Homer Sedighi, D.M.D., P.C., Pediatric Dentistry Blog

How to Protect Your Kid’s Teeth From the Pool

June 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 7:20 pm
Downward shot of a young boy standing in pool, grinning wide

You might be thinking that the greatest poolside danger for your kid’s teeth is running, slipping, and knocking out a tooth on slippery concrete. While this should certainly still be on your radar, there’s another aquatic risk to pay attention to: chlorine exposure.

To find out how chlorine could affect your child’s oral health, keep reading. We’ll throw in some protection tips on the house!


3 Facts About Children’s Dentistry Parents Should Know

May 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 11:19 pm
child giving a thumbs up at dentist's office

As your child’s smile evolves from the emergence of their first tooth to taking responsibility for their own dental hygiene, it’s crucial to prioritize proper oral care for their overall health and well-being. As they grow, their dental needs shift, underscoring the significance of instilling good oral habits early on. Here are three lesser-known facts about children’s dentistry to help you support your child’s oral health journey.


Tooth Troubles: When Tooth Extraction is Best for Your Child’s Dental Health

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 12:17 am
Child holding their cheek needing a tooth extraction

Tooth extraction might sound intimidating, especially for children. However, there are situations where removing a tooth is the best option for your child’s dental health. But how can that be? Isn’t losing a tooth always bad? Not necessarily! Understanding the benefits of extraction can help ease any concerns you may have. Continue reading to learn how tooth extraction can be beneficial for your child!


Toddler Development and Lip Ties: A Closer Look

March 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 2:57 am
dentist speaking with patient’ and child about lip tie

Parenthood brings many joyful moments, milestones, and occasional surprises. A lip tie in toddlers is one such challenge that parents might not immediately recognize but can have an impact. So, what exactly is a lip tie, and how does it influence a toddler’s growth and development? Read on to learn about lip ties, their effects on toddlers, and how addressing them can improve their quality of life.


Careful Kids: Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

February 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 9:58 pm
A fake tooth with a crown next to a broken fake tooth

If you’ve just found out that your child needs a dental crown, it’s normal to have questions. This tooth-shaped cap is the perfect way to restore functionality to your little one’s decayed or damaged tooth. That said, it’s a somewhat invasive procedure and you may be wondering whether your kid will be in any pain. Your dentist wants you and your family to feel confident when you arrive for your appointment so has put together some helpful information to set your mind at ease. Read on to learn more!


Don’t Dread the Dentist: How Kids Can Overcome Dental Fears

January 18, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 12:20 pm
A child fearful of getting dental care

As a parent, you don’t want your kids to fear dentistry. Dental phobias may keep them from getting vital oral healthcare. Still, this problem doesn’t have to stick with them. Your child can learn how to overcome dental anxiety once they’re old enough. They’d have a smoother time with the dentist and enjoy healthier grins that way. As for the details, let your pediatric dental practice help. Here are four methods your kiddos can use to ease their dental fears.


Tooth Sensitivity Solutions for Kids: How to Lessen Discomfort

December 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 5:13 pm
A child holding her cheek while trying to eat ice cream with tooth sensitivity

Dealing with sensitive teeth isn’t just a grown-up problem. Even little ones can experience discomfort when their teeth react to certain stimuli. As a parent, it’s important to understand where your child’s tooth sensitivity comes from and how to address it. Continue reading to explore the world of tooth sensitivity from causes to treatments.


A Tie for Tears: The Link Between Lip & Tongue Ties and Colic in Babies

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 3:44 pm
a baby with colic due to lip and tongue ties

When your precious bundle of joy seems inconsolable, crying consistently, it can be a challenging experience for any parent. While there can be various reasons for a baby’s crying, one you may not have considered is colic due to lip or tongue ties. This frustrating connection is a puzzle many parents seek to solve.

If you want to learn how lip and tongue ties can cause colic, and what you can do to treat them, continue reading.


Myths About Breastfeeding & How Your Dentist Can Help

November 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 10:41 pm
person holding newborn

Breastfeeding can be a sweet bonding experience with your newborn, but numerous new mothers face challenges. Whether the baby seems perpetually unsatisfied or the mother feels too uncomfortable to continue, there are signs that something might be wrong. Often, the issue lies in the baby having a tongue tie or another oral problem. Unfortunately, when seeking help, some mothers are told that breastfeeding discomfort is normal or that they just need to tough it out. This response overlooks the possibility of a genuine problem, but a dentist might offer assistance. Read on to discover two myths about breastfeeding that can be counterproductive.


How Can Breastfeeding Set My Child Up for Great Oral Health?

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 9:27 pm
Smiling baby

It seems that science just keeps discovering more ways in which breastfeeding is great for both the mother and the child. It’s long been known that breastfeeding allows a mother to supply her baby with what they need to fight infections, prevent SIDS, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular issues like asthma and obesity. It may also help nursing mothers lower their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. As strange as it sounds, breastfeeding can also provide benefits for the child’s dental health. Here’s how breastfeeding may be a great dental decision.

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