Why Baby Teeth Matter: Caring for Your Child’s Primary Teeth

The arrival of a baby is a joyous occasion, marked by countless firsts, including the emergence of those tiny, pearly whites. While it's easy to dismiss baby teeth as temporary placeholders, understanding why baby teeth matter and how to care for them is crucial for your child's overall health and development.In this blog post, we'll [...]

By |2023-12-22T08:02:57-05:00December 22nd, 2023|Dental Advice|Comments Off on Why Baby Teeth Matter: Caring for Your Child’s Primary Teeth

Understanding Common Dental Problems in Children

As parents, we all want our children to have healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. Understanding common dental problems in children can help you achieve this goal. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most frequent dental issues that affect children, how to recognize them, and most importantly, how to prevent [...]

By |2023-12-22T08:02:51-05:00November 6th, 2023|Dental Advice|Comments Off on Understanding Common Dental Problems in Children

11 Ways to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

As parents, we want the best for our children, and that includes ensuring their oral health is in tip-top condition. Healthy teeth not only contribute to a beautiful smile but also play a crucial role in overall well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore 11 effective ways to keep your child's teeth healthy. By [...]

By |2023-12-22T08:02:41-05:00September 6th, 2023|Dental Advice|Comments Off on 11 Ways to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

Tips For Helping Your Child Develop a Positive Relationship with Oral Health

While keeping your little ones' teeth healthy is highly important, encouraging your child to develop a positive relationship with oral health as they grow into adults is essential for their long-term health. At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we care deeply about your child’s health and well-being now and into the future. A crucial part of this [...]

By |2023-05-04T14:24:50-04:00May 4th, 2023|Dental Advice, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Tips For Helping Your Child Develop a Positive Relationship with Oral Health

What to Look For in Your Child’s New Dentist

At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we understand the importance of finding the right dental care for your child. A good dentist can help establish healthy habits and a positive attitude towards dental care that will last a lifetime.  On the other hand, a bad experience can create anxiety and fear that can make it [...]

By |2023-03-13T07:52:21-04:00March 13th, 2023|Dental Advice|Comments Off on What to Look For in Your Child’s New Dentist

Did You Know Cavities Can Be Contagious?

It’s not uncommon for the dentist to hear some variation of this line:  “My child got her bad teeth from her (fill-in-the-blank) side of the family.”  Usually, when I hear parents say this, I just smile and don’t further acknowledge it. While I understand where it’s coming from, the sentiment discounts the personal role [...]

By |2020-02-18T17:55:05-05:00February 18th, 2020|Dental Advice|Comments Off on Did You Know Cavities Can Be Contagious?

How Much Toothpaste Should You Use?

Last week I was browsing on the internet and stumbled across this public health article. The aim was to educate parents about how much toothpaste is the right amount for young children. It got me thinking that if this is being addressed in large newspapers, then it might be a good idea to highlight [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:02:44-04:00February 15th, 2019|Dental Advice|0 Comments

How Parent Behavior Affects Children at the Dentist Office

Note: The following story is for illustrative purposes and isn’t meant to refer to any specific patient. Rather, it’s a combination of multiple patient encounters distilled into a single event to simplify the story and protect patient privacy. A 9 year old child was brought to the office for dental treatment with general anesthesia. [...]

By |2018-12-21T13:50:36-05:00December 21st, 2018|Dental Advice, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Dental X-rays – Should I Be Worried?

As parents, we all want what’s best for our children. We want them to be happy, healthy, and safe. One of the specific concerns in the dental arena is radiation exposure from dental x-rays. Certain populations are at an increased risk to radiation, and unfortunately, children are at an increased risk for susceptibility to [...]

By |2018-10-12T15:59:40-04:00October 12th, 2018|Dental Advice|0 Comments

An Easter Candy Alternative

Greeting, friends. Easter is nearly here, and perhaps because of the recent snow storm on the first day of spring, I can sense the excitement around the Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville office for spring to finally get here. We’re ready for warmer weather, picnics, blooming flowers, breezy days for flying kites, spring break, and [...]

By |2021-03-22T17:26:16-04:00March 22nd, 2018|Community, Dental Advice, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments
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