Tips for Brushing Baby's Teeth

Tips for Brushing Baby & Toddler Teeth

September 10, 2020

If you feel unsure about how and when to brush your baby’s teeth, you are not alone! At Hurst Pediatric Dentistry, we regularly receive questions about brushing. When do you start brushing baby teeth? How do you brush baby teeth? What do you do if your child hates brushing teeth? Parents should begin cleaning their…

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Can My Child Benefit from Lip-Tie or Tongue-Tie Laser Surgery?

Can My Child Benefit from Lip-Tie or Tongue-Tie Laser Surgery?

August 31, 2020

A mother and her newborn struggle with breastfeeding; a child is unable to pronounce certain sounds; there is a large gap between an adolescent’s two front teeth. What do all of these people have in common? They could be experiencing problematic effects of a tongue-tie or lip-tie.  What are Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties? Underneath the tongue,…

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Will Pacifiers Affect My Baby's Teeth?

Will Pacifiers Affect My Baby’s Teeth?

August 27, 2020

Do you have an infant who loves sucking on a pacifier? Have you ever worried that the pacifier will affect your baby’s teeth? If so, we have good news for you: if your child is still very young, the pacifier sucking habit likely will not cause dental problems. Sucking is a natural reflex for infants…

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Can My Child Lose A Baby Tooth Too Soon?

Can My Child Lose a Baby Tooth Too Soon?

July 29, 2020

The first time your child loses a primary (or “baby”) tooth can be an exciting milestone. But what if you think your child is too young to lose a tooth? What if your child’s tooth was unexpectedly knocked out? In some cases, the loss of a primary tooth before the replacement permanent tooth is ready…

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How to Keep a Healthy Summer Smile

July 12, 2020

Summer time is full of simple pleasures—slower days, lots of sunshine, and a break from school. As parents and children alike relax their schedules, it can be easy to let some normal routines slide, but don’t let your child’s oral healthcare routine be one of them! Follow the tips below to help keep your child’s…

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What Is the Difference Between a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Family Dentist?

June 28, 2020

Choosing the right dentist for your child is an important task involving many considerations, one of the most important of which is the dentist’s qualifications. Maybe you have seen some dentists label themselves as “board-certified pediatric dentists,” while others call themselves “family dentists.” What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?…

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What to Do When Your Child Is Scared of the Dentist

June 18, 2020

You want your child’s visit to the dentist to be a great experience, but you’re worried. Maybe your child has visited the dentist before and it didn’t go so well. Maybe your toddler won’t even let you near his/her mouth with a toothbrush, making you wonder how in the world your child will survive a dental…

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COVID-19: Is It Safe to Visit the Dentist?

June 5, 2020

Lately it seems that safety has been at the forefront of all of our minds. In the midst of this global coronavirus pandemic, we all want to keep ourselves and others safe. With many businesses reopening, you may be wondering: Is it safe to visit the dentist? Should dental appointments be a priority for my…

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What Is Pediatric Pulp Therapy?

What Is Pediatric Pulp Therapy?

February 18, 2020

Inside every tooth is a space called the pulp chamber that houses the nerves, the blood supply, and the soft tissue that keep the tooth alive. When the pulp tissue becomes infected or inflamed due to deep cavities or a traumatic injury, a child can experience immense pain. Dr. Lin may recommend pediatric pulp therapy…

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3 Reasons Your Child’s School Recommends Seeing a Pediatric Dentist Regularly

February 13, 2020

You spend extra time in the morning making sure your child’s backpack, coat, and a healthy lunch are packed. You volunteer to help with class field trips. You attend parent teacher conferences, and even get your child a tutor to make sure he/she is keeping up with all of his/her work. You do all of…

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