You probably already know you should limit your child’s intake of the usual sweet suspects: sodas, candies, and other sugar-laden foods. But you should also moderate something most people consider wholesome and nutritious: fruit juice. Wait—juice is made from fruit, so it must be good for you, right? Fruit juice, even if it’s all natural, […]
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Do Kids Need Electric Toothbrushes?
Are electric toothbrushes better for kids than manual toothbrushes? I’m prepared to get into it, but first understand that either can be part of an effective dental hygiene routine. I’d like to help parents understand more about each so that you can make the best decision for your child. Manual Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush First […]
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 […]
Does Silver Diamine Fluoride Stop Cavities?
Any pediatric dentist would love to have a magical treatment that could just stop cavities in their tracks. But we don’t need to sit by the wishing well; this is one dream that is already coming true! With children’s cavities on the rise, I’m happy that we have silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in our toolbox. […]
10 Fun Facts About Teeth From a Flower Mound Pediatric Dentist
Most of us take our teeth for granted—at least, until something goes wrong with them. As a Flower Mound pediatric dentist, I do my best to educate my young patients (and their parents) about their teeth so they’ll take great care of them. They need to last a lifetime, after all! You might think, “Hey, […]
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 […]
Prevent Cavities with Flower Mound’s Best Kids Dentist
Oral health is a vital component of a healthy body, and starting a child off on the right track helps build a foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits. Dental hygiene should begin as soon as the first tooth appears, and children should see their kids’ dentist in Flower Mound by their first birthday. Do […]
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 […]
Cavities in Flower Mound: What Parents Need to Know
Cavities are little holes in teeth that can result in big problems. I’ve worked as a pediatric dentist in Flower Mound for 24 years, and I have noticed an upward trend in the amount of cavities in our neighborhood, as more of the big problems that are associated with them are left untreated. What’s worse […]
CANDIES, CAVITIES, AND COSTUMES
Many of us, but our children especially, love Halloween. It tends to be a low-stress holiday with little build-up, feasts, or visiting relatives. The only real thing most of us have to worry about is getting costumes together, which is often part of the fun. Our children love the chance to dress as their favorite […]