Why You Want to Keep Your Child’s Oral Care up-to-Date

Did you know that more than one-half of all children aged 5-9 years have at least one cavity or filling in their smile? If this condition is left undiagnosed, it can ultimately harm your child, as a painful tooth or chronic dental problem can lead to difficulty in eating, speaking and concentrating.... Read more »

Tooth Fairy: Origins

Like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a symbol of childhood. The Tooth Fairy exists in many cultures and across many religions. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? Dr. Hunter, Dr. Coe, and our team at Allen Pediatric Dentistry are happy to shed some... Read more »

You Can Prevent Cavities on Your Child’s Back Teeth with Dental Sealants

As your child’s permanent teeth replace their primary teeth, it’s rather common for the biting surfaces of their molars and premolars to emerge with deep pits and fissures. If plaque and residual food particles become trapped in these areas, they can easily create tooth decay. This problem often requires your... Read more »

Dealing with a Piece of Food Stuck in Your Teeth

We have all had a time or two when a piece of food, like a popcorn hull, meat fiber, or fruit peel, has gotten stuck between our teeth while eating. Most of the time, these food particles resolve themselves; however, there are times when a piece of food can get... Read more »

Symptoms and Timeline for Teething

If you've raised a child, you know that teething can be uncomfortable for all involved. Fortunately, with the right information, you can make the experience more tolerable. For instance, do you know when your child's first tooth should come in? Or when their second should? Do you know the next... Read more »

How to Properly Floss Your Child’s Teeth

Flossing can be a difficult task in the first place, which is why our team understands if you have a hard time properly flossing your child’s smile. However, your child still needs to have flossed teeth each day. So, to help you properly clean your child’s mouth, we have provided... Read more »

Achieving a More Beautiful Smile

Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile? If you have minor smile flaws, Dr. Hunter and Dr. Coe may recommend dental bonding in Allen, Texas. During this procedure, our dentists will apply a tooth-colored resin to your teeth and use a special light to bond it in place.... Read more »

How to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is a serious dental problem found among children. It tends to deteriorate and erode the chompers throughout the day and cause major pain and discomfort for the child. It is very important to help your child prevent this dental problem as much as possible, and our... Read more »

Weaning Your Child off of Thumb Sucking

Young children suck on pacifiers, thumbs, and fingers to soothe themselves, help themselves fall asleep, and to learn about the world. Thumb sucking helps young children feel happy and secure. Children usually stop sucking their thumbs around two to four years old, or when their permanent teeth begin to erupt.... Read more »

Brushing and Flossing Guidelines

Your dentist, Dr. Jessie Hunter, and our Allen Pediatric Dentistry dental team care for you and your smile, which is why we ask you to care for your teeth and gums each day at home with oral hygiene. However, oral hygiene is only effective if you use the proper techniques... Read more »