Dr. Angelica Rohner
Pediatric Dentistry Blog
March 11, 2020
Updated March 11, 2020
This document has been updated as of March 11, 2020, following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the latest information about COVID-19 including how it spreads, prevention, treatment, and symptoms, visit the CDC’s website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/index.html. Printable PDFs on “What you need to know” and “What to do if you are sick” are available in English, Spanish and Simplified Chinese. COVID-19 Basics
February 7, 2020
February is about much more than hearts and chocolates—it’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month! It’s the perfect reason to take a break from Valentine’s Day class parties and conversation hearts to appreciate your son or daughter’s smile. To keep that precious smile happy and healthy for the rest of their life, it’s important that you set them up with great dental habits now. Here are some practical tips from your pediatric dentist in Birmingham to make oral healthcare fun and exciting for your little one!(more…)
January 7, 2020
It’s estimated that 30 to 40 million Americans are scared of seeing the dentist. Although many people’s phobia began in childhood, there are some easy ways to help your child avoid fear from the very beginning. One of the best places to start is bringing them to a board-certified pediatric dentist in Birmingham, which is somewhat like a “pediatrician of dentistry.” With specialized training to address the unique needs of children, they provide outstanding care in a fun, kid-friendly environment. You can also use the 4 tips below to prepare your child for their first visit. By helping them feel comfortable now, they’ll have a healthy smile from the start and avoid the fears that plague so many adults!(more…)
December 19, 2019
You’ve just finished wrapping the last of your child’s gifts and setting them under the tree. You’ve bought milk and made cookies to lay out for Santa Claus. Still, you have the strange feeling that you’ve forgotten something. You look at the fireplace and realize you forgot to buy stocking stuffers! Luckily, a pediatric dentist in Birmingham is here with seven ideas for stocking stuffers that are also healthy for your child’s teeth.(more…)
November 9, 2019
The holidays are all about spending quality time with your family and getting the most from everyone’s time off of work and school. In addition to all of that, your schedule is also going to be packed full of family gatherings and holiday parties that are sure to have a massive dessert table. Your little one’s change in daily routine and diet can open the door for oral health problems to develop, and the last thing you need on your plate is an unexpected visit to your child’s pediatric dentist in Birmingham thanks to a severe toothache. Read on for four holiday tips to keep your little one’s mouth cavity-free.(more…)
October 13, 2019
If your child grinds and clenches their teeth at night, you’re not the only parent that is looking for a remedy. According to the Akron Children’s Hospital, nearly three out of every 10 children have Bruxism. While most of them outgrow this condition, it’s still important to protect their fragile and developing smile from becoming damaged. Your child could be grinding their teeth for a number of reasons, but no matter what the cause is, it’s important for them to visit their children’s dentist in Birmingham for treatment. Read on to learn about what bruxism can do to your little one’s mouth and how to prevent problems from occurring.(more…)
September 3, 2019
There are a lot of stereotypes about things that kids don’t like, like vegetables, bath time, and school, to name a few. Unfortunately, many of them also dislike brushing their teeth. However, your pediatric dentist in Birmingham has some ideas to make brushing teeth more fun for your little one. Here are 4 tips to encourage them to brush more often.
August 3, 2019
Taking care of your teeth is a lifelong process that pays off when you’re older. Sometimes, as a child, it’s easy for them to put their oral health on the backburner when they’re exhausted at the end of the school day. As a parent, you want them to be able to enjoy their natural teeth for decades to come, that’s why you get worried each time they get a cavity. A pediatric dentist in Birmingham offers five oral-health-conscious foods to sneak into your little one’s lunchbox to help protect their mouth and keep them from experiencing dental distractions throughout the school year. (more…)
July 31, 2019
Little kids generally don’t like brushing and flossing. That is an unfortunate fact of the universe. However, it’s important to try any way you can to get them to take care of their teeth and prevent cavities. Children might love sweets, but they certainly won’t love the pain that comes with getting a cavity! Is there a surefire way to get your little one to brush and floss? A pediatric dentist in Birmingham offers some tips to help.
June 16, 2019
There seems to be a national confusion on whether fluoride is helping or harming us. As any dental expert would tell you, fluoride plays an important role in protecting teeth from decay, especially for children. However, it’s still important to understand how the substance works. In this post, your children’s dentist in Birmingham will explain what fluoride is and how exactly it benefits your child’s teeth.