Wisdom Teeth Removal

Pediatric Wisdom Teeth Removal Guide

March 11, 2020 Lacy Hornsby

Wisdom teeth removal is fairly common. In fact, Americans have as many as 10 million wisdom teeth removed every year. However, many of us don’t know much about wisdom teeth or the removal procedure. What are wisdom teeth? Why do we even have wisdom teeth? How do you know if your child’s wisdom teeth need … Continue reading "Pediatric Wisdom Teeth Removal Guide"

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Braces for Kids

Ultimate Guide to Braces for Kids

March 10, 2020 Lacy Hornsby

These days, many children get braces. Kids today are sometimes excited to get braces. In their eyes, braces are a rite of passage that signals they’ll soon be teenagers and that’s exciting. As a parent, you probably have a lot of questions about braces for kids.  In this article, we will answer your questions about … Continue reading "Ultimate Guide to Braces for Kids"

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Are space maintainers really necessary

Are space maintainers really necessary?

March 08, 2020 ABC Children's Dentistry

The American Dental Association tells us that most children will have a full set of baby teeth by the time they reach the age of 3. Besides helping your child to eat his or her solid foods, baby teeth provide a crucial function by serving as placeholders for your child’s permanent teeth. But if your … Continue reading "Are space maintainers really necessary?"

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Emergency Dentists: When Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

March 06, 2020 Lacy Hornsby

Dental emergencies can be really scary, especially when they involve a child. Knowing what to expect and how to quickly address your child’s dental emergency can help you feel prepared and less anxious if you find yourself in this situation. After all, accidents happen and it’s good to be prepared. In this article, we will … Continue reading "Emergency Dentists: When Your Child Has a Dental Emergency"

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What is Laughing Gas

What is Laughing Gas?

March 04, 2020 Lacy Hornsby

If your child is anxious about seeing a dentist, you may want to ask your pediatric dentist about using laughing gas during their exam or procedure. What is laughing gas? It is a gas known as nitrous oxide that can help keep your child relaxed and calm while getting dental work done. Read on to … Continue reading "What is Laughing Gas?"

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Tooth decay in children

Fighting Tooth Decay in Children

February 19, 2020 Lacy Hornsby

Tooth decay in children (or cavities) is caused by bacteria in the mouth damaging the teeth. This bacteria is called plaque. It attaches itself to the tooth’s enamel and ultimately damages enamel as it eats away at the protective covering.  In this article, we will discuss what causes decay, as well as its symptoms and … Continue reading "Fighting Tooth Decay in Children"

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What to Expect at Your Toddler’s First Dental Visit

January 14, 2020 Lacy Hornsby

Do you know when you should take your child to visit the pediatric dentist for the first time? It’s earlier than you think! The first visit to the pediatric dentist can be exciting, but it can make some children nervous. They just aren’t sure what to expect. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare … Continue reading "What to Expect at Your Toddler’s First Dental Visit"

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Do Children Really Need Root Canals - kids

Do Children Really Need Root Canals?

Lacy Hornsby

When the pediatric dentist tells you that your child may need a root canal, your mind begins to race. You may have lots of questions or concerns.  Are root canals safe?  Do children need root canals?  How can we avoid a root canal?  What will happen during the procedure?  This guide will answer all those … Continue reading "Do Children Really Need Root Canals?"

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Making Dental Care For Kids Fun

Creative Dental Care For Kids Who Hate Brushing Their Teeth

October 18, 2019 Lacy Hornsby

Dental care for kids can feel impossible when you spend every morning and evening fighting with a child who hates to brush their teeth. However, pediatric oral care is important and this means you have to find a way to get them involved in caring for their teeth. Creative thinking is a great way to get … Continue reading "Creative Dental Care For Kids Who Hate Brushing Their Teeth"

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How to Smooth Dentist Office Visit for Children With Autism

July 19, 2019 ABC Children's Dentistry

A trip to the dentist’s office can be a frightening experience for an autistic child. But with just a bit of strategic planning, parents with autistic children can make dentist office visits go much smoother. In this issue, the San Diego child dentist experts at ABC Children’s Dentistry will share a few steps to help … Continue reading "How to Smooth Dentist Office Visit for Children With Autism"

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