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Pediatric Dentistry Blog

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.


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.


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

May 20, 2021

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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!


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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