Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Blog

dental crowns

Do Kids Need Dental Crowns?

If your child is prone to cavities, you may wonder if there is anything dentists can do to save their teeth. Cavities are very common in children, and many children are prone to cavities while others are not. If a child has a small cavity, we may choose to just monitor the tooth, or recommend

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grind teeth

Why Does My 2 Year Old Grind His Teeth?

Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism and is very common in children. Teeth grinding involves pressing down on both the upper and lower jaw, and moving the mouth side to side grinding the teeth together. There are a few reasons why children may do this and, in many cases, children grind their teeth during

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pacifier weaning

What Age to Stop Pacifier?

Pacifiers are used by many infants and children, and they offer comfort and reduce stress. Pacifiers are great when children are young, but many parents wonder when it is appropriate to wean their child off of the pacifier. Using a pacifier can cause issues with a child’s mouth, jaw, and teeth if it is used

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dry mouth

Can a Dry Mouth Cause Cavities?

Dry mouth is also known as xerostomia, and this happens when the salivary glands do not produce enough saliva in the mouth. In some cases, dry mouth is temporary, and can be caused by dehydration. In other cases, dry mouth is a chronic problem, and many struggle with this issue. Dry mouth can be caused

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electric toothbrush

Is it Worth Buying an Electric Toothbrush?

Your toothbrush is an important part of your daily oral care routine. Choosing the right toothbrush can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. Today, there are many options available, and electric toothbrushes are very popular. Both manual and electric toothbrushes are made to remove plaque, bacteria, and prevent cavities. Knowing the benefits of

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frenectomy

What is Safe to Eat After a Frenectomy?

If your child has a short or thick frenulum that restricts the tongue’s movement, they may have a tongue tie, and have been recommended for a frenectomy procedure. Many babies are born with tongue-ties, and parents notice the child has issues when they eat, speak, or breastfeed. A frenectomy is a simple procedure that helps

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autistic children

What Should I Look for In a Dentist That Treats Autistic Children?

Choosing a pediatric dentist for your child is very important. Parents want to know that their child will receive the care they need if the child requires special needs. For patients that require special needs, parents must find a dentist they feel comfortable with. At Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we provide exceptional dental care for

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little girl patient teeth on white at the dentist's office

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Children?

As children grow older and their permanent teeth erupt, their teeth can look dull or yellow in color. Many parents inquire about teeth whitening for their children. In some cases, the yellow color is due to what your child eats or drinks, poor dental hygiene, or decay. The good news is teeth whitening can be

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pediatric dentist for fillings

Is it Normal to Defer to a Pediatric Dentist for Fillings?

If your child has severe decay or an infection, you may think the only solution would be the pull the primary tooth. Instead, your dentist can treat the inside of the baby tooth to save the tooth by performing a root canal. There are many benefits to saving primary teeth, and keeping them in your

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Put a Crown on a Baby Tooth

Is it Reasonable to Put a Crown on a Baby Tooth?

If your child has cavities, you may be wondering what can be done to save their teeth. At Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we have years of pediatric dentistry experience, and are trained to work with children. Cavities are common in children, and some children are prone to them more than others. If a child has

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