Showing posts from October, 2017

Proper Care When Your Child Loses Their Baby Teeth

Your child’s baby teeth are super important in order to ensure their smile is healthy and keeps space for their permanent teeth. Decay and other dental problems that impact their teeth as a baby can cause problems when they are older so keeping on top of their dental care is critical to ensure they have a healthy smile for a lifetime. Here are 4 tips to keeping your child’s smile healthy when they are getting ready to lose their baby teeth. 1.      Help them develop brushing and flossing routines early on. 2.      Give them healthy snacks in between meals along with healthy meals full of fruits and vegetables. 3.      Keep their dental routine consistent and don’t forget to have them visit their pediatric dentist. 4.      Prevent dental decay by never having them drink milk at night or having them drink a bottle in their bed or crib. Your child’s teeth are designed to last a lifetime when they are taken care of. Start now, with healthy habits. It is never too late to

Does Your Little One Have Enough Baby Teeth?

Your baby should have 20 baby teeth. While they come in at different times they should have roughly the same amount come in on top and on the bottom around the same time. Usually their baby teeth begin to come in at six months. After their two front teeth come in, then quickly the other 4 front teeth follow and then the bottom teeth begin to fill in. Sometimes, the bottom teeth do not come in at the same time or they may have more teeth on the top than on the bottom. If you have concerns about whether your child’s baby teeth are coming in correctly, schedule a routine checkup with your pediatric dentist, Dr. Cameron Fuller and his team in order for them to evaluate and ensure there is not a bigger problem with your child’s baby teeth. Their full set of teeth should be in around the age of 2 ½ or 3, but all children are a little different and it may take a little longer. Baby teeth also tend to be smaller and whiter than adult teeth, but take note, they are just as importa

How Much Candy Is Too Much Candy?

With Halloween right around the corner, it may be leaving you feeling frustrated or concerned about how much candy your children are about ready to get and consume. But how much is too much? Is a little okay or should there be a no candy rule at all to keep their smile healthy. Here are 4 suggestions from Dr. Fuller when it comes to Halloween candy and your children’s teeth. 1.      Have them consume minimal amounts of candy. If they have mini candy bars, 1 to 3 pieces would be plenty depending on the candy would also depend on the amount of sugar and calories they are consuming. 2.      If they do consume candy have them drink water and then brush their teeth soon after. This can remove the sugar from the surface of their teeth to decrease the risk of decay. 3.      Avoid having them eat the candy during times when they are going to be running around outside or they are going to be away from water. The more dehydrated they are the increased risk of cavities or other denta