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dental crowns for children

Dental Crowns for Children

Try as we might to protect them, sometimes little teeth need a bit of help. It’s one thing to add a dental crown to a damaged adult tooth, but do children’s primary teeth really need them? The answer is “yes,” but first let’s learn more about crowns. What Are Dental Crowns? When a tooth is […]

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Does Fluoride Toothpaste Prevent Cavities?

When it comes to protecting children’s teeth, brushing and flossing simply aren’t enough. The ADA recently reaffirmed something we’ve been telling parents for a long time — toothpaste needs fluoride to prevent cavities. As a pediatric dentist, prevention is very important to me. I want our kids to have the best shot possible at living […]

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Tooth-colored Fillings for Kids

Did you know that kids in Texas have among the highest rates of tooth decay in the country? In 2008, 73 percent of third graders had experienced tooth decay, yet only 42 percent had received treatment for their cavities. While the Lonestar State is too large for me to save alone, I do my best […]

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