Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a minimally invasive way to treat cavities and is easily the biggest innovation for pediatric dentistry in the US in decades. It’s been used in other countries in Europe, Japan, Australia, etc., for a long time. The FDA approved it for use in 2014, and it became commercially available in.Read more
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February is Children’s Dental Health Month! Because we want the kids of St. Louis to have the brightest, happiest smiles ever, we thought we’d go over the four important aspects of pediatric dental care. BRUSHING Creating good dental habits for your children should start as soon as they wake up. Before breakfast, you should brush your teeth.Read more
When newborns drink a bottle or breastfeed there is usually a defined start and finish. Once meal time has finished saliva naturally washes away the milk, reducing the exposure to acid and sugar in milk. And then…..kids get WIGGLY! Feeding times are less defined. There’s laughing and snuggling and rolling and toddling, all the while.Read more
Fun fact; people have been using materials to clean their teeth since 500 B.C.. It started with crushed burnt hooves and egg shells. Thankfully, things have improved since then and we now have a wide assortment of toothpastes to choose from. Ingredients in ‘natural’ and ‘conventional’ toothpastes are very similar. The choice comes down to your.Read more
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