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Pediatric Dentistry Blog

How Do I Help My Teething Child Sleep?

December 16, 2022

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Portrait of a teething baby

It’s a cruel trick of parenting that just as your child starts to get better at sleeping, teething suddenly makes it impossible. The discomfort your child’s feeling from the pressure on their gums can cause a lot of difficulty in putting them to bed. There are plenty of different methods to help teething children sleep, some of which work better than others. If your tot’s having teething trouble, here are a few ways to put them at ease.


3 Tips to Maintain Your Child’s Smile During Cold & Flu Season

November 9, 2022

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a girl smiling during cold and flu season in Homewood

While the wintery months can bring about exciting snow days, they can also make it challenging for your child to stay in good health. Since this is the cold and flu season, many children end up missing school due to falling ill. Although helping them recover their bodily health is important, helping them keep their smile safe from cavities and bacteria is equally crucial. Read on to learn three tips for maintaining your little one’s pearly whites even while they’re fighting the cold or flu!


Can Children Get Sleep Apnea?

October 16, 2022

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Sleeping child holding stuffed animalDid you know sleep apnea isn’t just a condition that affects adults? Pediatric sleep apnea is more common than you might realize. There are two types of children’s sleep apnea: obstructive and central. Research has found that up to 11% of children have sleep apnea; however, around 90% aren’t diagnosed because signs of the breathing disorder can be difficult to detect. With 1 in 5 children having obstructive sleep apnea, here’s what you need to know about your child’s risk.


Back-to-School Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

September 4, 2022

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young boy with backpack smiling

The first day of school is right around the corner! With summer coming to an end, parents are starting to prepare their kids for their return to the classroom. From buying school supplies to figuring out your child’s schedule, there are many things to be done this time of the year. It’s easy to get lost amid the back-to-school preparations, but there’s one you shouldn’t put on the back burner – your child’s oral health. Read on to learn a few helpful tips to prevent dental emergencies from a dentist in Homewood.


Why Praising Kids for Brushing Their Teeth Matters

August 4, 2022

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parent encouraging child to brush teeth

Every parent knows what it’s like to try to make a child brush their teeth who doesn’t want to. There are a lot of items on the market designed to help in this regard, such as fancy brushes, apps, toys, etc. But research has shown that the best tool actually won’t cost you a thing – encouragement! Keep reading to learn from a pediatric dentist in Homewood why you should praise your child for handling brushing teeth on their own and how you should go about it.


3 Tips on Dental Care for Special Needs Children

April 4, 2022

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happy child with special needs and family

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.


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.


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.  


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.


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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