Parent Questions

FAQ: How can I protect my kid’s teeth at Halloween?

This is going to sound crazy, but eating Halloween candy on Halloween is not dangerous for your teeth. The bigger concern is when the candy is eaten frequently throughout the year and becomes a habit. For example, it’s much better for your child’s teeth to allow them to eat whatever candy they want on Halloween […]

FAQ: How should I brush my child’s teeth?

FAQ: How should I brush my child’s teeth? Brushing your child’s teeth changes as they get older. It’s important to start brushing your child’s teeth at 6 months, or as soon as the first tooth comes in. Make sure to use just a smear of fluoride toothpaste for children age 6mo to 2 years, and a […]

FAQ: Why are baby teeth important?

FAQ: Why are baby teeth important? They’re going to fall out anyway, right?! Baby teeth, or primary teeth, are present in the child’s mouth from around 6 months until they are twelve. Baby teeth are critical for a child’s eating, smiling, speaking, and facial development. With good brushing and flossing, and with a reasonable diet […]

FAQ: What are the different ways you can fix my child’s cavities?

FAQ: What are the different ways you can fix my child’s cavities?   Actual picture of a patient treated by Dr. Baxter.  The treatment we use for children will depend on many different factors and can be quite complex. The two most important factors are the child’s age and their risk of future cavities. The treatment […]

FAQ: When should my child first go to the dentist?

Frequently Asked Question: When should my child first go to the dentist? The old answer was to see the dentist by age three. This recommendation was because most dentists who see kids are general dentists who did not want to see small, crying, uncooperative children, nor were their offices equipped to see small children. Most general dentists (family dentists) are […]

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