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3 Reasons Your Child Should See a Pediatric Dentist

December 10, 2022

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Finding a kid’s dentist near me isn’t always easy, but it’s not impossible. At Sprout Dentistry for Kids, Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage offer safe and effective solutions that are designed to improve, treat, and enhance children’s smiles as they grow and develop. With close monitoring of any changes to teeth, gums, or their bites, a pediatric dentist can deliver kid-appropriate care in an environment that encourages positivity and excitement. Here are three reasons you should plan to take your child to a pediatric dentist.


What Parents Can Do to Combat Common Cavity Culprits

December 3, 2022

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Young smiles are prone to developing common cavities in McKinney. While parents may want to avoid them at all costs, kids are still kids, and keeping them on track with their oral hygiene isn’t always easy. Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage at Sprout Dentistry for Kids want to change that. To combat some of the most common cavity culprits, they have compiled some helpful tips parents can use to help their little ones embrace decay-free, healthier smiles.


4 Qualities of a Good Children’s Dentist

November 29, 2022

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a child smiling as they get their mouth cleaned by a pediatric dentist

As a parent, you’ve got plenty of concerns on your plate, and looking for a trustworthy, exceptional children’s dentist can be a big feat to take on. When you Google “dentist near me,” you’ll likely get dozens of results that will be overwhelming to narrow down. Fortunately, there are some key factors that you can take into account to narrow down your list of pediatric dentists so you choose the best option for your kiddo. Read on to learn four qualities that can distinguish the best from the rest.


What Can I Do to Protect My Child’s Teeth During Flu Season?

November 4, 2022

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girl snowman winter

Trying to keep your children from getting sick becomes more difficult than usual during cold-and-flu season when winter rolls around. Understandably, when they are sick it can distract you from things you might normally be on top of, such as making sure they brush their teeth. The average child will get 6-8 colds per year with most of them coming during the winter. After all, children are more prone to disease, as they constantly touch everything and chew on more than they should. Imagine needing to take them to the dentist for a cavity while they were sick. No adult wants to endure that, either. Keep reading for some tips on kids’ oral care during cold-and-flu season from a pediatric dentist in McKinney.


Root Canals for Kids: Baby Teeth Need Saving Too!

October 26, 2022

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After a day or two of complaining about a toothache, you finally take your child to their dentist. Upon examination, the pediatric dentist says they have a deep cavity and recommends a procedure that’s like a root canal for kids. But your child only has baby teeth—should the tooth just be removed entirely? In this post, you’ll learn about the treatments that can rescue your little one’s baby teeth and why early extraction isn’t the answer.


Cavities After Halloween: Good and Bad Candy for Your Child

October 17, 2022

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candy that could cause cavities after Halloween

Your child has been looking forward to trick-or-treating for months. They’ve carefully picked out their costume and dreamed about all the candy they’ll receive. But, as a concerned parent, you worry about cavities after Halloween. Is there candy that’s more smile friendly than others? How can you make sure your child makes it through without damage to their teeth? Read on to find out!


How to Respond If Your Child Knocked Out a Tooth

September 24, 2022

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When your little one is gleeful about the new gap in their grin and excitedly awaiting a visit from the Tooth Fairy, it doesn’t get much cuter than that. But what if your child knocked out a tooth unexpectedly? While this can be scary for your youngster in the moment, it can be stressful for you too. Like anything that happens without being anticipated, it’s always better to have a plan. Keep reading to find out from a pediatric emergency dentist in McKinney what you should do immediately after the tooth loss as well as learn how a dentist can restore their smile to a pain-free state.


Why Does My Baby Cry So Much? 

September 4, 2022

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crying baby

You knew having a brand-new baby would be a challenge, but your little one keeps crying no matter what you do – feeding, changing their diaper, rocking – and nothing seems to help for long. Their colic is making you miserable, and you know in your gut that something must be wrong, but what? Have you considered the possibility that your baby with colic could have a tongue tie? This post explains how colic can be caused by a tongue tie in McKinney and how the problem is treated to keep everyone happier.


3 Ways to Tell If Your Baby Has a Lip or Tongue Tie

August 18, 2022

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mom holding newborn baby who has a lip or tongue tie

Before the baby arrived, you planned on breastfeeding, but now that they’re here, you’re finding it more difficult than you thought it would be. Don’t give up on this bonding experience! Through your other mommy friends, you hear about their babies’ problems, including a lip or tongue tie. But how do you know that your baby has one? Here are three ways to tell!


What Does Your Kid Need After Children’s Tooth Extraction? These 4 Things

August 3, 2022

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child and parent resting after children’s tooth extraction

Losing baby teeth can be a fun rite of passage for kids. Having teeth extracted . . . is much less enjoyable, although sometimes necessary. For whatever reason, if your child needs to have teeth extracted, the healing process can require time and patience. What will your kid need throughout this recovery time after children’s tooth extraction? Read on to find out!

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