it. Fortunately, you can reduce your child’s risk of needing invasive dental work by having routine checkups.
As experienced kids’ dentists of Tucson, we see lots of kids and lots of smiles. We pride ourselves on preventative dental care. We believe in the proven practices of tooth brushing and flossing so that your child will not experience cavities and other dental problems.
Part of preventative dental care means x-rays. Understandably, when x-rays are involved, parents have lots of questions. How much is enough? How safe are x-rays? Are they worth the risk of exposure?
Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month! Here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we don’t need a reason to celebrate your child’s beautiful smile, but we’ll take one anyway. This year’s theme is “Choose Tap Water for a Healthy Smile.” You can download posters, coloring sheets, and other educational resources here at the American Dental Association:
When parents think of children and their teeth, they often think of braces. They have a lot of questions such as are they needed, when are they needed, and how long will they need them for.
When people see the term “pediatric dentist” they often think it is a dentist for little children, and that is correct. Pediatric dentists, like Dr. Bunch and Dr. Marshall at Northwest Children’s Dentistry, though, are trained to see patients ranging from birth to 17 years in age. Even teenagers have needs that differ from adults, and a pediatric dentist knows how to best evaluate your growing teen’s teeth.
We personally have fond memories of our childhood dentist, but not all parents are so lucky. You may remember dreading seeing your dentist, for a variety of reasons, and that may make you hesitant to bring your child into our office.
We here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry are committed to eliminate dental anxiety in both children and their caregivers. We know that creating a safe, welcoming environment where you can ask questions and feel comfortable will keep you coming back, and thus, keep your teeth healthier in the long run. Here are a few of the many ways we do that:
Does your young child grind their teeth? Does the sound make you want to grind yours? Teeth grinding can make any parent frustrated, but how bad is it?
Teeth grinding in young children is usually harmless. Many toddlers and preschoolers do it, and most of them quit on their own by the age of six. At this stage, treatment is not normally needed.
The holidays are upon us, and chances are, you’ve got plans. Many of our patients will be traveling far and wide to visit Grandma across the state or family in other countries.
A cavity is a hole in the tooth created by tooth decay. They can become painful over time and may lead to the destruction of the tooth. Cavities are caused when plaque forms on the tooth. As the plaque hardens, it causes more damage to the tooth.