Preparing Your Child for the Dentist: The Power of Storytelling

February 19, 2024

Visiting the dentist can often be intimidating and overwhelming for young children. However, introducing them to the idea of a dentist’s visit through captivating storytelling can truly make a difference. The professionals at ABC Children’s Dentistry fully grasp the significance of creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for our little patients during their dental visits, … Continue reading "Preparing Your Child for the Dentist: The Power of Storytelling"

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Root Canals and Alternatives

December 17, 2023

Many parents of young children are reluctant to have their pediatric dentist perform a root canal, even if it is recommended.  What is a root canal, and is it necessary and safe for children?  What are the alternatives to a root canal that parents can consider? Root Canals for Children Under 16 A root canal … Continue reading "Root Canals and Alternatives"

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A Timeline for Your Child’s Dental Care

October 26, 2023

If you are trying to establish a lifelong timeline for your child’s dental care, you are not alone.  Most parents struggle at some point with understanding just when they should be on the lookout for certain stages of dental development, and how they should resolve any problems that arise during these stages.  Here is a … Continue reading "A Timeline for Your Child’s Dental Care"

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Dealing with Wisdom Tooth Pain and Problems

July 09, 2023

If your older child is “cutting” wisdom teeth, he or she may be faced with weeks of ongoing pain and discomfort.  How can you relieve this pain, and how do you know if wisdom teeth should be removed?  It is important to understand the progression of wisdom teeth eruption or growth and when to take … Continue reading "Dealing with Wisdom Tooth Pain and Problems"

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Autistic Children and Pediatric Dentistry

March 20, 2023

Dental visits can be challenging for children on the autism spectrum.  While some children adapt very well to the dentist’s chair, others are frightened or find the visit difficult to tolerate.  There are quite a number of factors that contribute to this issue, including physical touch, lights, sounds and the introduction of new people and … Continue reading "Autistic Children and Pediatric Dentistry"

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Can Children Have Wisdom Teeth Removed Early?

January 21, 2023

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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Fluoride or Not? A Children’s Dentists Perspective

September 12, 2022

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

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

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

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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