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Kids: Common Dental Problems

A lucky kid will never have a cavity, but cavities aren’t the only dental problems kiddos can be forced to endure. There are plenty of dental health problems little ones face, even before they’ve lost their baby teeth.

Nov 30th, 2018
Teeth Grinding in Children: Is It Normal?

It’s not at all uncommon for children to grind their teeth, particularly during the night. Upwards of 20% of children have the habit at some point in their childhood.

Aug 9th, 2018
All About Xylitol

Lately xylitol has been getting a bad rap — it can be toxic to dogs, even in small amounts — but it has many medical uses for humans that are extremely important, and it prevents tooth decay.

Jul 27th, 2018
New Spring Office Opening in September

Dr. Scott Andersen and Dr. Tab Imdacha are excited to announce the opening of an additional pediatric dental office in September at the Legends Professional Plaza in Spring, TX.

Jun 14th, 2018
Sealants for Children

When it comes to your kids’ dental health, you’ve likely got the basics covered. Some of the earliest things you probably taught your kids were how to brush, rinse and maybe even floss.

Apr 25th, 2018
When Should Kids Lose Their First Tooth?

“Mom, I have a loose tooth!” Where has the time gone? It probably seems like just yesterday your child’s very first tooth poked through and you were so excited about the big milestone.

Apr 10th, 2018
What to Do When Your Child Chips a Tooth

You’re not alone if you cringe every time your daughter decides she wants to play catcher in a pickup game of softball or your son jumps on the sofa like he’s in Cirque du Soleil.

Mar 26th, 2018
Sports Drinks and Children’s Dental Health

The risk of obesity and tooth decay is rising among children and younger teenagers due to regular intake of high-sugar sports drinks. Something that most people seem to forget is that plain water is sufficient.

Jan 10th, 2018
Creative Ways to Get Your Kids to Brush their Teeth

Brushing twice a day for 2 minutes is essential for your child’s good dental health, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), but getting your kid to brush for 4 whole minutes each day can be quite a feat.

Nov 8th, 2017
Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist

The very first trip to the dentist might make your child – and even you – a little nervous. Luckily, Dr. Andersen and Dr. Tab know this and will take extra steps to ensure that your child’s first experience with dental care is a positive one.

Aug 16th, 2017
Early Childhood Dental Problems

Some parents may be surprised to learn that, according to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child is ready for her first pediatric dentist  visit when she’s a year old, or when she has her first baby tooth.

Jul 17th, 2017
Summertime and Sugary Snacks

Summertime calls for time spent outside in the sun. Whether at the pool, at the ballpark or just in the street, your kids are going to want a frosty (probably sugary) drink to cool down.

Jun 21st, 2017
3 Tips to Know About Summertime Dental Injuries and Your Child

Summertime is the time for fun and games, summer camps and recreational sports for your kids. Unfortunately, these activities can also result in injuries to your child’s teeth and mouth, resulting in the need to visit a pediatric dentist.

May 25th, 2017
Summertime is the Best Time for Dental Checkups

We know, we know … summers are for relaxing! They don’t call them the lazy days of summer for nothing … BUT summers are also the best time to schedule your kid’s dental checkups.

Apr 28th, 2017
The Tooth Fairy

Ahh, the Tooth Fairy. Love her or hate her, almost every parent has a Tooth Fairy story.

Mar 13th, 2017
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is typically caused by frequent, prolonged exposure to drinks that contain sugar. As the name implies, a bottle filled with milk, formula or juice is often the main culprit.

Jan 31st, 2017
Tips for a Cavity-Free New Year

Unfortunately, cavities are extremely common in children. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, statistics show that an average of 1 in 5 children (ages 5-11) have at least one untreated cavity.

Dec 30th, 2016
Dental Emergencies in Children

Hopefully you’ll never have to deal with a dental emergency, but as they say, kids will be kids. They rough-house, they play sports and “forget” to wear their mouth guards and they eat all sorts of things that are hard on their teeth.

Aug 31st, 2016
5 Foods that are Surprisingly Bad for Kids Teeth

Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth. We try to keep our kids away from the obvious culprits, like soda and candy, but what about the food and drinks out there that aren’t so obvious?

Jul 29th, 2016
Preparing For Your Child’s First Dental Visit

To a small child, visiting an unknown place can be scary. Strangers are strange. Add a weird chair, people poking in your mouth and loud noises – its no wonder some kids are afraid of the dentist!

Jul 1st, 2016
The 5 Most Common Dental Problems in Children

According to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, tooth decay is the number one chronic childhood illness. Often we tend to overlook our children’s oral health needs – after all, those aren’t their permanent teeth anyway, right?

May 13th, 2016
Kids and Flossing

As with brushing, it’s important for kids to develop proper flossing habits early on. Flossing helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease by removing the pesky food and plaque that settles between the teeth.

Apr 29th, 2016
Top Tips for Taking Care of Toddler Teeth

We’ve all heard people joke about toddlers – referring to two year olds in the ” terrible twos” or a three year old acting like a “threenager” – and if you’re a parent you know there’s good reason for it.

Jan 29th, 2016
Two minutes, Twice a day

Have you taken your children to the dentist recently only to be told that they aren’t brushing well enough? How long should they brush and how often? What IS well enough?

Dec 11th, 2014
Just how important are baby teeth?

“They’re just baby teeth, right? They’re gonna fall out anyway! Dental care is not necessary at this young… it’s just another way for dentists to make more money off of us.”

Nov 14th, 2014