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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How Safe Are X-Rays for My Child?

How Safe Are X-Rays for My Child?

January 9, 2020

As your child’s mouth grows and changes, a visual examination alone cannot tell us everything we need to know. X-rays offer a safe and valuable diagnostic tool to help us uncover problems in your child’s teeth that are not visible to the naked eye. At Hurst Pediatric Dentistry, we utilize cutting-edge digital x-ray equipment, designed…

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Why Does My Child Need A Dental Crown?

Why Does My Child Need a Crown?

December 11, 2019

What are dental crowns? Crowns are tooth-shaped dental restorations that cover and protect the visible portions of teeth, restoring their shape, size, strength, and function. For the front teeth, we offer several tooth-colored crown options, designed to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. At Hurst Pediatric Dentistry, we offer quality restorations using cutting-edge technology…

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How Can Dental Sealants Help My Child?

How Can Sealants Help My Child?

November 13, 2019

While encouraging your child to brush and floss regularly is essential for preventing cavities, sometimes it can be difficult to effectively reach and clean every groove or crevice, especially on the back teeth. Fortunately, dental sealants can help. At Hurst Pediatric Dentistry, we are proud to offer dental sealants to help protect your child’s teeth…

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