Dental Care for Kids: Finding the Right Dentist

Dental Crowns 101

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A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic, or artificial cap, that is placed over your own damaged tooth. If your dentist has recommended a crown for one or more of your teeth, here is what you need to know. What Steps Are Needed To Receive A Crown? A crown will almost always require a minimum of two dental appointments. At the first appointment, the tooth will be assessed to determine which type of crown will work best for your situation. Read More»

Tips On Preparing For Your Child's First Dental Visit

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Are you the parent or guardian of a young child? Are you concerned about how he or she will handle his or her first trip to the dentist? As you are probably already aware, one of the keys to healthy teeth is the early maintenance of dental hygiene. The key to this is, of course, regular trips to the dentist as soon as your child starts getting his or her teeth in. Read More»

Factors That Affect Tooth Replacement Options

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If you need to replace a missing tooth, there are several options to choose from. Your final selection will depend on many factors, but here are some of the biggest aspects of the decision. What Options Are Common? Before looking at what affects your tooth replacement options, you might want to know what options you have to begin with. Dental implants are one of the most common choices. With this option, a tooth prosthetic is custom made and fitted into your jawbone. Read More»

Child Active in Sports? How to Care for Three Dental Emergencies

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If you have kids that are active in sports, it’s just a matter of time before you’re faced with a dental emergency. Once the momentary panic has passed, you’ll need to act fast to provide the proper care. If you’re not sure what to do, panic-mode could prevent you from taking the proper steps to care for the injury. To make sure you’re prepared when this happens, here are some simple steps you should take to care for three common dental injuries. Read More»

Answers To Your Questions About Children's Tooth Extractions

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Pediatric tooth extractions can be nerve wracking for both your child and you, regardless of if it’s your younger child or your teen that needs the tooth pulled. Fortunately, the procedure is usually routine and there is little need to worry. The following guide can answer some of your questions about a pediatric extraction. Does extraction indicate a dental hygiene issue? This depends on the reason for the extraction. Some extractions, such as for wisdom teeth in teens, have nothing to do with poor hygiene. Read More»