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3 Tips on Dental Care for Special Needs Children

April 4, 2022

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Helping a child with special needs stay on top of their dental hygiene routine can be challenging for parents. Kids with a physical, emotional, behavioral, intellectual, or communication disability might not be able to care for their teeth independently, meaning their parents or caregivers must always be there to assist them. Plus, children and parents alike could experience high levels of anxiety when it comes to visiting a pediatric dentist. Fortunately, there are ways you can help your little one enjoy caring for their smile! Here are some tips from a pediatric dentist in Homewood to make oral hygiene a little easier for those who require special needs dentistry.

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Here’s How to Help Your Child With Autism Feel Comfortable at the Dentist

March 25, 2022

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Child smiling while at dental checkup

If your child has special needs or sensory issues, then visiting the dentist can be a bit stressful for both you and them. Don’t worry – that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the essential dental care they need. After all, strong teeth and healthy gums are essential for a confident smile, strong bite, and clear speech. With this in mind, keep reading to learn five must-know tips for special needs dentistry.

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4 Reasons Your Teen Should See a Pediatric Dentist 

February 1, 2022

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teen smiling after seeing pediatric dentist

Your teen is growing up rapidly. Since they’ve begun attending Homewood High School, you’ve made some adjustments to help them transition. To meet their medical needs, you’ve updated some of their routines and healthcare options. However, in some cases, advancing to the “adult level” of certain healthcare domains can mean missing out on care options catered to teenage development. This is especially true if you are wondering if your teen should begin seeing a more-mature-sounding “general dentist” instead of their pediatric dentist. Here are 4 key benefits your teen may lose out on if making the switch before their 18thbirthday.  

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Are Rows of Teeth in Kids a Problem?

December 12, 2021

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Closeup of child with rows of teeth in Homewood

You love to see your little one’s precious smile as those baby teeth start to come in. However, recently you’ve begun to see a second row of pearly whites coming in behind the first! While somewhat startling, rows of teeth in children are nothing to be alarmed about. These are sometimes called shark teeth, since sharks also develop rows of teeth. Fortunately, rows of teeth in kids rarely cause complications and are typically easy to manage. Read on as your Homewood pediatric dentist goes over everything you need to know about shark teeth in kids.

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How a Nutritious Diet Can Improve Your Child’s Oral Health

October 14, 2021

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young girl eating healthy food

A healthy smile requires more than just brushing and flossing. Children and adults alike must stick to a well-balanced diet to keep their teeth and gums problem-free. A nutritious diet isn’t just essential for a child’s growth and development – it’s necessary to keep their pearly whites strong and healthy as well. That said, making the right dietary choices is critical for maintaining good oral health. Continue reading to learn which foods you should incorporate into your child’s daily diet to keep their smile in tip-top shape.

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Child’s Dental Insurance

August 10, 2021

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Father and daughter talking with receptionist about maximizing child's dental insurance coverage

Does your dental insurance policy cover your son or daughter? Maximizing your little one’s insurance coverage is an important way to set them up for a lifetime of great oral health. While dental insurance may seem confusing or overwhelming at times, understanding a few key basics can help you make important decisions for your family in confidence. Here are five simple but effective tips to help you make the most of your dental insurance and keep your child’s smile healthy as it grows.

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5 Facts About Children’s Dental Health Every Parent Should Know

June 17, 2021

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Cute little girl practicing great children's dental health

Being a parent is wonderful, exciting, fun, and sometimes, somewhat nerve-wracking! After all, your baby didn’t come with an instruction booklet. As you watch your little one grow and hit important milestones, you may be wondering what to expect. Their oral health may not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s still important to learn about to make sure your child has a happy, healthy smile for life. Read on to learn more about five important children’s dental health facts that every parent should know.

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Are Lip & Tongue-Ties Becoming More Common? Yes, & Here’s Why

May 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrohner @ 1:28 pm
a family of three standing in front of their house and smiling

It’s true that lip and tongue-ties are becoming a more commonly diagnosed problem among infants, but that’s not because the problem itself is new. There’s historical, visual proof that this issue was being treated as far back as 1679, because woodcutting illustrations show physicians performing frenectomies. To get down to why lip and tongue-ties are being more commonly diagnosed, it’s important to understand the history behind the condition. Read on to learn more about lip and tongue-ties, including how you can spot them.

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Should I Buy My Child an Electric Toothbrush?

April 29, 2021

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little boy brushing his teeth with an electric toothbrush

Is your son or daughter getting to the age where they can brush their teeth pretty well on their own? If so, it might be time to consider upgrading their at-home dental products. One question in particular that a lot of parents have is, “Should I buy my child an electric toothbrush?” In short, yes, but you should be smart about it. Read on as a pediatric dentist in Birmingham tells you what you need to know when buying electric toothbrushes for kids.

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Can Children Get Tooth Infections?

March 20, 2021

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a child holding their mouth in pain because they have a tooth infection

Tooth infections are one of the most common dental emergencies, and adults as well as children can experience them. Even baby teeth need to be treated because of the crucial role that they play in the development of the smile of a little one, which is why pediatric dentists offer a specialized treatment called a pulpotomy, or pulpectomy. Not only can this treatment help ease their pain, but it can also preserve their smile so it can grow up to be healthy and happy. Read on to learn the signs of whether your little one needs a pulpotomy and what exactly is done during this procedure.

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