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Cavity filling; the procedure, aftercare, and long-lasting
If you have symptoms, you might have pain in your teeth or. Cavity pain depends on the extent of your cavity. Regardless of your cavity symptoms are mild or severe, you ought to visit your dentist as you are likely to need a filling. What...
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Tooth Decay
Tooth Decay
Overview Tooth decay (dental caries) is damage to a tooth that can happen when decay-causing bacteria in your mouth make acids that attack the tooth’s surface or enamel. This can lead to a small hole in a tooth, called a cavity. If tooth decay is...
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Sensitive Teeth In Children
Tooth sensitivity can be uncomfortable and affect kids in different ways. Having sensitive teeth could mean giving up certain foods, mood changes, and irritability in children. By understanding what causes tooth sensitivity and how to both prevent and treat it, you can help your child...
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Teething
What Is Teething
Teething is when your baby’s teeth start to come through their gum line. Another word for it is odontiasis. When Do Babies Start Teething? Most babies begin to teethe between 4 and 7 months old, but some start much later. There’s no need to worry...
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Dental Sealants
Dental Sealants
What are dental sealants? Dental Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from tooth decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps...
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Teething
Baby’s Teething
Teething is a normal part of a child’s development, but it can be hard on everyone when your baby is in pain or is uncomfortable. Your baby may be extra fussy when they’re teething, and eating may be more painful—causing them to reject foods they...
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How To Remove Dental Plaque?
Dental plaque is a fact of life — everyone gets it. Dental plaque the sticky film that forms when bacteria in your mouth build up on your teeth. When plaque hangs around for too long, your choppers pay the price. It eats at them and...
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How to Take Care of Braces?
Convincing your kids to take care of their teeth is always a challenge, but once they have braces it seems to get even more challenging! Having braces, however, makes it all the more important to take care of teeth. Not only do you want to...
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Late teething: Is It a Problem?
When babies are born, they already have most of their teeth under their gums. The first tooth usually begins to erupt by the age of six months, although the exact age can vary from one baby to another. The first two teeth to come in...
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Swollen Gums
Swollen Gums: Possible Causes and Treatments
In many instances, swollen and bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. However, there are a number of other things that could be causing your gum problems. Whatever the cause of sore, painful gums, there are steps you can take to minimize gum damage...
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Thumb-sucking
Thumb-Sucking at Growing Smiles in Richardson and Anna, Texas
Thumb-sucking can be a hot button issue in many homes that have young children. Some parents feel stressed, wondering how they can help their child break this habit as soon as possible, while others feel the action is a soothing one that shouldn’t be banished...
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Dental Sealant
Common Questions about Dental Sealant at Growing Smiles
What are sealants? Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from tooth decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria...
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10 Most Common Dental Problems in Children
Childhood is a time filled with adventure, exploration and growth. However, these years of discovery are also home to the occasional dental problems — a climb on the jungle gym could end in a broken tooth, or a missed spot of plaque could result in...
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Teeth Trauma
Dental Trauma in Children in Growing Smiles
We all know that kids like to test gravity and sometimes suffer the consequences (ex, Tongue Laceration, Eyelid Laceration, and Concussions). One of the most common consequences of testing gravity (or general poor coordination) is dental trauma.  This is true for adults and older children...
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How do you motivate a child to brush their teeth
How do you motivate a child to brush teeth?
Sweeping away the “sugar bugs.” Playing “beat the timer.” Making funny faces. These are just some of the silly but effective ways my husband and I got our two daughters excited about taking care of their teeth. Our hard work has paid off: now, the...
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What Are the Causes of Yellow Teeth in Children?
Baby teeth, also called primary teeth, are typically whiter than adult permanent teeth because they are more calcified. Baby teeth can become discolored for many reasons, including: 1. Their Permanent Teeth Are Starting to Erupt If your child is old enough to start getting permanent...
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Keep Kids Teeth Healthy
BEING A PARENT can be incredibly hectic. It can be hard to keep track of all the things growing kids need, which is why we’re giving our patients a list of five simple tips for staying on top of their children’s dental health — and their...
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What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Does the thought of having your teeth cleaned make your entire body tense with fear? Would you rather endure the agony of a toothache than step foot in a dentist‘s office? You’re not alone. A lot of people are so phobic about going to the dentist that they prefer not...
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Toothache in Children
Toothaches are a common problem for children. A toothache is usually a sign of a larger problem, like tooth decay, and can get worse quickly if not treated properly. If your child has a toothache, they should see a dentist as soon as possible to prevent...
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Braces Removed Early
Can I Request to Get Braces off Early? When you look at your teeth, it’s obvious that there are problems that brushing and flossing aren’t going to fix. Your issues don’t have to do with oral hygiene or the health of your teeth. Orthodontic concerns...
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