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Sprout Dentistry For Kids Blog

Why the Tongue-Tie is Becoming More of a Common Problem

January 28, 2021

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a mother and her baby lying on a bed laughing and playing together

Although it may seem as if a lip or tongue-tie in McKinney is a recent phenomenon, the truth is that these natural birth defects have been occurring for centuries. The change is how women are choosing to feed their babies, which is ultimately the reason many parents are turning to their pediatric dentists to inquire about a frenectomy for their little one. At Sprout Dentistry for Kids, Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage are able to provide safe and effective treatment should you being to notice problems while attempting to nurse at home. Read on to learn what signs to look for as a breastfeeding mother and what we can do to help.   

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Children’s Dental Health Month: Tips to Improve Your Little One’s Smile

January 8, 2021

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a little girl wearing a blue dress and smiling wide

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This means your child’s pediatric dentist will focus their attention on the importance of dental care at an early age as well as providing you, the parent, with valuable tips to encourage and inspire your child to maintain good oral hygiene at home. Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage firmly believe in patient and parent education, which is why this article focuses on beneficial ways you can make oral health an important aspect of your child’s life. Read on to learn more about children’s dental health in McKinney and what you can do to ensure their smile in on the right track.

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Discover the Oral Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

December 22, 2020

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a mother nursing her baby while seated on a couch

Are you a nursing parent? Did you know that breastfeeding offers many great benefits to both you and your child, especially as it pertains to your oral health? Apart from its ability to fight infections and reduce the chances of SIDS in infants, it can also positively impact both you and your baby’s teeth and gums in various ways. The following article about nursing and oral health in McKinney explains the benefits of breastfeeding that will leave you and your little one with a healthier smile.

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How to Know if Your Child’s Tongue is Resting in the Proper Position

December 9, 2020

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a little girl smiling while seated at her desk at school

Is it possible for your child’s tongue to be in the improper position? Surprisingly, yes it is. If you’re thinking there’s no way you can incorrectly position this large muscle inside your mouth, ask yourself the question, “Have you ever bitten your tongue?” Chances are that both you and your child have done this, as have nearly 50% of all Americans. To find out if your little one needs help with proper tongue position in McKinney, read on to hear what Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage say on the topic and what can be done to remedy this common problem.

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Discover the Benefits to Using Laser Dentistry for Children

November 25, 2020

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a little girl smiling and giving her dentist a high-five after her appointment

Does your child need oral surgery? Has their pediatric dentist recommended treatment for tooth decay that requires a dental filling? Fortunately, these often “scary” procedures no longer have to be cause for anxiety or stress. At Sprout Dentistry for Kids, Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage are pleased to offer laser dentistry for children in McKinney using the Solea CO2 dental laser. Offering a less invasive approach to dental procedures, children can now undergo a pain-free experience that results in better oral health. Read on to learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry and how it can positively impact your child’s smile.

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What You Can Do to Maximize Your Child’s Dental Benefits This Year

November 4, 2020

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a little girl smiling at her dentist during a regular checkup

It is safe to say that 2020 threw everyone a curveball with the ongoing pandemic. Because of COVID-19, many young patients were unable to see their pediatric dentist for regular checkups and cleanings, and unfortunately, your children’s dental insurance coverage won’t offer any benefit extension. This is why Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage strongly recommend you maximize your child’s plan while there is still time. Since these benefits will not roll over, it is in your best interest and that of your child to get the most out of your coverage, as it will not only put more money back into your pocket, but it will more importantly keep your little one’s smile healthier as they enter into a new year. Read on to learn what you can do before 2020 ends.

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Discover the Benefits of Early Detection and Treatment for Proper Airway and Breathing in Children

October 27, 2020

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a mother holding her daughter while outside, both smiling and enjoying time together

As a parent, it is no surprise that one of the most common concerns is the current state of your child’s oral and overall health. As they grow, they will experience a wide array of changes, many of which can positively or negatively impact their well-being, development, and ability to succeed academically. If your child is experiencing an obstruction in their airway in McKinney, they can be faced with a myriad of complications the longer they go without proper treatment. Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage want to help you avoid these potential problems by further explaining the many benefits that come with early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Lip and Tongue-Tie Terminology: What You Need to Know

October 15, 2020

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a baby sticking its tongue out and smiling

When learning your child has a tongue or lip tie in McKinney, you may feel overwhelmed by the information you find while researching this common condition. As pediatric dentists, Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage can eliminate any confusion and provide a clear and concise explanation of what is happening in your child’s mouth and how it can be treated safely and effectively. But in order to understand some of the terminologies that will likely be used when discussing potential treatment, read on to familiarize yourself with the common verbiage you can expect to hear from your child’s dental team.

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What is Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing?

September 19, 2020

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A young boy asleep in bed while lying on his side

Are you worried your child isn’t sleeping well? Do you notice they breathe through their mouth? Is their behavior at home or school causing you to wonder if it could be related to their inability to achieve adequate rest? The answer could be that your child is experiencing sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). As board-certified pediatric dentists in McKinney, Dr. Justin and Dr. Sage are here to provide further explanation as to what you should look for and how to know if your child is at risk for SDB. 

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How to Help Your Child Sleep Better During This Stressful Time

August 16, 2020

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a young child asleep lying on their stomach with their head on a pillow

The current changes that are happening throughout the world are having a substantial impact on not only adults but children as well. When you combine a global pandemic that requires everyone to wear a face mask when going out in public with the start of a new and uncertain school year, it should come as no surprise these stressful situations are just a few reasons behind trouble sleeping for kids in McKinney. As a parent, take a few moments to discover what you can do to help your little one sleep and breathe better during this difficult time.

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