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What do I do if my child chips their tooth?
Rinse out your child’s mouth with water and apply a cold compress if the lip was also injured to reduce swelling. If you can find the tooth fragment, place it in cold milk or water, and don’t forget to bring it to the office with you!
Give us a call right away. The quicker we can jump into action, the more likely it is that we will be able to save the tooth, prevent infection, and reduce the need for any extensive treatment.
When should I bring my child in for their first visit?
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How can I help my child prevent tooth decay?
You won’t have to go at this alone, we are here to help! When your child comes in for their first visit, we can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for you to supervise and teach your littlest family member
How much toothpaste should we use and when should we start?
The sooner you can get your child used to a toothbrush, the better! Starting at birth, we recommend that you clean your baby’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and cold water. As soon as their teeth begin to appear, start brushing twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. Use a “smear” of toothpaste to brush the teeth of a child less than 2 years of age, and a “pea-sized” amount for children between the ages of 2-5. Remember, young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively so you will have to preform the brushing or assist them.
What do I do if my child's baby tooth gets knocked out?
Give us a call as soon as possible! The baby tooth should not be replanted because it can cause subsequent damage to the permanent tooth that is developing.
What do I do if my child's permanent tooth gets knocked out?
Step 1: Stay Calm!
Step 2: Find the tooth and when you find it make sure that you hold it by the crown (chewing end) and never by the root. If you can, reinsert the tooth into the socket. If that is not possible, place the tooth in milk, saliva, or water and bring your child (and their tooth) to use right away. The quicker we can jump into action, the better chance we have to save the tooth.
How do dental sealants work?
Sealants are a great option to help keep cavities away. By filling in the crevasses on the chewing surface of your child’s teeth, sealants stop food particles from getting caught. Not only is the application fast and comfortable for your child, but sealants can effectively protect their teeth for many years!
What do I do if my child has a toothache?
Give us a call so we can see your child promptly.
To comfort your child, rinse their mouth out with water and/or apply a cold compress to the face in the area of the pain. Do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area. Over-the-counter children’s pain medication, dosed according to your child’s weight and age, might ease the symptoms, too.
"We’ve been at this office for 5 years now and have never been disappointed in the staff. When Dr Davis took over he continued to provide a wonderful experience. I have 5 children ages 15 down to 5 and he has been able to relate to each individually and adapt his bedside manner to make each feel comfortable and safe. We love Dr Davis and his team!"
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“We have been taking our five year old son to Dr. Dustin for the last two years. He actually looks forward to going to the dentist because of the interactions he has with the staff and dentist. They are very good with children that are scared or timid about going to the dentist. They have state of the art equipment. Dr. Dustin will be very clear in explaining what procedure is taking place, what the expected outcome is, and why it’s important to the health of your child. He is also very patient with our questions or concerns. I would recommend this business to anybody looking for a new dentist for their children or parents with children needing a dentist for the first time. Be true to your teeth or they’ll be false to you, or just brush the ones you want to keep!”
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