How to Get Your Children to Brush Their Teeth

Do you ever wonder what you can do if your children don’t enjoy brushing their teeth? It’s important for you to help your kids brush their teeth to prevent cavities and a number of other serious issues. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your little... Read more »

Producing Proper Saliva Levels Is Important to a Healthy Smile

While your child's teeth and gums are the parts of their mouth that we typically pay attention to, their saliva is also a key player in the production of a healthy smile. Indeed, without proper saliva production, their smile health can actually suffer. Today we want to give you an... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Prevent Bacteria from Gaining Direct Access to the Teeth

Your child’s permanent teeth need to serve them for the rest of their lives. Encouraging an effective and consistent oral hygiene routine helps develop life-long good oral health habits. At the same time, there are additional preventative measures that can be used to help prevent the development of cavities. The... Read more »

Trying to Avoid Cavities: We Can Help!

As you probably know, the holiday season typically spans from Halloween to New Years. Typically, this season is a time of fun and family. Similarly, during this season, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by more sweets than you normally might. As you can probably guess, this means you might be... Read more »

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 »