How to Help A Child’s Toothache
Tooth pain comes in many forms. It can be persistent or just periodic. It can be severe or mild. It can occur spontaneously or in response to specific stimuli. Regardless of the form tooth pain takes in your child, the best way to help a child’s toothache is always to visit to a pediatric dentist.…Read More
What Is A Tooth Abscess?
If your child is experiencing a severe toothache, you should contact your child’s dentist right away. Toothaches can be a sign of various potentially serious dental issues, including dental abscesses. In this article, we will cover the following topics related to tooth abscesses in children: What Is A Tooth Abscess? What Causes Tooth Abscesses in…Read More
Tips for Brushing Baby & Toddler Teeth
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…Read More
Why Does My Child Have Canker Sores?
Canker sores are common in children. Although they are usually nothing to worry about, if you’ve ever had one, you likely know that they can cause a lot of discomfort. In this article, we will address the following commonly asked questions: What Are Canker Sores? What Causes Canker Sores in A Child’s Mouth? How to…Read More
Choosing the Best Toothpaste for Kids
With so many different types of children’s toothpaste available, choosing the best toothpaste for your kids can seem overwhelming. What are all of those mysterious ingredients in children’s toothpastes? How do you know which ingredients you want and which you should avoid? This article is not intended to recommend any specific toothpaste as the “best…Read More
What Is Tooth Subluxation?
Your toddler falls and hits her mouth. When you pick her up, you notice that her gums are bleeding and one of her front teeth feels slightly loose. What should you do? First, stay calm. Second, call a pediatric dentist. Your toddler might have a subluxated tooth, a dental injury that should be examined promptly…Read More
Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Child
You know you need to begin brushing your baby’s teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste as soon as that very first tooth emerges, but what kind of toothbrush should you be using? Should your baby be using the same kind of toothbrush as a seven-year-old child? When should children switch over to adult toothbrushes? And…Read More
Eruption Cysts in Children
You’re expecting your child to get a new tooth soon. But when you look in your child’s mouth, instead of an emerging new tooth, you see…a bluish lump in its place? This can sometimes be a disconcerting experience for parents, but it is not necessarily cause for concern. That bluish lump might be a harmless…Read More
What Is A Supernumerary Tooth?
Did you know that children can grow extra teeth? In this article, we will cover the following topics: What Is A Supernumerary Tooth? What Do Supernumerary Teeth Look Like? How Common Are Supernumerary Teeth in Kids? What Causes Supernumerary Teeth in Children? Does Hyperdontia Cause Problems in Children? Do Supernumerary Teeth Need to Be Removed?…Read More
Should Children Get the HPV Vaccine to Help Prevent Oropharyngeal Cancer?
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. The CDC estimates that there were approximately 43 million Americans infected with HPV in 2018, many of whom were in their late teens or early twenties. Most people infected with HPV will never develop symptoms. But in some people, HPV…Read More
Can Drinking Water Help Prevent Cavities in Kids?
Did you know that something as simple as drinking plenty of water can actually help reduce your children’s chances of getting cavities? In this article, we will discuss the four primary ways in which serving your children water can benefit their oral health: Staying hydrated helps your child maintain a healthy level of saliva. Water…Read More
When Should You Make Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment?
When Should You Make Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment? Many parents don’t realize that babies and toddlers can get cavities, but they can and do. As soon as your child gets a tooth, that tooth can begin to decay. This is why it is so important to schedule a dental checkup for your baby when…Read More