Can Children Have Wisdom Teeth Removed Early?

January 21, 2023 ABC Children's Dentistry

Wisdom teeth, or “third molars,” are, for most children, the last teeth to emerge in the back of the mouth.  Named for the fact that they generally appear once a child has reached adult age, wisdom teeth can actually begin causing problems much sooner than age 18.  In fact, many parents wonder–could some of the … Continue reading "Can Children Have Wisdom Teeth Removed Early?"

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Quick Facts

November 05, 2022 ABC Children's Dentistry

Wisdom tooth removal is a reality for many young people.  Most children who have impacted wisdom teeth have them removed at some point, since an impacted tooth can push other teeth out of alignment and cause other problems.  However, there are several important things to consider if you are thinking of having your child’s wisdom … Continue reading "Wisdom Teeth Removal Quick Facts"

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Fluoride or Not? A Children’s Dentists Perspective

September 12, 2022 ABC Children's Dentistry

One of the most common questions parents ask during a child’s first dental checkup is when to start fluoride treatments.  The general consensus among pediatric dentists has shifted over the past few years.  At one time, dentists advised parents to wait on fluoride until a child was older, but now, thanks to new understandings of … Continue reading "Fluoride or Not? A Children’s Dentists Perspective"

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Injuries to Children’s Teeth

August 30, 2022 ABC Children's Dentistry

A childhood tooth injury can be a frightening experience for both parent and child.  Children suffer tooth injuries from falls, playing and sports at a relatively high rate, so it pays to be ready in case something happens.  Having a plan to deal with chipped, cracked or even completely “knocked out” teeth will help you … Continue reading "Injuries to Children’s Teeth"

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Taking the Fear Out of Dental Visits for Children With Special Needs

June 09, 2022 ABC Children's Dentistry

Every parent knows that trips to the dentist can be fraught with fear and anxiety, but for parents of children with special needs, this problem may be magnified.  Depending on the cause of the fear, children with special needs may find a visit to the dentist completely overwhelming or too frightening to continue.  Of course, … Continue reading "Taking the Fear Out of Dental Visits for Children With Special Needs"

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Planning For Summer Break and Kid’s Dental Health

April 26, 2022 ABC Children's Dentistry

Summer is such a fun time for families, especially those with children.  Going to the beach, the amusement park or on trips to visit family is great; so is staying home for backyard cookouts and neighborhood fun! Of course, you also want to be sure that your children observe good dental habits while they are … Continue reading "Planning For Summer Break and Kid’s Dental Health"

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The ABCs of Children’s Dental Care

March 07, 2022 ABC Children's Dentistry

Children need good dental care starting from the moment their first teeth arrive.  However, parents are often confused about how they can support the development of good dental habits while, at the same time, making dental care fun for children so they will want to continue.  Here are a few easy-to-remember tips we call the … Continue reading "The ABCs of Children’s Dental Care"

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How To Encourage Good Dental Habits in Kids

February 14, 2022 ABC Children's Dentistry

If you are concerned that your little ones aren’t developing good dental habits, there is no reason to worry!  Fostering great dental health in kids is actually quite simple if you follow the right process consistently.  Here are some tips from ABC Dental on creating the right mindset and encouraging good dental habits in kids … Continue reading "How To Encourage Good Dental Habits in Kids"

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This Year’s Plan for Healthy Smiles

January 10, 2022 ABC Children's Dentistry

As a parent, you always have your child’s best interests at heart, and that includes his or her dental care.  You want your child to have a healthy smile, and you know that includes regular brushing, flossing, and staying away from sugary snacks.  But what if your child needs dental care beyond the basics?  One … Continue reading "This Year’s Plan for Healthy Smiles"

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Holiday Candy and Children’s Dental Health

December 07, 2021 ABC Children's Dentistry

The holidays are here, and with them comes lots of fun things to eat.  Many holiday treats that your children enjoy contain large amounts of sugar, both in liquid and solid form.  These treats can have a negative impact on your child’s dental health, so knowing how to spot and limit treats that may promote … Continue reading "Holiday Candy and Children’s Dental Health"

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