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Sprout Dentistry For Kids Blog

3 Tips to Help Your Child Brush Their Teeth with Confidence

April 25, 2023

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It can be difficult to help your child understand the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth every day, but with the proper motivation and oral hygiene instruments, they can keep their pearly whites happy and healthy for a lifetime. If you’re having a hard time encouraging your little one to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine, read on for three tips that can help aid your efforts!


4 Common Myths About Lip & Tongue-Ties

April 20, 2023

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a parent holding their smiling infant

Lip and tongue-ties are being more commonly diagnosed than ever before due to parents’ increased knowledge about these conditions, like knowing what signs to look out for that could indicate their infant is affected. However, there’s also misinformation out there, making it difficult to decipher fact from fiction and causing misunderstandings. Read on to learn four common myths about lip and tongue-ties that have been debunked.


Why Are My Child’s Teeth So Sensitive?

March 26, 2023

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child holding their cheek in pain

As spring settles in and temperatures start to rise your kids may already be starting to ask you for popsicles, ice cream, and other treats to help them cool down. That’s completely normal, and if done in moderation, their dentist probably won’t mind all that much.

In fact, their dentist would probably be more concerned if they weren’t interested in anything cold at all; this could be a sign they have sensitive teeth, which could cause them discomfort when they eat. If your child says that they’re dealing with this issue, here’s why that could be and what you could do about it.


3 Toys That Can Get Kids Excited about Dentistry

March 5, 2023

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Child playing with an oversized denture

Any parent will tell you that getting a child to take care of their teeth can be a tall order, much less actually getting them to the dentist’s office. Often, it seems like parents have to work incredibly hard just to get their kids to do the bare minimum.

Wouldn’t it be nice if your kids actually cared about their teeth, and looked forward to taking care of them? Getting that to happen can be much easier said than done, but is far from impossible. For one, there are some dental toys that may actually help to get them excited about the field! Here are a few examples.


What Do Parents Need to Know About Two-Year Molars?

February 24, 2023

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illustration of mother and child with dentist

As your child progressively loses all their baby teeth, the last ones left will nearly always be their two-year molars. They are also the final teeth to come in for babies and may do so one at a time. First molars usually come in at 13-19 months on the top row and 14-18 months on the bottom row, while the second ones arrive at about 25-33 months on top and 23-21 on the bottom. Not only is teething usually unpleasant for babies, but it can also be tough for parents to navigate as well. Read on to learn from a pediatric dentist in McKinney about signs two-year molars are coming in, pain management tips, and indications your little one needs an appointment scheduled.


Will a Pacifier Affect the Development of My Baby’s Teeth?

February 16, 2023

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Dummies, binkies, pacis…no matter what you call them, pacifiers are a favorite of many parents and babies alike. Babies find them very soothing, and a parent is always interested in solutions when their child is crying. The catch comes if a child sticks with pacifier use for too long as they grow. Dental problems can develop, which is important for parents who need a good reason to take the ever-popular item away for good. Read on to learn more from a pediatric dentist in McKinney.


5 Tips to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

February 8, 2023

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group of children smiling

February is an important month for your child’s smile. That’s because it’s Children’s Dental Health Month! This is a time dedicated to celebrating their pearly whites and focusing on the best ways to care for their smile. Need some help figuring out the best way to celebrate? Continue reading to learn about five tips for keeping your child’s smile healthy and bright during Children’s Dental Health Month and beyond.


When Baby Teeth Fall Out & Come In

January 12, 2023

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A baby showing teeth

As a parent, you need to track many aspects of your child’s life. Such things can include their nutritional intake, education, and so on. For a kid’s first few years, though, one crucial factor is oral health. In particular, knowing when their baby teeth erupt or fall out can keep their smile in prime condition. Luckily, your Allen dentist can give you the relevant facts. Here, then, is a summary of when to expect a baby’s teeth to erupt and fall out.


3 Reasons Your Child Should See a Pediatric Dentist

December 10, 2022

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Pediatric dentist and child

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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a mother and daughter

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.

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