Breastfeeding and Your Child’s Oral Health Care

Did you know that breastfeeding plays a key role in the smile of your child? Breastfeeding and your child’s oral health care can in many ways complement each other. The benefits of breastfeeding for a child’s dental health include the following: - Studies have shown that babies who are breastfed... Read more »

Use Our Tips to Help Your Child Love the Dental Office

Dr. Jessie Hunter and our dental team understand that the dental office can be a nerve-wracking place, especially for children. However, there are ways you can change this. So if your child gets scared for their dental appointments, we encourage you to use our helpful tips. The first tip is... Read more »

Is Thumb Sucking a Serious Problem?

Although thumb sucking is generally seen as a common habit that children have, it can be a serious problem and lead to serious oral health defects, including misalignments and slow growth of the permanent teeth. Thumb sucking can cause malocclusions and other spacing issues that result from the constant stress... Read more »

Your Kids and Their Teeth: What You Should Know

If you’ve ever raised a child, you might know that children tend to copy you--whether you would like them to or not. This isn’t necessarily bad news. If you help your little ones learn how they should keep their teeth clean while they’re young, they’ll be more likely to clean... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Be Applied After A Dental Exam

Your child's routine dental exam at Allen Pediatric Dentistry’s Allen, Texas clinic is designed to clean his or her teeth while monitoring oral health. It starts with a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of our highly-skilled dental hygienists. This will remove all traces of plaque buildup and tartar from... Read more »

The Hazards of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Are you aware of the hazards of baby bottle tooth decay? Although it is important to ensure that a child well fed, try to avoid using various sugary drinks for young children and infants, as they can easily lead to tooth decay and cavities. The reason is often due to... Read more »

Common Questions About Tooth Brushing for Infants and Young Children

From the moment the first tooth erupts above the gum line, a child’s caretaker should begin to care for their teeth. Everyday habits including brushing should be done to ensure their teeth can grow strong and healthy. Listed below are some common questions about tooth brushing for infants and young... Read more »

When to Pull Your Child’s Tooth

You probably know that losing a tooth is something your children should eventually go through. In reality, children usually lose their first tooth when they’re about six years old. Still, do you ever wonder if you should pull your child’s tooth? We usually recommend letting the tooth fall out naturally... Read more »

Childhood Cavities and Long Term Health

As a parent teaching a small child basic dental care, one of the most important lessons you can teach them is the important link between their oral health care and their overall well-being. It’s not something that is often discussed, but it’s something you shouldn’t overlook. While anyone of any... Read more »

Pediatric Dentistry: The Facts

Do you make caring for your children’s pearly whites a priority? Do you make a point of brushing and flossing your kid’s teeth every day? Do you wonder if there’s more you might be able to do to help your child’s teeth and gums stay healthy? If so, have you... Read more »