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Dentistry

Do Home Remedies for Cavities Actually Work?

Here at Toothfairy Pediatric Dental in the Reno area, we regularly meet with parents who are concerned about the possibility of their children dealing with cavities. They often ask us questions like: “Can my child’s cavities heal themselves?” “Are there home remedies for cavities?” “What should I do if my child develops a cavity?” What…

What to Do If Your Child has Yellow Teeth

Every parent wants their child’s smile to be as white and bright as possible. After all, a glistening smile is about more than cosmetics: a bright smile is often a healthy smile as well. Although yellowing is typically subtle at first, when left unchecked, it can quickly spiral out of control. What do you do…

Top Dentist Recommended Toothpastes for Kids

In a perfect world, every child would happily run to brush their teeth twice a day, just like their pediatric dentist recommends. However, the fact of the matter is that many children don’t have that kind of drive when it comes to good oral care. One of the ways to get your child more engaged…

How to Find a Pediatric Dentist for Children with Autism

Finding a dentist for any child can be a difficult process. It’s a search that takes a great deal of research and care. However, if your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you’ll want to be especially careful to find the ideal dentist for your autistic child. It can be an unnerving process if you’re…

Why Your Kid’s Dentist May Use Laughing Gas

Nitrous Oxide. You may have never heard of it before, but you likely know it’s more commonly used name: “laughing gas.” There are a great many misconceptions about what laughing gas is, as well as what it actually does to a patient. The mental image of a patient, sitting in a dentist chair laughing uncontrollably…

Can Retainers Fix Crooked Teeth In Kids?

As your child’s first permanent teeth begin to come in, you may start to be concerned. As more and more take the place of the primary teeth, you realize what’s happening: your child’s teeth are coming in crooked. As parents watch their children’s teeth come in crooked, misplaced, or crowded, it’s a cause of worry…

Children’s Teeth Whitening

Every parent wants their child’s teeth to sparkle, but sometimes yellowing and stains can cause a child’s smile to be less than it’s best. Staining can happen for a multitude of reasons, and even if you believe you’ve been watchful about your child’s oral care habits, they’re still not completely immune from the possibility of…

What To Look For From Your Orthodontist For Kids in Reno

If you’re looking for an orthodontist for kids, you’ve got plenty of choices. A quick online search will yield dozens of results in your area, but how do you know which orthodontist is the best? You can search through online reviews, but they give an incomplete picture of what a practice is really like. At…

Is a Pediatric Dentist a Family Dentist Too?

Pediatric Dentist. Kid-friendly dentist. Family dentist. Reno, NV has several different types of dental professionals you can choose from when you’re seeking out oral care for your child. But what if you’re not simply looking for a dentist for your child? What if you’re looking for a new dentist for you as well? Can pediatric…

Preparing For Your Baby’s Teeth Coming In

One of the first major milestones for an infant is teething. As that first little tooth erupts from the gums, your child’s life is forever changed…and yours is too! When parents think about baby teeth growing in, they often think of the momentous occasion of the first tooth poking through. However, did you know that…

Teeth Straightening Options for Kids

Not that long ago, the options for straightening teeth were few and far between. Bulky braces and embarrassing headgear were the go-to choices for orthodontists. Although these methods would ultimately shift teeth and jaw lines to their correct positions, it came at a cost. Many children were embarrassed by these teeth straightening options and would…

Good & Bad Dental Habits for Kids

It’s never too soon to start building good dental habits with your kids. Why? Because poor dental habits easily slip into the routines of children and their parents if they’re not careful. Every once and awhile, we all need a reminder about the best habits to build, as well as the ones we need to…

Does Your Child Need an Emergency Dentist In Reno?

No parent ever wants to see their child in pain. In many ways, as a parent, you’d rather take on the pain yourself than to watch your child suffer. So, when your little one comes to you complaining of pain in their mouth, you frantically begin to consider all of your options. Is this an…

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…