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When Should My Child Start Receiving Fluoride?

August 29, 2023

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young boy brushing with fluoride toothpaste

Keeping young smiles healthy and cavity-free requires regular six-month dental checkups and teeth cleanings, routine brushing, flossing, and rinsing at home, eating a healthy diet, and getting adequate fluoride exposure. But is fluoride safe for children? A pediatric dentist explains why this natural mineral is beneficial for the health and longevity of your little one’s smile and when it’s a good time to start incorporating it into their regular oral hygiene routine.


Should I Have My Toddler’s Lip-Tie Treated?

August 10, 2023

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toddler with a lip-tie

Now that your little one has grown beyond infancy and entered toddlerhood, you may find there are discoveries that either didn’t exist or were not as evident before. Lip-ties may not present themselves as a problem when your little one is a baby; however, as they get older, the change in their facial development may cause this band of tissue to impose greater restriction, making it harder for them to perform normal daily tasks. To find out the kind of issues your little one may develop as a result of a lip-tie, keep reading.


Implement These 4 Habits to Ace Your Next Dental Exam

July 16, 2023

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Girl smiling with teeth as she prepares to get on yellow school bus with other children

Summer vacation is coming to an end, and soon the school year will start up again! It’s easy to forget the basics when you’re overwhelmed with the back-to-school season, but it’s important to maintain your oral health. Protecting your smile can help get your semester off to a good start! Showing off your pearly whites is the key to making a good impression on your teachers and classmates. Here are 4 habits to ace your next dental exam!


Should My Child Have a Frenectomy or Frenotomy?

June 23, 2023

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baby with a tongue tie

You notice that your child is having difficulty nursing and is often fussy. They struggle with colic and acid reflux, and you find yourself struggling to make it through the day because of the exhaustive attempts to feed your baby throughout the night. You may not realize it, but there is a good chance your child has a lip or tongue tie. But how can it be fixed? A pediatric dentist is here to explain the difference between two different procedures – a frenectomy versus a frenotomy and which one is right for your little one.


Does My Child’s Baby Tooth Need a Filling?

June 6, 2023

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boy smiling

Baby teeth are only in place for a short amount of time. While they are considered placeholders for permanent teeth, many parents believe it is not necessary to worry about their condition, especially since “they’ll fall out eventually.” Unfortunately, this kind of mindset can lead to serious oral health problems for children as they welcome their adult teeth. If you notice that your child has a cavity, you may wonder if a filling is necessary for baby teeth. Hear from a trusted pediatric dentist who can explain why treatment is essential as well as what you can do to avoid it in the first place.


5 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies This Summer

May 31, 2023

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children splashing their parents in a pool

Summer’s here, which means that your family’s daily routine will change because school’s out! Whether you’re going on vacation, taking a road trip, or just planning on staying in, having extra time in your schedule can upend you and your child’s oral hygiene routine. As a result, you could experience dental emergencies, like tooth infections or dental damage, that ruin your plan to soak up the sun. Read on for five dental hygiene tips to avoid a trip to your emergency dentist this summer.


Tongue-Tie Can Affect Your Baby’s Nutrition

May 26, 2023

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Baby wearing a suit sticking out his tongueMany children are born with a lip or tongue tie, but it may not be found until after certain complications occur with an infant’s development. Feeding difficulties are common signs your little one may need a frenectomy. The simple, minimally invasive procedure gives your infant the mobility they need to maintain a nutritious diet. Here’s how a tied lip or tongue can affect your child’s diet, especially as they transition to solids.


3 Tips to Help Your Child Brush Their Teeth with Confidence

April 25, 2023

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a mother and child brushing their teeth together

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sproutdentistryforkids @ 9:35 pm
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.

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