Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed of West County Pediatric Dentistry from Ballwin, MO talks about Child Abuse Prevention. While April is known for showers and spring flowers, it’s also National Child Abuse Prevention Month. President Barack Obama issued a Presidential proclamation in 2016 saying, “During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we recommit to giving every child a chance to.Read more
Let’s Talk About Nutrition with Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed West County Pediatric Dentistry Ballwin, MO Happy smiles start with good nutrition. Even from inside of the womb, children benefit from diets rich in vitamins and minerals. I’m sure we’d all love to have family meals that include appreciative smiles and an abundance of produce, but the reality can be quite.Read more
One of the questions I’m frequently asked is, “When do I need to take my child to the dentist for their first visit?” The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child be brought to the dentist when their first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday, whatever comes first. If you missed this.Read more
Having a tongue tie is not just an inconvenience, it can have an impact on newborn health, toddler speech development, and can lead to tooth decay and gum disease in older children and adults. Luckily, it’s simple to fix and easy to diagnose. We hope you find this information helpful and encourage you to contact.
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