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.
Hello Dallas! Thanks for visiting the Plano dental blog. Today we’re talking about eruption charts and what they are used for. First, an eruption chart is simply a listing of the different types of teeth in the mouth and when, on average, they come out, or ‘erupt’, from the gums. A primary teeth eruption chart […]
The Plano Dentist provides dentistry for children. Our dentistry for child patients is performed by our comfortable team and always takes into consideration the special circumstances that children require. A little extra patience with our child patients is critical. We understand that going to the family dentist can be a bit frightening for a child, […]
It’s a question that many parents in Plano debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer may be a little earlier than you think. The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when […]