Dr. Angelica Rohner
Pediatric Dentistry Blog
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.
September 6, 2017
As a parent, you want to ensure that your child develops and maintains a healthy, beautiful smile with the right care at home and from their pediatric dentist in Birmingham. The foundation to reach this goal relies on their oral hygiene habits, but if you are not using the right products, your efforts may not produce the results you had hoped. In addition to their toothbrush, the toothpaste they use will help to prevent dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. However, there are several different options available, making it difficult to determine which is the best one. When picking a toothpaste, there are various aspects you must consider.
August 17, 2017
It can be a daily feud every time you try to get your kids to brush their teeth. Are you tired of fussing with your kids to clean their teeth? Read on! It’s important to your little one’s smile to have healthy, bright teeth. So, it’s also important that you and your child don’t feel like it’s a chore to brush their teeth a couple times a day. That’s why your pediatric dentist in Birmingham, Dr. Angelica Rohner, wanted to share with you some helpful tips for better teeth brushing with your younger kids.
July 22, 2017
Now is an exciting time as your child prepares to enter a new grade as the upcoming school year gets underway. To ensure their success, you have purchased the necessary school supplies and worked to promote their education. But, have you scheduled an appointment with their pediatric dentist in Birmingham for a dental cleaning? If not, you could be allowing an unexcepted dental problem interrupt their school year. Before they head back to the classroom, now is the ideal time to schedule a preventive appointment.
June 7, 2017
In addition to home oral hygiene habits, the care your child receives from their pediatric dentist in Birmingham is equally as important to developing and maintaining a healthy smile. Not to mention, with regular dental visits throughout the years, they learn the importance of oral health and will have the foundation they need to keep it a priority over the years. However, there is a certain challenge when reaching this goal—your child’s comfort level. It is not uncommon for young patients to fear the dentist. Dr. Angelica Rohner understands their unique comfort requirements. She helps to ease their fears so they enjoy their time in our office.
May 25, 2017
Summertime is the best time to get caught up on anything that you’re not able to do during the school year—even visiting your dentist. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find time to schedule an appointment between multiple work schedules, athletic practices, and getting the kids to school on time. But now, that’s one less thing you must worry about. Here are three reasons why you should take your kids to visit their pediatric dentist in Birmingham this summer break.
April 28, 2017
Did you know that when you don’t floss you’re actually missing about 35% of your tooth’s surface during your dental routine? The same applies to your children’s teeth, putting them at risk for tooth decay and cavities. Dr. Angelica R. Rohner, your pediatric dentist in Birmingham, understands that there can be a misconception on how important children’s baby teeth are, and frankly—how difficult it is to get your child to enjoy a regular dental routine including flossing. Hopefully, this post will help you get a better understanding of the important foundation your child’s baby teeth lay for their future dental health and how to properly take care of it—in a fun way!