Your baby isn’t even eating solid food yet, so how could there possibly be any threat of tooth decay? Everything that goes in your baby’s mouth has the potential to feed the bacteria that are the precursors to decay, or early childhood caries. Read on to learn what a pediatric dentist in Hillsboro recommends parents do to keep their infant’s mouth healthy and their teeth strong and cavity-free.(more…)
December 16, 2018
November 12, 2018
Is there anything more adorable than a baby’s smile—especially if that baby happens to be yours? The answer to that question is obvious! Until your children are older, taking care of their teeth is your responsibility. Chief among your concerns should be preventing early childhood caries (ECC), which used to be known as baby bottle tooth decayor nursing caries. ECC refers to the early development of cavities in kids who are younger than five. Continue reading for tips on how to prevent ECC from a pediatric dentist.(more…)
October 17, 2017
Every parent looks forward to their child’s first loose tooth. It is an exciting milestone as the tooth fairy will be making their first visit. However, sometimes it can seem like an eternity as it just seems to linger in place. To help it fall out, you may be tempted to pull it out, but your dentist will advise against it. Instead, it is time to ask yourself, “where is a pediatric dentist near me?” Choose a dentist who caters to children to foster the development of their smile.