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3 Facts Every Parent Should Know About Their Child’s Teeth

March 12, 2024

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Picture of a smiling child

Sometimes, parents are surprised to learn that pediatric dentistry is its own unique specialty. This is because children’s teeth are obviously incredibly different from those of adults, as are their particular dental needs.

This also means that parents often have a lot to learn in order to take care of their children’s oral health. Here are some dental facts that you ought to know if you’re a parent.


3 Tooth Fairy Myths from Around the World

February 5, 2024

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illustration of the tooth fairy

For centuries, the enchanting tale of the tooth fairy has captivated children worldwide, offering a whimsical explanation for the transition from baby teeth to adult ones. While in America, we envision the tooth fairy as a petite pink sprite, slipping beneath pillows to exchange teeth for coins, other cultures have woven their own unique narratives around this cherished myth. Keep reading to explore how various cultures around the world interpret and celebrate the folklore of the tooth fairy.


Toddler Development and Lip Ties: A Closer Look

January 12, 2024

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Dentist looking at a child's lip tie

Parenthood is a journey full of joy, milestones, and sometimes—unexpected challenges. One of these that might go unnoticed but could still significantly affect your toddler is a lip tie. But what is a lip tie, and how can it affect a toddler’s development?  Continue reading to delve into lip ties, exploring their effects on toddlers and how removing them can contribute to a better quality of life.


Bright Smiles with Special Needs: An Oral Hygiene Guide for Children

December 15, 2023

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Child with special needs at the dentist

Caring for a child’s oral health is essential for their overall well-being, but it can be particularly challenging for children with special needs. These children may face unique dental concerns due to their specific conditions, making it important for parents and caregivers to create tailored oral hygiene routines.

If you’re a parent needing effective strategies for supporting good oral health in your special needs children, continue reading.


Tissue Troubles: Will My Child’s Lip or Tongue Tie Resolve Itself?

November 7, 2023

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Nose to chin view of a newborn with a tongue tie

If you’ve noticed that your baby has challenges latching or falling asleep while breastfeeding, they could have a tongue or a lip tie. Many well-meaning but perhaps ill-informed professionals tell new parents that the problem will mend itself in time, but is that the truth? Because the issue impacts your child’s well-being, it’s important to know! Keep reading to learn more about his common concern and how your pediatric dentist can help.


Caring for Tender Teeth: What Parents Can Do When Children Have Teeth Sensitivity

October 13, 2023

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A father and daughter brushing together to fight teeth sensitivity

Children have a lot more going on than we realize. Between naps, chores, and having to eat their vegetables, they can get swamped easily. However, as a parent, you know it’s important that they make time for oral care every day. But what can you do if your little one says their teeth hurt, or if they have sensitivities to brushing?

If you want to learn some helpful tips to keep their tooth troubles at bay, continue reading. You’ll find ways to help your child with their tender teeth.


The Recovery Process for a Frenectomy

September 19, 2023

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a baby laughing while being examined by a dentist

Lip and tongue ties are more commonly diagnosed nowadays due to the fact that parents are more familiar with what symptoms to look out for. If you just learned that your child could benefit from a frenectomy, which is the treatment for these conditions, you’ll likely want to know what the recovery process will look like. Read on to learn what post-operative effects you’ll be supporting your child through, as well as how long healing will take.


Can Pacifiers Lead to Poor Dental Health for Children?

August 24, 2023

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a baby sucking on a pacifier

Between 60 and 85 percent of babies use pacifiers. In fact, it’s a completely healthy and natural habit that babies develop to help self-soothe and feel at-ease. If your little one is a thumb or pacifier-sucker, there’s no need to ween them off as infants, but once they get into toddlerhood, it’s a good idea to consider taking those initial steps to stopping. This is primarily because once they get bigger and their teeth begin erupting, non-nutritive habits can impact their dental development. Read on to learn about both the pros and cons of pacifier usage.  


A Guide to Your Child’s Baby Teeth

July 6, 2023

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Baby with erupting teeth

When you are a new parent, there are all sorts of uncertainties. It can be difficult to know when your child’s baby teeth will come in and fall out. Getting a first tooth and losing a first tooth are both huge milestones, and they are exciting for both parents and children. Here’s what you should know about your child’s baby teeth so you know what to expect as they continue to grow.


A Guide to Two-Year Molars for Parents

June 22, 2023

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A baby teething next to their parent

Perhaps you want all your tyke’s baby teeth to emerge. After all, getting an infant through the teething process is a challenge. However, you’ll first need to help with a final task: managing your child’s two-year molars. These four pearly whites cause discomfort as they erupt, so carefully guide your little one. Luckily, your Midland pediatric dentist is here with advice. Read on to learn the symptoms of two-year molars, how to manage their pain, and signs they need dental care.

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