Dr. Angelica Rohner
Pediatric Dentistry Blog
July 6, 2018
When it comes to your child’s oral health, your pediatric dentist is extremely thorough. Making sure that their mouths are free of cavities and developing properly is a very high priority, especially at such a young age. In order to keep your mind at ease, as well as inform your child that their oral care is sufficient, your pediatric dentist in Birmingham needs to perform X-rays.
You may wonder why they need X-rays if their mouth looks healthy, but the fact is your dentist can’t see all problems with the naked eye alone.
June 8, 2018
With so many variables to consider when it comes to your child’s oral health care, you want to make sure that you’re covering all your bases. One vital area to consider is the type of toothbrush your kiddo uses. How can you tell which is the right one? Furthermore, why does it matter what kind of tool is used? Your pediatric dentist in Birmingham weighs in to answer these and other questions as you read on.
May 2, 2018
With the summer season just around the corner, your kids will have a lot more time to play outside, go on vacation, and soak up the warm weather. While you don’t want to interrupt them, it’s important that you set aside time for their dental visits for a few reasons.
Today, your pediatric dentist in Birmingham wanted to explain what they are, as well as what you can expect when you bring them in for a checkup.
April 30, 2018
If your child is a student athlete, there are a few things that you know about them: they live, breathe, and eat their sports. These activities are more than recreation for them, it’s a way of life!
Naturally, you do your best to support them through every venture as any parent work. Sometimes you’re required to bring snacks for the whole team during tournaments while other times you just need to provide moral support after a tough loss.
You even invest time and money into finding their perfect protective gear to match their team colors, but have you put any thought into whether they are protecting their teeth while on the field?
Learn more about why custom mouthguards are a critical piece of athletic protective gear that should never be left out when getting ready for the season in this week’s blog post. Your pediatric dentist in Birmingham wants your little one to be successful, too!
March 5, 2018
As a parent, one of the joys of witnessing the development of your little one is the eruption of his or her primary teeth. This is a period of life that you’ll always cherish, and your pediatric dentist in Birmingham has some simple tips to keep in mind that’ll make the process go smoother. Continue reading to find out what they are!
February 5, 2018
Studies show that children’s minds are the most malleable between the ages of zero to one, which is why you’re so eager to instill the best traits and habits that you can during this time. One thing you’d like to occur is for the practice of excellent oral hygiene to become second nature for your children, but you’re not quite sure how to effectively teach them the correct habits. Thankfully, your pediatric dentist in Birmingham will weigh in with some information that will make the achievement your goal of excellent oral health for your children much easier.
January 4, 2018
Getting your child to start brushing can sometimes be very difficult. They don’t like the toothpaste for toothbrush you got them, they can’t stand the bristles against their teeth, or they jump into a tantrum as soon as you tell them it’s time to brush. Regardless, maintaining their oral health is incredibly important at a young age, so your pediatric dentist in Birmingham is here to help.
In her experience, electric toothbrushes can make brushing easier and even more fun. Just like their manual counterparts, electric toothbrushes are being catered to children with their favorite characters and colors to choose from. Here are a few tips to help you find the most effective brush for your child, regardless of their age.
December 2, 2017
If you’re a parent, it’s natural to want to make the best choices for your children. These days, it can be a little harder though, since you’re bombarded with information about everything from gluten-free diets to vaccinations. Sifting through all the information can be overwhelming to say the least. Refreshingly, when it comes to the oral health of your child, there’s little debate that dental sealants are a good thing. You may have already heard that they’re recommended, but what exactly are they and what are the benefits? If you’d like to know more, a pediatric dentist in Birmingham explains this simple, preventative and effective procedure.
November 20, 2017
It may be surprising to hear your child’s first dental visit needs to be by their first birthday, but retaining their oral health and making them as comfortable early is imperative to making future visits easier. The key is to tell your child what to expect before the visit begins and show them you’re there if they need you. That’s why we want to give you a list of what to expect while you visit and how to take better care of your child’s oral health.
It’s especially important since more children are seeing cavities at a young age. According to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 1 in 4 children in the United States has had at least one cavity by the age of 4. Many kids have been known to get cavities as early as age 2 as well, but by taking the necessary steps with your pediatric dentist in Birmingham, your child’s mouth will be healthy from day one. (more…)
October 19, 2017
Halloween is just around the corner. The exciting night is full of fun costumes and yummy goodies. While it is a festive occasion, it can cause oral health complications, like tooth decay, for your child. Although many tend to believe that one night of overindulgence on candy will not cause any damage, this is not necessarily true. Not to mention, while it may only be one night, your child will have access to large amounts of candy for the next several days, further raising their risk for a cavity. To help you manage how much candy they consume, your pediatric dentist in Birmingham has some excellent tips.