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

How Does a Pacifier Affect the Development of My Baby’s Teeth?

January 24, 2023

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baby with a pacifier

Babies love having pacifiers, but unfortunately, it doesn’t mean pacifiers are always good, especially as the child and their teeth grow. Excessive use can cause abnormal tooth development as well as other health problems. But the good news is this is avoidable! Find out from a pediatric dentist in Chesterfield how to ensure pacifiers are a comfort and not a problem for you and your little one.


Need to Know: A Parent’s Guide to Two-Year Molars

January 4, 2023

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toddler at dentist

Experienced parents understand teething is often an unpleasant experience for babies, as well as parents when they feel helpless to relieve the discomfort. The last of your child’s “baby teeth,” two-year molars are the final teeth to erupt until they get their permanent set. Most kids get their second molars between 25-33 months on the top row and 23-31 months on the bottom. Read on to learn from a pediatric dentist in Chesterfield about signs these molars are erupting, tips to manage pain, and when to visit their dentist for help.


Reasons Your Teen Should Visit a Pediatric Dentist

December 24, 2022

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Teen smiling at dentist appointment

As your teen grows up, they may become “too cool” for a lot of things, including a pediatric dentist. However, it is important to remember that their teeth, gums, and jaw continue to transform throughout young adulthood. While they may want to transition to a general dentist, pediatric dentists have advanced training in addressing the prevalent issues that leave their smile vulnerable to decay and harm. With this in mind, read on for reasons your teen should see a pediatric dentist in Chesterfield.


How Can I Safely Pull My Child’s Loose Tooth?

December 4, 2022

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illustration of tooth loss

It can be an exciting time for your child when their baby teeth start to loosen and they envision the tooth fairy making them rich, but when a tooth hangs around too long, it can become bothersome. It’s important not to try to pull their tooth before the proper time, but when it’s on the verge of falling out, there are ways to help usher its departure. Keep reading to learn some safe methods to help your child remove a loose tooth from a pediatric dentist in Chesterfield.


What Are International Myths About the Tooth Fairy?

November 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 8:58 pm
tooth fairy illustration

Remember how exciting it was as a child to leave a newly lost tooth under your pillow before bed and wonder what president would be on the bill in the tooth’s place when you woke up? Those were great times. The tooth fairy is quite famous with a legend that extends well beyond the United States. Read on to learn some international tooth fairy stories from a pediatric dentist in Chesterfield. What are the tooth fairy’s origins and how do rodents often play a prominent role?


Tips to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

November 4, 2022

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Baby drinking bottle while lying on bed

When your child’s baby teeth begin to make their first appearance, the idea of them becoming damaged or decayed is far from your mind. However, this can quickly become a reality when unhealthy dental habits are present. Sadly, many parents are unaware of the fact that putting their little one to bed with milk or juice is troublesome. Keep reading to learn from a pediatric dentist in Chesterfield about baby bottle tooth decay and how you can prevent it.


Special Delivery! 4 Unique Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 7:24 pm
little girl smiling with missing tooth

There are so many wonderful times in a child’s life. The expectancy of Christmas. The fun of dressing up at Halloween. And the excitement of visits from the Tooth Fairy! As parents, it is a joy to see your child’s excitement from the effort you put into these special occasions. When your child loses a tooth, it is a time to celebrate and remind them of the importance of their dental health. Here are four unique ways to add fun and meaning to your child’s visit from the Tooth Fairy!


4 Oral Health Tips for Nursing Mothers

October 6, 2022

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Mother breastfeeding newborn

There are all sorts of different decisions to be made as a parent, including whether you opt for breastfeeding, formula, or a combination of both. If you choose to do so, breastfeeding your baby has countless benefits. In fact, breastfeeding can help to protect them against short and long-term illnesses and diseases. Continue reading to find out some interesting oral health facts that nursing moms should be aware of.


Breastfeeding Difficulties: Signs Your Baby Has a Lip- or Tongue-Tie 

September 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 11:02 pm

A lip- and/or tongue-tie is not uncommon among infants and young children. In fact, physicians have been performing frenectomies to release these thick bands of tissues for centuries. However, changes in the way women chose to feed their babies caused the regular occurrence of the procedure to decline. Now with more women choosing to return to breastfeeding, many are seeking professional help when signs point to a lip- or tongue-tie. Read on to find out from a pediatric dentist in Chesterfield what symptoms you should watch for that might dictate whether your baby needs a frenectomy to ensure complete oral function.  


Why Praising Kids for Brushing Their Teeth Matters

August 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 11:47 pm

Every parent knows what it’s like to try to make a child brush their teeth who doesn’t want to. There are a lot of items on the market designed to help in this regard, such as fancy brushes, apps, toys, etc. But research has shown that the best tool actually won’t cost you a thing – encouragement! Keep reading to learn from a pediatric dentist in Chesterfield why you should praise your child for handling brushing teeth on their own and how you should go about it.

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