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

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.


Can My Child’s Tongue Tie Go Away On Its Own?

October 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 8:30 pm
child with a tongue tie

When discovering that your child has a lip or tongue tie, you might be a bit taken aback at first. This is especially true if you do not discover that it is posing a problem until they are a bit older. Will a child’s tongue tie go away on its own? Find out why it’s better to see a pediatric dentist for help sooner rather than later.


How to Know If Dental Bonding Is Right for Your Child

September 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 6:13 pm
person wondering if dental bonding is right for their smile

As time goes by, your child’s smile may undergo changes, and many may encounter issues like chipped teeth or tooth discoloration that they’d like to address. Fortunately, dental bonding provides a solution for various cosmetic smile concerns. While this treatment suits many, how can you determine if it’s the right choice for your little one? Continue reading to discover more about dental bonding, the situations it’s suitable for, and the advantages it offers.


5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Get a Tooth-Colored Filling Instead of Amalgam

August 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 7:47 pm
Close-up of child’s happy smile

Cavities, also known as caries, are quite common among children. If your little one ever develops this issue, their dentist will likely recommend that they receive a filling to stop the decay, reduce dental sensitivity, and provide other benefits. But what type of filling should they get? This blog post explores five reasons why your child should get a tooth-colored filling instead of an amalgam one.


The Truth About How Drinking Juice Affects Your Child’s Teeth

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsdentistry @ 3:53 pm
Girl smiling, resting head on table while holding a glass of orange juice

Let’s face it: kids love juice! What’s not to love about a flavorful way to get vitamins to your children? However, while some fruit juices do offer some benefits to their health, they may be doing more harm than good. When it comes to oral health, nothing beats a good old-fashioned glass of water. Here’s the truth about how drinking juice affects your child’s teeth.

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