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There are many things about our teeth we don't know! Generally, we don't think anything special about our teeth, right? They are just there, and they help us chew. However, there are many interesting facts about our teeth that we really don't know or perhaps don't...

Participating in sports is a great way of improving fitness, focus, social skills and boosting confidence. Unfortunately, facial and oral injuries are common with most sports due to falls and collisions. These are not just painful but can also have long-term effects. While some of...

Ankyloglossia, commonly called “tongue-tie” is a condition where movement of the tongue is restricted. This occurs when the band of tissue (lingual frenulum) that tethers the bottom of the tongue's tip to the floor of the mouth is unusually short, thick or tight. Tongue-tie commonly...

"Shark Teeth"; This dental term derives from the fact that sharks have between 5 and 15 rows of teeth in each jaw. Their teeth have no roots and are replaced every week or so. Shark teeth is a condition that occurs in children when adult teeth...

When your child’s teeth appear you probably reach out for your camera to capture their adorable smiles. Baby teeth are cute like little, white pearls! They not only help your child chew, smile, and speak clearly but also give the face it’s form. They also...

For years, doctors have warned that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. But how often do we consider how stress or anxiety affects our teeth or smile? How about your child's smile? Stress-related oral problems affect children just as...

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex disorder where the individual may exhibit difficulty with social interactions, intellectual functions, sensory processing, communication, and atypical behaviors. These factors make dental care particularly challenging and favor tooth decay, delay in tooth eruption and serious periodontal problems in autistic...

What are cavities? Cavities form when bacteria feeds on the sugar left behind on your teeth by the food you eat. As they consume these sugars, they make an acid that dissolves your enamel, eventually making the holes known as cavities. Did you know that...

Kids are at greater risk of catching dental infection (tooth abscess) because their immune system may not be as mature as those of adults. Apart from this, poor diet and poor oral hygiene damage teeth and it is here when bacteria get a chance to...

As your child's baby teeth get replaced with permanent teeth, you may notice they look crowded, crooked, or that your child has an overbite or underbite. A number of factors affect your child's smile, including inherited genetics, thumb sucking and pacifier use, poor nutrition, and...

Selecting a right toothpaste for your children is an important step to ensure their dental and oral health. On the market there are so many toothpaste brands claiming to be best and kid friendly that it becomes overwhelming to decide which one to buy. These...

Teaching new things to young children can be challenging. It requires some thinking and strategies to make learning pleasurable. The habit of brushing teeth is important for children's dental and oral health; however, many parents report that they find it hard to instill this practice...

Cavities form when bacteria feeds on the sugar left behind on your teeth by the food you eat. As they consume these sugars, they make an acid that dissolves your enamel, eventually making the holes known as cavities. Did you know that cavities are contagious?...

Somewhere between 25% and 50% of children require some sort of orthodontic treatment or braces. Braces do an incredible job of giving children straight teeth that last a lifetime, but they also present a number of challenges when it comes to cleaning their teeth. There are...

Baby teeth (also known as deciduous teeth) are your child’s first twenty teeth and most children start losing them around their 6th birthday as they’re replaced by permanent teeth. If your child is losing their baby teeth too early, be sure to see a pediatric dentist to...

Brushing and flossing are incredibly important to your child’s oral health. There’s a reason that the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Unfortunately, most children don’t want to clean their teeth, whether that means brushing or flossing....

Practicing proper dental hygiene and regularly visiting a pediatric dentist will go a long way to ensuring the oral health of your child. Nevertheless, your child’s diet also plays a key role in their oral health. A diet full of sugary or acidic foods will...

Using a good toothbrush is an important part of practicing good dental hygiene but choosing a toothbrush can be difficult. When you go shopping for a toothbrush, you’ll likely find the number of options overwhelming. With that in mind, we’re going to discuss the main...

Most people recognize a few main benefits of practicing proper dental hygiene: a pretty smile, healthy teeth, and healthy gums. That said, there are other benefits that many people haven’t heard about. These benefits are most pronounced when proper dental hygiene is practiced from a...

You should take your child to a pediatric dentist by the time the first tooth appears, usually around six months of age. This may sound too much since your child does not have that many teeth yet. According to the American Dental Association, you should...

Sedation dentistry for kids: As a parent, you may be concerned because you are scared that if sedating your child is necessary or safe for dental treatment. Dr. Lisi, a pediatric dentist in Allen, recommends sedation dentistry for your child because it makes a better dental...

Unfortunately chipping or breaking a baby tooth/primary tooth is a common accident that can happen for any child. Most kids are highly active since they are toddlers.  From the time they start walking, they are trying to discover everything around them and as such, they...

The type of food and drink we consume on a daily basis has a Huge impact on our dental health. On average we consume double the recommended daily amount of sugar. Another challenge is coffee drinks that taste yummy but are not the best for...

How to Choose A Pediatric Dentist Many of us remember those days when a child would kick and scream on the way to dentist’s office. Parents had to use all kinds of “bribery” to make our child cooperative during the dentist office visit. Well, thankfully, for...

Are you worried about scheduling a dentist appointment for your children? Are you curious about ways to maintain their healthy teeth? Here are several ways you can keep your child’s teeth in check: Floss Regularly: Is your child one of the many who only brush? Don’t fall...

When should a child brush teeth alone? As parents, we all get excited when we can see our children start to be independent and want to take care of their own personal things like brushing their teeth. When it comes to your kid’s teeth, you should...

There is no doubt that our hygiene has a very strong connection to our health. We can avoid and resist a great number of illnesses by keeping our bodies clean. When we raise our children, it’s extremely important to teach them proper hygiene habits. What’s...

Have you finished your orthodontic treatment? That’s an achievement! You put a lot of determination and time to have a beautiful smile. Now you need to make sure that your efforts will last a lifetime – wear a retainer. Your retainer will keep your teeth...

Baby teeth, also known as primary, milk, or deciduous, are the first twenty teeth your child has. By the time your child reaches his/her third birthday, all of them should be present. But in just a few years, around age 5-6, he’ll start losing these temporary...

Our teeth is just a small part of our body, but they and our gums, are more important to our health than many of us realize. Without teeth is impossible to chew. Which means no more crunchy fresh fruits and vegetables, and no nuts – these...

All parents want to know that their kids peacefully sleeping at night, smiling in their sweet dreams. But some parents instead of easy breathing of their children hear the harsh sounds of gnashing and grinding teeth. It is not a rare condition. Expert say that...

Did you know that about 1 in 2000 babies are born with teeth? These teeth are called a “natal teeth”. If your baby is not one of these rare babies, he or she most likely will experience teething some time in the first year of...

Periodontal disease in children - is a serious bacterial infection. It destroys the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It is also called gum disease. The main cause of periodontal disease is the buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque contains bacteria that sticks...

Sports drinks have been on a market for decades. They started as a way to help athletes re-hydrate after robust exercise, but later they’ve gone mainstream. Nowadays you can find them side by side with sodas and fruit juices on grocery store shelves and at...

Many believe that cosmetic dentistry is only for adults, this is not so. There are pediatric dentists that specialize in this dental health area keeping in view the fact that children with dental deficiencies may require such treatment. Though some argue that that children are too...

Thumb sucking is a normal habit that we see in many infants. When babies suck on a thumb or pacifier they derive a sense of comfort and pleasure out of it. In some babies this habit is formed even before birth that is why parents...

You don’t have to keep your wisdom teeth in order to have a beautiful, healthy smile. Furthermore, if left unattended, they can cause a lot of problems in the future: they can emerge in an angle, may crowd the mouth and not fully emerge. That’s...

The veneers are probably the fastest way to a beautiful smile, and this treatment is the perfect solution for the people with cosmetic dental problems. That’s surely explains the tremendous popularity of dental veneers over the last 30 years. With the increase in popularity of...

Here we have prepared a list of short dental health facts that you and your child must know. Dropping of such little knowledge can sensitize children on importance of their dental health. An Englishman William Addis first developed modern tooth brush in 1700s. He attached...

We all find healthy white teeth attractive, but, unfortunately, sometimes our kids’ teeth not as white as we would like them to be. Below we will look into some reasons why children’s teeth might be yellow and stained, and offer some solutions for this problem. Reasons...

It is a common misconception that children do not need to visit the dentist until their secondary or permanent teeth begin to emerge. It may seem unnecessary to care for teeth that will just fall out, however, caring for primary teeth serves as a foundation...

Caring for a child’s primary teeth not only helps prevent decay and disease that can damage secondary teeth, but early care can also help build good habits that will stick with your child throughout their life. Getting your child to brush and floss his/her teeth...

Although dental care continuously improving, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss. According to National Center for Health Statistics more than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. The most common cases...

Since the variety of at-home teeth whitening products constantly growing, pediatric dentists more often than before hear the question: ”Is teeth whitening safe for my child?” To answer this question we will look into different aspects of the problem of yellowish teeth. As adult teeth are naturally...

Kids are at greater risk of catching dental infection (tooth abscess) because their immune system may not be as mature as those of adults. Apart from this, poor diet and poor oral hygiene damage teeth and it is here when bacteria get a chance to...

Wisdom Teeth: do you really need to remove them? Traditionally wisdom teeth called “wisdom” because they erupt later in life, between the ages 17 and 21. They are a third set of morals in your mouth. Usually adults have four wisdom teeth, one in each of...