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:
We here at Northwest Children’s Dentistry get a lot of questions about fluoride. Fluoride is an important part of your child’s dental health. Research has shown that fluoride reduces cavities and helps repair the early stages of tooth decay, even before the decay becomes visible.
Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. This year’s theme is “Defeat Monster Mouth.”*
Flossing is one of those things that we all know we should do, but we don’t. Even for kids, it’s important to floss daily. Here are some tips for getting into healthy flossing habits: