Wylie Children's Dentistry Blog
Watch Out for Baby Bottle Tooth Decay!
April 7, 2023
If you had to guess, what would you say is the most common chronic condition among Americans? Joint pain? Allergies? Maybe headaches or migraines?
As it turns out, the answer is tooth decay! This condition is incredibly common among people of all ages, and babies aren’t an exception.
So-called “baby bottle tooth decay” can happen for quite a few reasons, so it’s worth being vigilant about it from an early age. Here are some things you should watch out for, and that you may want to avoid.(more…)
How to Handle Your Child’s Two-Year Molars
February 9, 2023
When your child’s two-year molars start to come in, it can be exciting. This is a sign that they’re growing up and their smile is nearly fully formed. As exciting as this time is, it can be difficult to know what to do when your little one’s teeth are coming in. Continue reading to learn about signs that their two-year molars are erupting as well as what you can do to help them manage the discomfort.(more…)
Is Fruit Juice Negatively Impacting Your Child’s Smile?
January 2, 2023
Apple. Grape. Orange. Fruit juice is a common drink for kids…of course, it’s sweet and delicious! While it may have some nutritional value for them, it can negatively affect their oral health. Your little one’s daily favorite beverage may be dramatically increasing their risk of cavities. Read on to learn more about how juice affects your child’s teeth and what you can do to keep their grin healthy and happy.(more…)
10 Alternatives to Cavity-Causing Foods
December 1, 2022
Keeping your child’s smile in good condition can feel like quite the task. Many children would rather fill up on candy and other sweets than on fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, a lot of the foods that kids tend to gravitate towards can cause tooth decay. The good news is that there are lots of tasty snacks that are better for their smile. Continue reading for ideas on alternatives to cavity-causing foods that you can serve your little one to promote a healthier smile.(more…)
Debunking 4 Myths About Dental Sedation for Children
November 28, 2022
Sedation dentistry has been utilized since the late 1800s to help children and adults have comfortable experiences at the dental office. For some patients, especially little ones who haven’t had many dental encounters yet, this service is necessary for them to build a positive relationship with their pediatric dentist so they actually want to come back. Plus, when sedation is administered by a trained professional, it’s completely safe. If you’re a concerned parent, these four common myths about sedation may be the root of your worries. Read on to learn why they’re no more than tall tales and how dental sedation can help your little one have a better experience.(more…)
Help Your Child with Autism at the Dentist
October 5, 2022
If your child is on the spectrum, even a routine dental cleaning and checkup can be overwhelming. The sights, smells, noises, and unfamiliar faces can cause severe overstimulation; however, your child can’t skip seeing a dentist. Their oral health, development, and general wellness rely on a healthy smile, but it doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience with special needs dentistry. Here are 6 ways to keep your child with autism comfortable at the dentist.
Recognize 8 Signs of Teething and Help Your Baby Stay Comfortable
September 21, 2022
When you’re a brand-new parent, it can be tricky knowing what’s wrong when your baby cries. Are they hungry? Are they tired? Does their diaper need to be changed? Soon you develop a groove. However, at some point, teething also becomes a concern. Fortunately, teething often comes with symptoms that can be clearer to identify. In this post, you’ll learn about these signs and how you can make sure you both make it through this phase in your baby’s development.(more…)
Talk Like a Pirate – But Don’t Treat Your Teeth Like One!
September 4, 2022
September 19 is approaching, so International Talk Like a Pirate Day will be here before we know it! If you’ve ever wondered why pirates have a reputation for horrible teeth, there’s certainly a reason. In honor of this unique day, a pediatric dentist in Wylie shares why pirates had terrible oral health and what steps you can take to ensure your smile shines brighter than buried treasure!(more…)
Promote Academic Success with a Healthy Smile
August 15, 2022
Children around the country are getting ready to head back to the classroom. As you shop for the perfect supplies to ensure they have everything they need to succeed, is a healthy smile on their back-to-school list? Dental problems account for 2 million missed school days each year, many of which could have been avoided through preventive dental care. Here’s how a cleaning and checkup with a children’s dentist can stop a toothache from keeping your little one out of the classroom.
Common Questions About Dental Sealants
August 5, 2022
Brushing and flossing aren’t the only ways to defend your child’s smile from tooth decay. Regular care from a dentist is equally important. Besides a cleaning and checkup, your children’s dentist may also recommend dental sealants. A thin coating is applied to the chewing surfaces of their molars, which are the most cavity-prone areas in children. This creates a protective barrier over their enamel to safeguard their back teeth from decay. Don’t worry if you have a few questions. Here are the answers you need to make the best decision for your little one’s smile.