Showing posts from February, 2017

Are Lip And Tongue Tie Real?

It seems every time you turn around there is one more procedure, disease, or syndrome that your child is getting diagnosed with. It may seem that lip and tongue tie is just another one of these things, however, Dr. Cameron Fuller and his team assure new parents that this is a problem that children face today and if not treated the results can impact a child for a lifetime. New moms may have a difficult time breastfeeding anyway. They may have attended new mom’s groups where several of the moms started breastfeeding, but have not been able to continue. Some may have even thought, it’s time to give up. There may be more going on though then just normal breastfeeding problems. Lip and tongue tie can negatively impact how your baby latches onto the nipple. They may latch on to the side because their tongue is not able to move the way it needs to. It can be difficult to diagnose a lip or tongue tie, so taking your baby to someone who cares for infants with tongue and lip ties on

How Do You Teach Your Kids About Dental Habits?

The dental habits your children build when they are young are critical to what they will do when they are adults. If they visit the dentist on a regular basis they are more likely to continue that habit when they are older. If they floss now, this will then transform into a habit that they do for a lifetime. But it can be difficult teaching your children these habits. It is critical to start when they are young. Brushing their gums when they are a month old can begin this important habit. It will help them be used to something being in their mouth and the sensation of brushing. Their first dental visit should be scheduled as soon as their first tooth comes in. When they visit the dentist for the first time a pediatric dentist can make sure this is a positive dental visit which may mean the difference between success and failure for later dental visits. Dr. Fuller spends extra time building the relationship with patients in order to make sure your children are comfortable bei

Should I Replace A Broken Tooth On My Child

  Whether your child has broken a tooth due to jaw problems, biting down on a piece of candy or taking a bad fall, the problem is still the same. Do you take them to the dentist and have the problem fixed, or do they live with the broken tooth? Here are 3 things to consider prior to calling the dentist. 1.      Is it a permanent or baby tooth? a.      A permanent tooth needs to be checked out as soon after the accident as possible. If it is a baby tooth the tooth may not need to be repaired, but that depends on the amount of tooth broken and the age of the child. For many younger children, they do not have the ability to point out if a tooth is causing pain or not. If you are concerned, we encourage you to call their pediatric dentist, Dr. Fuller in order to have the tooth looked at. 2.      Is your child in pain? a.      Once a tooth is broken it can cause pain or sensitivity. However, many children may just be fussy or appear to be ill in relationship to a tooth ache.