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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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Pregnancy & Oral Health: How to Care For Your Teeth and Gums When Expecting

February 28, 2021

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Pregnant woman relaxing while looking at her belly

In a single moment, your whole life changes. Seeing that little “positive” confirmation brings your entire world into perspective. And after some much-deserved celebration, it’s time to prepare. While deciding on a theme for the nursery and creating your registry may be some of the initial to-dos that come to mind, it is important to squeeze in a visit to your dentist as well. After all, your oral health directly effects your overall health, and the change in your hormones can significantly impact the condition of your teeth and gums. Here’s what you need to know about dentistry while you’re pregnant.

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Protecting Your Child’s Teeth from Popular Holiday Foods

December 30, 2020

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children eating holiday food

During the holidays, your family probably consumes more sugary and starchy delicacies than usual. These treats just come with the package, and your children most likely look forward to these goodies during the holiday season. You might be wondering which traditional holiday foods are not good for kids and their oral health. Your Birmingham pediatric dentist shares a list of traditional menu items to be mindful of this year.

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4 Ways to Help a Teething Baby Sleep

October 22, 2020

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Sleepy baby smiling in bed

If your little one’s teeth are beginning to come in, then you know that quality sleep and a teething baby do not go together. In fact, the combination is like water and oil! So, if aching gums are keeping your child up throughout the night, you might be desperately searching for effective remedies to help you both get better rest. Here are four solutions to try from a pediatric dentist!

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How Old Is Too Old to Visit a Pediatric Dentist?

July 5, 2020

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Teenage boy at children’s dentist

From their first baby tooth to their large wisdom teeth, your child’s smile goes through a lot of changes throughout the years. To ensure their oral health stays in tip-top shape, dentists recommend bringing them in shortly after their first tooth emerges and scheduling bi-yearly visits from there. Since going to the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience, parents often opt for a children’s dentist who specializes in the dental needs of babies, toddlers, elementary-aged children, and teenagers. However, if you have found yourself wondering whether you should start with an adult dentist, what the benefits of a pediatric dentist are, and if there are age limits, then keep on reading!

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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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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

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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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