Flower Mound, TX – Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in our children. Teaching your child to brush and floss their teeth each day is the best way to prevent cavities and build oral hygiene habits for life. When brushing and flossing aren’t enough to stop the tide of sugar-fueled cavities, we can […]
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Is it Safe to Visit the Dentist Right Now?
Many have asked about the safety of dental treatment in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. As people around the globe navigate these troubled waters, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued questionable guidance urging patients in areas with community transmission of COVID-19 to forego routine dental care. However, I respectfully disagree with the advice […]
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. […]
Are All Mouthguards the Same?
Youth sports help Flower Mound children learn discipline and teamwork, in addition to just being fun. With Spring right around the corner, many are preparing for their lacrosse, softball, or baseball seasons. Spring and Summer training camps are on the horizon, too! With all of this action comes the added risk of oral injuries and […]
Completely Custom Mouthguards
Your child’s smile lights up a room and lights up your life. Why risk any damage? With school sports starting up, it’s important to take extra steps to protect that winning smile, and that means using a mouthguard. As a children’s dentist, I’ve heard my share of protest against using mouthguards. Some kids see them […]
Peanuts and Popcorn and… Mouthguards?
You’ve looked at the calendar for weeks, knowing the day is getting closer. Your kids have reminded you about it for months as they salivate with excitement. The weather is getting warmer and warmer each day and that only means one thing: it’s sports season! Time to break out all the soccer, football, baseball, basketball, […]