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?
Every pediatric dentist will tell you that your child should eat vegetables, but why is that? Here are some fun facts on how vegetables help keep your child’s teeth healthy:
At Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we pride ourselves on emphasizing prevention and good dental hygiene. Having good dental habits will go a long ways to avoid any procedures at our office. But even the most vigilant parent will sometimes have a child who needs a dental treatment.
In many cases, sedation is not needed for dental procedures. However, if your child has a high need for a procedure and has trouble sitting still, has low pain tolerance, has special needs, or depending on the treatment, we may recommend sedation. Sedation dentistry is safe and endorsed by the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
It’s a common stereotype that people are afraid to go the dentist. Add onto the fact that you might be taking a toddler or young child to see the dentist, and you might dread the appointment more than your child. But here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we are trained pediatric dentists who take pride in making you and your child comfortable each time they visit the dentist. We believe that positive experiences will encourage kids to want to return, which in turn increases the likelihood that your child will maintain healthy teeth over a lifetime.
At Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we pride ourselves in providing top quality dental care for your child. We want our little patients to have a positive experience in our office so they will want to return again. This is why we carefully choose the pediatric dental words we use around kids, and we always spend extra time with parents explaining any and all questions.
The days are getting longer, school is about to let out, and the air conditioner is on 24/7. Summertime is approaching the Tucson area!
One of your baby’s first milestones is having the front teeth come in. Parents love to watch those small toothy grins. What many do not realize, though, is that cavities can form as soon as that first tooth emerges.