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Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Nighttime Bottle Feeding? Kid’s Dentist Explains Dangers of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

May 14, 2020

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Baby laying down with a bottle against advice of a kid's dentist

Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic infectious disease among children? Unfortunately, it can start earlier than you might think – in fact, as soon as the first tooth comes in! And while you may underestimate the importance of baby teeth, the truth is that they’re crucial to your child’s health and well-being and even affect the development of the adult teeth. To keep your child’s smile healthy from the start, read about what a kid’s dentist wants you to know about a condition called “baby bottle tooth decay.” Although it can be devastating to your child’s oral health, the good news is that it’s completely preventable. 

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8 Tips to Help Your Child Care for Their Smile While at Home

April 16, 2020

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father and daughter brush teeth together in front of mirror

Since the COVID-19 coronavirus is extremely contagious and doesn’t always cause symptoms, the best way to keep your family safe is to practice social distancing as much as possible. However, if your child is stuck inside without their normal routine, they may be more prone to losing track of their oral health! The last thing you need while the country is on lockdown is for your little one to eat too many sugary treats or forget to brush their teeth and end up with a cavity. Here are some tips from your local dentist for kids that can help keep your son or daughter’s smile healthy while they’re stuck at home.  

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Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 11, 2020

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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

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

February 7, 2020

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Father daughter brushing their teeth

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!

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4 Ways To Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of Visiting a Pediatric Dentist

January 7, 2020

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Happy little girl getting a dental exam

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!

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7 Teeth-Friendly Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

December 19, 2019

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presents in stockings

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.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy Over the Holidays

November 9, 2019

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parent and child decorating a tree with ornaments

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.

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How Is Teeth Grinding Impacting Your Child’s Oral Health?

October 13, 2019

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child holding up a nightguard

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.

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4 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

September 3, 2019

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little girl brushing her teeth

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.

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5 Tooth-Healthy Substitutions For Your Child’s Lunchbox

August 3, 2019

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parent packing their child's lunchTaking 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…)

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