Trinity Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Perfect Prevention: When Should I Start Brushing My Baby’s Teeth?

April 9, 2024

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Baby with blue eyes smiling as someone brushes his teeth with a finger brush

If you’re the parent or guardian of an infant, you know that a huge part of your role is keeping them safe, happy, and whole. Were you aware, however, that their overall well-being can be impacted by their dental condition even before their teeth show up? It’s important to keep their mouths clean even before that happens for them to be able to grow healthy teeth. If you’re not sure what’s involved in proper preventative dental care for smaller kids, keep reading to learn more about it!

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Lip and Tongue-Ties in Children: Do They Resolve on Their Own?

March 13, 2024

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Picture of a baby

Discovering that your child has a lip or tongue-tie can be concerning, especially when it affects their ability to feed and thrive. Lip and tongue-ties are common conditions in infants, but the question remains: will they resolve on their own? Let’s delve into this topic and explore the importance of early intervention for these issues.

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Soothing Sedation: Is It Safe for Children?

February 12, 2024

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Little girl with nitrous oxide mask in dentist's chair

If your child is particularly anxious about visiting the dentist, you might feel tempted to skip their appointments. Unfortunately, this can have a detrimental impact on their oral well-being. It’s important that kids have their first dental visit by the time they’re one year old, and then every 6 months after that. This allows their pediatric dentist to monitor their teeth to ensure they don’t develop any issues in their still-developing mouths.

Many dentists offer sedation options as a result, but is this safe for your little one? Keep reading to learn more about it!

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When Can I Expect Baby Teeth to Come In or Fall Out?

January 12, 2024

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Baby smiles

A child’s baby teeth represent an important step in the development of their oral and overall health, so many parents fret over when they might emerge and fall out. While children can be expected to have their baby teeth come in and fall out at some point, the timetable involved is different for every child. Here’s what you should know about when baby teeth emerge and depart as well as some tips for keeping your child’s baby teeth healthy.

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From Baby Food to Solids: Can a Lip or Tongue-Tie Get in the Way?

December 12, 2023

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baby trying to eat a vegetable

Watching your baby grow up can be an exciting time, especially as they begin to experience new things. One of the most pivotal moments in the transition from baby food to solids. Which ones will they like? How much should they receive? How small do I need to cut up the pieces so they don’t choke? These questions are completely normal, but some parents may wonder if their child’s lip or tongue-tie will interfere with this new meal plan. Keep reading to learn how a frenectomy can ease the struggle and allow your little one to try all kinds of new and exciting foods.

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Compassionate Care: 3 Dental Health Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

November 7, 2023

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Little boy holding a crocheted tooth plush and a wooden toothbrush in front of a blue background

As parents, we’re responsible for tending to the emotional and physical needs of our little ones, including their oral health. For those who have children with special needs, that can be particularly demanding. Whether they have difficulties with motor skills, communication issues, or sensory challenges, many kids have a hard time keeping their teeth in good condition. Tooth decay and gum disease are associated with other health risks like heart conditions or even oral cancer, so it’s important to try. If you and your child are struggling with dental hygiene, continue reading for 3 tips that you might find beneficial.

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What You Need to Know About Your Child’s First Dental Visit

October 3, 2023

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a child smiling while visiting her dentist

Your smile is one of the first things that people will notice about you—and the same goes for your child’s smile! That said, you should do everything you can to ensure that your little one is set up for a lifetime of excellent oral health, but you might not know how to prepare or what to expect upon arriving for this crucial first dental visit. We’re more than happy to help you start on the right foot here at Trinity Pediatric Dentistry! Here’s more about what you can expect during your child’s first visit and some tips for ensuring it goes well.

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