Pediatric Dental Group Blog

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Does My Child Need a Crown?

Dental crowns are custom-made to fit over your child's entire tooth, from the chewing surface to the gum line. They can be made from various materials, including stainless steel, porcelain, or ceramic. The choice of material often depends on the tooth's location, the child's age, and various other factors.

What Is an Underbite and What Causes It?

Did you know the average person can smile up to 400 times in one day? Aside from making your child feel better, smiling also improves how others see them. Generally, the more confident a child is with their smile, the more they are likely to flash their teeth during the day.

Why Reducing Sugar Intake is Vital for Better Oral Health

If you want better oral health for yourself or your child, you may want to limit the amount of sugar you consume regularly.

How to Prevent Gum Disease

The world of dentistry is complex, and it's important to understand that gum disease is one of the most common concerns. But what exactly is gum disease? It's an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. There are three stages of gum disease: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. This condition can lead to sore, bleeding gums; painful chewing problems; and even tooth loss.

Canker Sores: What They Are and How Best To Avoid Them

A small ulcer that appears on soft areas within the mouth, called a canker sore causes discomfort and annoyance. Luckily, these small white sores generally shouldn't cause alarm and usually heal fine on their own. While many people experience them now and then, you can help prevent them from showing up in your mouth in a couple of ways.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity

If you've noticed that your child experiences sharp pains in their mouth while eating certain foods, their discomfort could be related to tooth sensitivity.

Should Teenagers Stay With a Pediatric Dentist?

Taking care of your teenager's health can get tricky as they grow up. It's hard to know when to move away from things meant for children and start using services for adults. That can include finding the right dentist. For teenagers and their teeth, it's not always easy to know if they should stay with a pediatric dentist.

Examining Some Myths and Facts Regarding Milk

Folks have been consuming milk for roughly 6,000 years and not just from cows. Some of the animals that produce milk that people use include yaks, goats, camels, sheep, buffaloes and mares. After all that time, there are still many myths regarding milk. Is dairy linked to bone health? Should humans be drinking milk from cows? What is the relationship between milk and tooth decay? When it comes to evaluating facts and myths regarding milk, there is plenty of information to go through.

The Dangers of Cavities

Families rightly worry about the dangers of cavities. Still, what is a cavity, and what problems can one cause? Find out how parents can help their children avoid or treat tooth decay.

What Is Root Canal Therapy? 

Root canal therapy aims at saving a severely infected or damaged tooth. The dental procedure entails removing the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth, disinfecting the root canals, and sealing them to deter future infection. 

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