What to Do When Your Child Is Scared of the Dentist
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…Read More
Is It Safe to Visit the Dentist During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
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…Read More
What Is Pediatric Pulp Therapy?
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…Read More
3 Reasons Your Child’s School Recommends Seeing a Pediatric Dentist Regularly
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…Read More
How Safe Are X-Rays for My Child?
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…Read More
Why Does My Child Need a Pediatric Dental Crown?
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…Read More
How Can Dental Sealants Help My Child?
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…Read More
Is My Special Needs Child More Likely to Have Dental Issues?
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.…Read More
Is Dental Sedation Safe for My Child?
At Hurst Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that for many children the thought of going to the dentist may produce feelings of anxiety or fear. We go to great lengths to ensure that our patients have a positive experience at our office. Dr. Lin has been specially trained in pediatric behavior guidance techniques to help anxious…Read More
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