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Why Is Wearing a Mouthguard So Important?

August 12, 2021

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Child wearing mouthguard in Midland

Does your child like to participate in sports during their free time? This is great for their mental and physical health. After all, getting plenty of exercise is crucial for good overall wellbeing. However, playing contact sports can increase their risk of experiencing a dental injury. This doesn’t mean that they need to refrain from these activities out of fear. That’s why mouthguards are available from their dentist. Continue reading to learn more about sports related injuries and how mouthguards can help.


How Does School Lunch Affect Your Child’s Oral Health?

July 6, 2021

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children eating school lunch

With summer slowly coming to an end, the back-to-school preparations are starting to take place. You may think you have your bases covered with new school supplies, backpacks, and clothes for the school year – but what about lunch? It might be the last thing on your mind since their cafeteria offers food, but your child’s choices can leave a lasting mark on their smile. Here’s how different school lunches can affect your little one’s oral health.


What Age Is Best for Buying Your Child an Electric Toothbrush?

June 22, 2021

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Child brushing her teeth

You always try to guide your children in the right direction. Whether you’re encouraging them to do well in school or be kind to those around them, having guidance is important. Another way that you try to help out your kids is by teaching them about the importance of maintaining excellent oral hygiene. After all, no one wants to be spending extra time in the dental chair having cavities filled or extractions. But when is the right time to switch them to an electric toothbrush for an optimal clean? Here is what you need to know.


Fluoride: The Safe & Simple Way to Prevent Cavities in Kids

June 17, 2021

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Young girl getting a fluoride treatment for preventing cavities in kids

It’s no secret: kids get cavities. In fact, the CDC reports that tooth decay is the number one most common chronic childhood disease! Unfortunately, there are a variety of factors that put children at an increased risk of cavities, like thinner enamel on baby teeth, bad brushing habits, and unhealthy diets. But there’s a safe and simple way to protect your little one’s precious smile from decay thanks to fluoride treatments! Read on to learn more about this fast and reliable service and why they come so highly recommended by children’s dentists!


4 Interesting Facts about Children’s Dental Health Every Parent Needs to Know

May 27, 2021

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circle of kids smiling

If you’re honest with yourself, you have to admit that there are many situations where you’re making up parenting as you go. Unfortunately, raising a child doesn’t come with a manual, and it can be challenging to sift through all the advice available. However, there are some important facts about children’s dental health you should know and understand so that you can help your child stay healthy as they grow from infancy through adulthood.


Teething Baby? Here’s Advice for Helping Them Sleep

May 12, 2021

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teething baby

Before having kids, you “knew” there would be challenges, but honestly, nothing prepared you for the difficulties of teething. All of a sudden your baby is fussy all the time and won’t sleep, which makes them even more cranky! What can you do to give you both the rest you desperately need? Here are some simple tips to get you and your little one through the night.


The History of Pediatric Dentistry

April 28, 2021

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Closeup of child during checkup for pediatric dentistry Midland

Did you know that the history of dentistry goes all the way back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome? While dental care has a long history that takes it to the modern day, pediatric dentistry is a much newer subject. Specialized dental treatments and services for children didn’t become relevant until the 1900s! Even so, it too has come a long way in improving the lives and smiles of children around the world. Let’s take a closer look at the incredible history of pediatric dentistry and why it matters for your child today.


Is Your Child Developing “Shark Teeth?” Here’s What to Do!

April 16, 2021

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Closeup of child with shark teeth two rows of teeth

As a parent, you already know that life doesn’t always go as planned sometimes. So what happens when your child’s highly-anticipated permanent teeth start to come in before their baby teeth have come out? Seeing two rows of teeth in your little one’s smile may be alarming at first, but it’s usually nothing to worry about. This phenomenon is called “shark teeth” since sharks also get rows of teeth. Read on as we take a closer look at this unique condition and what you should do if your child develops it.


Is Your Baby Teething? Here’s How You Can Tell

March 20, 2021

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a parent holding their child as the child smiles

Nobody hands you a guide on how your baby’s mouth is supposed to develop, and if this is your first kiddo, you may not even know at what age their first tooth should pop into their mouth. Fortunately, that’s what professionals are for! Around four to seven months old, they’ll likely begin teething. This will signify that their teeth are beginning to come through the gum line. Read on to learn what to look out for as your baby starts to teethe.


How Can Thumb-Sucking Affect Your Child’s Oral Health?

March 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — midlandkidsdentist @ 4:50 pm
a child laughing and playing in front of a window

Pacifier use and thumb-sucking are two completely natural habits that kids develop to help them feel comforted and safe. However, once they get to a certain age, it can start to impact the way their mouth forms, causing a variety of issues that they’ll need to deal with as they get older. Read on to learn about how you can discourage older children to stop thumb-sucking, and what issues can result as they age if they continue this habit.

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