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.
Parents know about the importance of dentists, but they may think that a young child like a toddler doesn’t need to worry just yet. Your kid just got his/her baby teeth, so there’s no need to worry about a dentist, right?
The American Academy for Pediatric Dentistry actually recommends children begin routine visits around their first birthday. Seeing a dentist early sets your child on the path to maintaining strong, healthy teeth for the rest of their lives. The younger a child is introduced to the dentist, the easier it is to develop positive associations that will follow them into adulthood.
Last year, we posted a popular blog about on non-food treats you can hand out for Halloween. We encourage handing out stickers, play-doh and other fun goodies to avoid overloading your child with sugar, which can cause tooth decay. As it turns out, there’s another great reason to hand out non-food items at Halloween: children with food allergies.
Northwest Children’s Dentistry prides itself on prevention whenever possible, but there may come a time when your child needs a filling. There are many different types of filling materials available, but metal-free fillings are popular because we can restore your child’s smile so that you never notice the cavity.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. At Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we pride ourselves in preventing dental problems before they start. That is why sometimes we may recommend a sealant.
Commercials for toothpaste always talk about gingivitis. It sounds scary, but what exactly is it?
It’s that time of year again when parents are buying back to school supplies and gearing up for another year. Children consume up to half of their daily caloric intake at school, so knowing what your child eats at school is important.
At Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we know that creating a comfortable environment is important for kids coming into our office. Any place away from home can seem scary to a kid, especially a medical office which has instruments and equipment a child may not be familiar with. We take pride in making our office kid friendly from the moment you enter our office.
There are literally hundreds of toothpaste options out there for your child. Which one should you choose?