A family dentist centralizes everyone's dental care at one office. One dentist for the entire family often gives you a chance to build a more personal relationship. Picking a random dentist from the yellow pages is an option, but you're taking a gamble. A more analytical approach to selecting a dentist increases the chances of finding a provider who works well for your family. … [Read more...] about How to Find a Family Dentist
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Dental problems, particularly tooth decay, can begin early. So dental examinations are the first step toward good preventive dental care. According to advice offered by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a parent should schedule a child's initial dental visit once the first tooth comes in, but no later than the first birthday. Routine dental checkups should … [Read more...] about When Should a Baby First See a Dentist?
Oral thrush, a type of Candida, or yeast, infection, commonly occurs in infants under the age of 6 months. It can occur in toddlers, older children and adults as well. The infection happens when the yeast that is usually present in the mouth becomes overgrown. Oral thrush is usually treated very easily and most toddlers will recover quickly. Causes of Oral Thrush An overgrowth … [Read more...] about Toddler Oral Thrush
Crooked teeth are more than just a cosmetic problem. If your child has severely crooked teeth, it could also be causing him pain. Braces can help straighten teeth over time by gradually coaxing the teeth into the right place. It is a big expense, though, so you should carefully plan whether your child really needs them and when to do the procedure. Consulting with his dentist … [Read more...] about Dental Braces for Children