Tucson, Arizona doesn’t have fluoridated tap water, so it’s important to make sure your child supplements with fluoride in other ways. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, “Widespread use of fluoride has been a major factor in the decline in prevalence and severity of dental caries in the US and other economically developed countries.” This stops dental problems from happening with young children, giving kids greater odds of having healthy teeth well into adulthood.
We’ve all had that moment when we look at our old toothbrush and realize it’s time to get a new one. But if you ask different people, you may get different opinions about when it’s the right time to replace your toothbrush.
If you were asked what was the most chronic childhood illness, you might come up with a lot of potential answers, but tooth decay, is the #1 most common chronic childhood disease. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay in children is five times more common than asthma, four times more common than early childhood obesity, and 20 times more common than diabetes.
Everyone knows that brushing is essential to dental health, but maybe you didn’t know why. There are tons of reasons for your and your child to brush your teeth several times a day. Here are our top favorite reasons:
It’s summertime and that means no school and more time for fun activities like sports. While you may not see a correlation between changing of the seasons and your child’s teeth, we know as pediatric dentists that summer sports can have an impact on your child’s dental health.
Your wisdom teeth begin to form around your tenth birthday, but generally don’t erupt into your mouth (if at all) until you are 17 to 25 years of age. Because the age when wisdom teeth form, many parents of teenagers ask us questions about them.
We receive a lot of questions from parents either at the office or online. Recently, a parent asked us why her child suddenly had bad breath, so we thought we would discuss our response in our latest blog.
As parents, we always worry about being prepared. Accidents do happen, and one thing we here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry see our fair amount of dental emergencies in kids. What should you do to help your child in a dental emergency?
Everyone has heard of someone who had a teeth pulled by tying the tooth to a string on one end and a doorknob on the other. In the past, parents would help kids lose teeth in all sorts of ways. But what should you do when it comes time for your child to lose a tooth?
Going to a new doctor or dentist can be a nervous experience. You may not know what to expect or how the visit will go. This goes double when your kids are involved.
If you are thinking of visiting us for the first time, here is a checklist of things to get yourself prepared. We hope this helps ease some stress: