Most parents know children’s dental health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. The Plano Dentist recommends three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children. Sealants Fluoride supplements Oral rinses Resin dental sealants are applied by the dentist, and act as an extra […]
This post from The Plano Dentist focuses on caring for baby teeth. Sometimes parents ask: Why take care of something that’s just going to fall out and go to the tooth fairy? It’s a good question, with an even better answer. Parents shouldn’t feel like they are wasting their time caring for the teeth of their […]
At The Plano Dentist, we are proud of the fact that most of our young patients enjoy visiting our office for their checkups, cleanings, and treatments, and that we’re maintaining their dental health. The Oral Health-Physical Health Connection Good physical health for children is impossible without the dental health component. Though this seems obvious, cavities […]
Parents who want their children to have good dental health know that they need to set the right example. That means teaching good dental hygiene, and bringing them in to The Plano Dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months. If we want our kids to be active, we should get off the couch […]
Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are just as critical to their health, speech development, and self-esteem as their permanent teeth. Some Plano parents we meet at The Plano Dentist hold the misconception that the care of primary teeth is secondary to adult teeth, since they will eventually fall out. The truth is that […]
Though most parents know the basics of children’s dental care, Plano dentists continue to see cavities in young children. Caring for your infant’s teeth should begin even before they erupt. To prevent bacteria growth, parents can wash their baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after feedings. Babies should never be put to bed with a […]
Today’s dental blog focuses on a preventative treatment often used to help impede the development of cavities in children. Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because is difficult to reach them […]
When the upper and lower parts of the jaw are not the same size, bite problems can occur. When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the reverse is true, it is called an underbite. Another related alignment disorder is called a crossbite. Crossbites occur when lower […]
Today’s dental blog focuses on a preventative treatment often used to help impede the development of cavities in children.
Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because they are difficult to reach with a tooth brush and their surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young Fort Worth children.
For years, Plano parents have been warned that thumb-sucking can cause future dental problems for their thumb-loving toddlers. One of these problems is a type of malocclusion called an open bite.