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 »

How Dental Sealants Can Help in the Fight Against Tooth Decay

Brushing and flossing daily is imperative for gaining and upholding ideal oral health. However, even with proper brushing and flossing, it is difficult to remove all of the plaque and food particles from the crevices and crannies of the back teeth. That’s where dental sealants come into play! Dental sealant... Read more »

Children’s Dentistry: Baby Teeth 101

Baby teeth can be confusing, especially because all they seem to do is grow into the mouth and then fall out of it. However, baby teeth are more important than you might realize, and we are happy to tell you all about them by providing the answers to the following... Read more »

Helping Your Child Feel Relaxed Before Bedtime Can Protect Their Smile

If you have young, hyperactive children, then you may understand the difficulty of trying to get them relaxed in the evening so they can go to bed and fall asleep. Having a child feel relaxed before their bedtime not only helps them fall asleep, it can also prevent them from... Read more »

Building Healthy Oral Habits for Children

Building healthy habits when your children are young is vital for their developing teeth and gums. While you will have to help them when they are small, there are things you can do to make it fun for them as they learn to take over. Babies: Beginning when they are... Read more »

Taking Care of an Injured Lip or Tongue

It’s not uncommon for a blow to the face or a fall to cause injury to your lip or tongue. If an emergency like this happens, it’s important to stay calm. If the injury is severe you should consider calling 911 or visiting the emergency room. Start by gently wiping... Read more »