Looking Forward to Your Child’s Dental Exam

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We hope that your appointments to our office are soothing and enjoyable, for you and for your children. We know that a few children have an irrational fear of the dentist’s office, and we do all we can to make their checkups enjoyable, starting when they are very young. Here... Read more »

The Hazards of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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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 »

Alleviating Discomfort from Teething

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Your baby has 20 primary teeth, also called “baby teeth,” under their gum line. These teeth usually start to break through the gums between 6 and 12 months. The teething process is uncomfortable, so your baby may be irritable during the day and have a hard time sleeping at night.... Read more »

What Can You Do for Your Children’s Teeth

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Your children’s teeth are very important to their overall development—but do you know what you can do to help you keep your little ones’ teeth healthy? Your children’s foundation for healthy permanent teeth starts within the first few years of their life. Fortunately, there are a few things you can... Read more »

The Myths that Led to the Tooth Fairy

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Think back on the days that you believed in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Do you remember the excitement the prospect of losing a baby tooth brought? Knowing that the Tooth Fairy was going to come to take the tooth and leave money, whether it was a dime, quarter,... Read more »

Tooth Fairy: Origins

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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 »

Children’s Dentistry: Baby Teeth 101

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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 »

Building Healthy Oral Habits for Children

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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 »