Flossing young children’s teeth and getting the older kids to floss is the number one frustration that parents report to us in our pediatric dental office.
As soon as babies are able to grab the toothbrush, they fight to brush their own teeth. This battle never ends and most of us parents are left to figure out ways to get those chompers brushed properly.
Even though they’ll eventually fall out and be replaced with permanent teeth, baby teeth are very important!
As your toddler continues to demand the “binky”, the question of when and how to stop its use becomes a dilemma for many parents.
Parents who come to our pediatric dental office in Havertown often want to know if their children should be taking fluoride supplements. This is a legitimate concern since the community water supply does not have fluoride.
Both parents and kids agree that Halloween without candy treats is not fun. So, how does one have a fun trick-or-treat adventure in the neighborhood and enjoy the treats without worrying about getting cavities?
As Halloween approaches, children get excited about trick-or-treating and haunted houses. Meanwhile parents worry about all the candy and possible dental cavities. Worry no more!
Many parents are not clear on what kind of toothpaste they should use to brush their young children’s teeth.
Parents want the best for their child but are often surprised when told their child should have the first dental visit by age 1. Is this too early? No, many things can happen before a child reaches age 2.
Did you know that your oral health during pregnancy can affect the health of your unborn child?
What kind of toothpaste should my child use?
Fear of dentists or rather, fear of dental equipment and dental treatment is a major barrier to achieving quality dental care in both adults and children.
Dentists, like other doctors tend to use technical terms or medical jargon when speaking to patients. This is a habit they may not be aware of but the effect on the patient is often, confusion and fear.
Toothbrushes come in various shapes and sizes. They can be manual or powered (battery-operated or electric).
When teeth first come into the mouth, they have spaces between them. At this stage, brushing alone is sufficient in removing plaque.
Even before the first tooth comes into the mouth, parents should wipe the gums daily with damp washcloth.
Whichever name you prefer, the focus of pediatric dentistry is the oral health of infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs.
This is a question that many parents ask in our pediatric dental office in Havertown. Once a cavity forms, it should be fixed.
When children are born, they do not have the bacteria that cause cavities. However, the bacteria can be transmitted from you or a caregiver to your baby.
Baby teeth usually stay in place until permanent teeth are ready to replace them. The permanent tooth puts pressure on the baby tooth and pushes it out.
Teething generally starts around 6 months and can cause sleepless nights for parents emerging from the sleep deprived nights of the newborn stage.
Do not allow your child to fall asleep with a bottle of milk or other liquids containing sugar. Offer water instead.
The first dental visit at our children’s dental office in Havertown typically involves examination, cleaning, and discussion with parents on preventive care.
Each year, our children’s dental office in Havertown opens its doors to provide free services to children who are uninsured and who would otherwise not receive dental care.
All parents want the best for their children and this includes a great pediatric dental office.
A child’s response to dental treatment is complex and determined by many factors including age, temperament, anxiety, fear, previous dental experiences, and reaction to strangers.
Finding a great pediatric dentist may mean the difference between an awesome first dental experience and one that may not be great.
What age should I bring my child to see the dentist?
Know that feeling when your child rushes to give you a kiss and their breath nearly blows you away?
Teeth grinding is fairly common with 1 out of 3 children grinding their teeth at night.There is no known specific reason why children grind their teeth.
The thought of dental X-rays can bring uncertainty when parents want the best care for their child but worry about the safety of the X-ray radiation.
We are honored to receive the Top Dentists 2014 Award by Main Line Magazine.
Kudos to the staff at Eagle Crest Pediatric Dentistry! You volunteered your time and services to children in the community.
Each year, Dr. Rose and her staff at Eagle Crest Pediatric Dentistry volunteer their time to provide dental screening, cleaning and oral health education to uninsured children in the community.
When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, everyday moment can become more of a challenge.
The American Dental Association began National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.
Video with Proper Brushing Tips - Oral Health Basics from Colgate
What we eat and how often, can affect our teeth. When we eat foods that contain sugar, the bacteria in our mouths break down the sugar and release acids that can attack tooth enamel.
Imagine what it would be like if you lost your front teeth. Suddenly what you took for granted - ability to smile, talk, and bite into that juicy, crisp apple would feel uncomfortable.
The children and staff at Eagle Crest Pediatric Dentistry believe Teeth are better with Healthy Snacks.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, tooth decay in children ages two through five is on the rise.
The Eagle Crest Pediatric Dentistry Team attend the Haverford Township Day Event.
We are honored to be voted the 2013 Top Dentists by MainLine Today. Our office is all about compassionate care and treating each child as an individual.
Take a look at Dr. Rose Wadenya's article published Friday, April 05, 2013 in Delco News Network of Delaware County.