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The True Importance of your Child’s Baby Teeth

February 28, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 6:27 am
Child with baby teeth

Most people remember what it was like lose their first baby tooth, the strange mix of fear and excitement that comes with advancing to the next stage of life. Still, most people lose all of their baby teeth without ever really understanding why they had them in the first place.

In fact, if you asked most people, they may not be able to give you a good answer for why baby teeth are necessary from a dental perspective, and why it’s so important to care for teeth that are going to come out anyway.

If you’ve ever been curious, here are a few key reasons why the baby teeth are so important, along with what your child can do to protect theirs.


3 Things You Should Be Looking For In Your Pediatric Dentist

February 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 6:24 am
Child talking to a dentist

For parents, finding someone that you can trust your child’s oral health to can be a tall order. There’s of course the challenge of finding someone with the right qualifications to treat children, but there are often other things that parents want from their child’s dentist. Even worse, parents can sometimes worry that they’re missing something, that there’s something they should be stressed about even if they aren’t.

Thankfully, the choice doesn’t actually have to be that complicated. Here are a few things you can look for to ensure that the dentist you’re picking for your child is a good one.


Can I Help Remove My Child’s Loose Baby Tooth?

January 26, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 1:30 am
Child smiles

Baby teeth normally fall out without any intervention, and pulling them too early can disrupt how they help the adult teeth and facial structures develop. However, sometimes a loose tooth can cause a child a lot of discomfort. If your child’s tooth is ready to come out, there are a few ways you can help remove it while minimizing the risk of oral injuries. Here’s a brief guide to how you can assist a troublesome baby tooth on its way out of your child’s gums.


Pediatric Picks: Top Children’s Books to Reduce Dental Anxiety

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 8:55 pm
Child reading a dental anxiety book with her mother

Is your child feeling anxious about visiting the dentist? Dental anxiety is common among children, but there are ways to help alleviate their fears and make dental visits a positive experience. One of the best ways to help them cope with their anxious feeling is through the power of reading! Here are some of the best books that can help you explain dentistry to your child.


4 Foods for Children to Chow Down that Improve Their Oral Health

December 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 7:17 pm
Little boy in a striped shirt holding orange slices over his eyes

As parents, one of our greatest responsibilities is to care for our children’s physical health, including their teeth and gums, until they’re old enough to do so on their own. You probably try to ensure they eat well-balanced meals so that their bodies have what they need to grow healthy and strong. Did you know, though, that some foods are particularly beneficial for their oral well-being? Read on to learn about 4 things to include in their diet to keep their smile in tip-top shape!


3 Dentist-Approved Stocking Stuffers for Your Children

December 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 5:25 pm
Two stockings hanging over the fireplace

Now that the holidays are here, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your child’s stocking. There are plenty of options to consider, of course, but if you’re worried about your child’s smile, you may want to prioritize gifts that are good for oral health. Your pediatric dentist is here with 3 suggestions for stocking stuffers that can be excellent gifts for your little one.


Here Are Three Teeth-Friendly Snacks for Children

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 10:34 pm
Smiling child

Kids love snack time. Having a little tasty treat between meals can provide a growing body with essential nutrients and help them have energy to remain engaged throughout the day. Unfortunately, many popular snack foods are full of added sugars, artificial ingredients, and refined flour that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Here are a few healthy alternatives to keep your child’s smile strong when snack time rolls around again.


4 Useful Dental Tips That Every New Parent Should Know

November 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 5:32 pm
a parent brushing her child’s teeth

As a parent, few things feel better than knowing that your child is both happy and healthy—and much of this starts with their dental health. Unfortunately, this aspect of childcare can be overlooked early on, simply because children aren’t immediately born with teeth. Keep reading for a few useful tips from your trusted pediatric dentist that are certain to help you set your little one’s smile up for a bright future!


Use it or Lose It: Maximize Your Child’s Dental Insurance

October 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 12:02 pm
A young boy receiving care from a dentist

With dental insurance, you may think more about your own coverage. That’s only natural – people want to save money on their smile’s care. Still, is your child covered under your current policy? If so, you should maximize their dental insurance benefits as well. That approach gives them a healthy grin at a low cost for the whole family. Fortunately, your Garland pediatric dentist can offer some pointers. Here are four ways to get the most from your kid’s dental coverage.


Know What You’re Up Against! The Best and Worst Halloween Candies for Your Child’s Dental Health

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 11:59 pm

Children love dressing up as zombies on Halloween, but nobody wants to have a zombie’s teeth year-round. While Halloween is a great time to have spooky fun, a heaping pillowcase full of candy can lead to nasty oral health problems long after the sweets are gone. Here’s a guide from your local pediatric dentist to help you know which candies are safer than others and how to mitigate the risks when your child is enjoying their Halloween haul.

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