Dentistry

Should Your Kids Brush or Floss First?

No matter your age, dentists recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day and that you also floss at least once. That’s standard is true across the board, whether you’re a child or a great-grandparent. Good oral hygiene requires both brushing and flossing working in tandem to ensure you remove bacteria and food particles…

Dental Care for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Although pediatric dentists work extremely hard at making their practices warm and welcoming for their young patients, it’s not unusual for a child to be a bit nervous before a dental visit. However, for children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), visiting the pediatric dentist can be more than just a bit unnerving. Although neurotypical children…

What you Need to Know about Pediatric Dentist Anesthesia

For some parents, the thought of their child going under anesthesia at the pediatric dentist is a cause for alarm. Immediately, many different thoughts begin to race through their head. What will happen to my child? Is it safe? Is it really the best option? For certain kids, anesthesia is the best option to ensure…

Fixing Discolored Baby Teeth

How many things in life are as cute as a baby’s first tooth? As that small tooth pushes its way through the gums, parents are overjoyed (the baby, on the other hand, isn’t so much!). One by one over the next couple of years, the remainder of the primary teeth, also called the baby teeth,…

Why Just a “Kid-Friendly Dentist” Doesn’t Cut It

At the age of around six months, many parents see a change in their child. They’re irrationally cranky and producing buckets and buckets of drool. You wonder what’s going on. Then, you see it—a tiny sliver of white piercing through the gums. You’ve figured out the reason for the saliva and the tears . .…

What Are Lingual Braces, and Are They Right for My Child?

You naturally want what’s best for your child in all aspects of her life –– mentally, emotionally, relationally, and physically. Unfortunately, you can’t control everything that happens to her, including the type of teeth that develop in her mouth. Fortunately, your child, like many other children in the Reno area, may be an excellent candidate…

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