Your kids are playing innocently at the park while you watch them from the bench. Suddenly, your youngest is screaming and flails on the ground in pain. You run over to comfort him to discover that his tooth has been knocked out clear from its socket.
All children need dental care, even extraordinary and exceptional children for whom visiting the dentist may be a challenge. Children have fears, may have difficulty being still, and sometimes require a strict adherence to a specific routine to feel at ease.
Is your child afraid to go to the dentist? Whether this is their first visit or the fear is a recent development since the last visit, it can be difficult to know what to do. Dental appointments are absolutely crucial for oral health and are a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. Easing a child’s fears now can eliminate dental anxiety for the rest of their life. Try these strategies for calming your child’s fear of going to the dentist.
Toddlers are like a sponge, soaking up everything they learn about the world around them. That’s why these years are critical when it comes to laying the foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits. Even better, toddlers are enthusiastic learners—teach them to brush and they’ll brush with gusto! Here are some tips for helping your little one have a bright, healthy smile through their toddler years and beyond.
Many parents are concerned about their children’s thumb sucking habits, so before we get started, let’s make one thing clear: thumb sucking is normal. It’s not something to be concerned about in young children. Babies often start sucking their thumbs while they’re still in the womb—it’s no wonder it’s such a hard habit to break! The action of sucking helps infants self-soothe and once established, the habit often extends into early childhood. Here are the facts about thumb sucking.
The practice of orthodontics has undergone a dramatic shift as we come to understand the importance of early intervention. While many of our patients’ parents started orthodontic treatment as teenagers, we know now that it’s better to start at a much younger age for best results. If you’re considering early orthodontics for your child, here’s what you can expect.
Your child will grow teeth within the first several years of their lives. It can be an exciting but difficult time for parents and children. Much is changing and there will be an adjustment period for everyone. By knowing what is coming, you can make sure that you are ready to help your child through it. Here is what to expect when your child’s teeth start coming in.
As your little one grows up, they will get new teeth. Baby teeth fall out and that can be a stressful and exhilarating time. There are, however, a few things that you should know before the teeth start to disappear. Here is what to expect when your child begins to lose baby teeth.
Regular dental visits are just as important for kids as for adults. While it is true that baby teeth will fall out anyway, now is the time to set good oral health habits that will …