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
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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
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