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 baby 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…

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Little Boy Holding Watermelon In Front of Mouth

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?

What Is the Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and a Family Dentist?

June 28, 2020

If you’ve been searching for a dentist for your child, you might have noticed some dentists labeling themselves as “board-certified pediatric dentists,” while others call themselves “family dentists.” What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist? And what does it mean to be board-certified? Read on to find out! Educational Differences…

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What to Do When Your Child Is Scared of the Dentist

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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Young Girl Wearing Mask

Is It Safe to Visit the Dentist During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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 for my child to visit the dentist during the coronavirus pandemic? Should…

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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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Reasons Your Child's School Recommends Seeing A Pediatric Dentist Regularly

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 Pediatric Dental Crown?

December 11, 2019

What Are Pediatric 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 high quality restorations using…

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How Can Dental Sealants Help My Child?

How Can Dental Sealants Help My Child?

November 13, 2019

While encouraging your child to brush and floss regularly is essential for preventing cavities, it can be difficult to effectively reach and clean every groove or crevice, especially on the back teeth. Fortunately, dental sealants can help protect your child’s teeth against cavities. Which Teeth Are Most Likely to Get Cavities? Cavities most often form…

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Is My Special Needs Child More Likely to Have Dental Issues?

Is My Special Needs Child More Likely to Have Dental Issues?

October 21, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special health care needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.” Children with such special needs often have unique concerns when it comes to their oral health.…

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