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October 15, 2020
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Regardless of how well you or your children take care of your teeth, there is still the possibility of cavities from time to time. This is because their teeth are constantly in contact with acids that erode tooth enamel and create cavities. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria make a sticky substance called plaque that can eat away at a tooth's enamel. Poor oral hygiene can raise your child's risk for tooth decay.


If you wait until your child is older, decay can be well underway: About 28 percent of 2-to 5-year-olds have cavities in primary teeth, according to The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. However, most parents do not know they should make an appointment for their baby for a professional dental cleaning and regular checkups every six months in a Kid’s Dental Office.


Cavities in baby teeth can be repaired with fillings, which prevent an infection from causing pain and spreading. Cavities can quickly progress into large cavities and can cause the need for baby root canals and crowns. If tooth decay is left untreated, can result in infection, chewing difficulty, and even malnutrition. If the decay is bad enough, abscesses may develop, affecting the health of the child's permanent teeth and causing a traumatic dental experience.


To preserve your child's oral health, your Pediatric Dentist near me will opt to drill out the cavities in baby teeth and fill or crown them accordingly. The primary teeth help the adult teeth to come in properly, so losing primary teeth before they are ready to come out is not good for your child's permanent teeth.

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September 22, 2020
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A gap or space between two teeth is called a diastema and is most frequent between the upper front teeth. However, gaps can occur between any two teeth. Diastema is extremely common and not harmful. The spacing can come from many different things:

  1. Having baby teeth as a teen can cause gapping in the teeth due to them being so small and not feeling the adult space. A person can keep their baby teeth for a certain amount of time as long as they remain healthy. This mostly happens when the some of the teeth are still forming before birth. Children may have temporary gaps as their baby teeth fall out. Most of these spaces close as the permanent teeth reach their final positions.

  2. If someone has a Large Labial Frenum which is the space in your mouth that connects your top lip to your gums. This is “flap” can grow down in between your two front teeth causing a gap. The bigger the flap the bigger the gap may grow.

  3. Being too attached to a pacifier, bottle, or cup during the baby and infant stage. This is bad for the teeth and can cause decaying and form spacing between most of the front teeth.

  4. You may also develop diastema if there is an overgrowth of the tissue that borders your kid’s gum line and the teeth. This overgrowth causes a separation between these teeth, resulting in a gap.

The space between teeth should be fixed by a child specialist dentist if the cause is harmful or the gap creates additional dental issues. Even though gaps or spacing in the teeth can be genetic it is best to ensure you are following the right steps of caring for your children’s teeth. Pease visit our Pediatric Dentist in the Wellington area or give us a call at 561-333-4568.

 

 

August 18, 2020
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Losing baby teeth indicates that your child is maturing, and his permanent teeth are ready to erupt. Most kids have their first loose tooth at age 5 or 6, but it can happen when they are as young as 4 or as old as 8. Baby teeth rarely fall out too early on their own accord. Typically, they will fall out early only as a result of tooth decay or being knocked out. Losing a baby tooth too early can cause dental health complications such as serious crowding problems for the developing adult teeth, as well as negatively impact the jaw's muscle and bone development.

It generally takes a few months from the time a tooth becomes loose until it falls out. If a loose baby tooth remains in place for more than that, check with a Pediatric Dentist near me. Most loose teeth will eventually fall out naturally, without having to be forced. You should never attempt to pull a child's loose tooth by yourself. Doing so can easily damage tissue or leave parts of the bone still within the socket. Even worse, this damage could lead to an infection. Pulling a loose tooth before it is ready to come out on its own can break the root, leaving the gap more susceptible to infection and pooling bacteria.

Sometimes new teeth start growing in behind baby teeth because the permanent teeth form behind the roots of the baby teeth and sometimes they grow behind the baby tooth before it falls out. When this occurs most of the time no treatment is needed, nature usually takes care of the situation, but occasionally the baby tooth does have to be extracted (pulled). In this case, you should visit a friendly kid’s dental office in West Palm Beach.

 

August 07, 2020
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The most common reason why permanent tooth does not erupt is because there isn't enough space for it. Baby teeth hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are growing under the gums. If a kid loses a tooth early or have a baby (primary) tooth extracted due to dental decay, she or he may need space maintainer in order to keep space for the permanent tooth.

Space maintainers keep the space left after the premature loss of primary teeth. They keep the space open and allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place. They are made of metal and/or plastic and can be fixed (cemented) or removable.

Removable space maintainers are similar to orthodontic appliances and are usually made of acrylic. In some cases, an artificial tooth may be used to fill a space that must remain open for the unerupted tooth.

There are four different kinds of fixed space maintainers: unilateral, crown and loop, bilateral and distal shoe. The unilateral and crown and loop space maintainers are placed on one side of the mouth to hold space open for one tooth. Bilateral space maintainer is fixed to both sides of the mouth to hold space open for more than one tooth and it may be cemented to molar teeth and connected by a wire on the inside of the front teeth. Distal shoe space maintainer is usually used for an unerupted first permanent molar tooth.

The child should be seen by the Pediatric Dentist in West Palm Beach or orthodontist on a regular basis to monitor the progress of treatment with the space maintainer and continue to receive a regular six-month professional cleaning and checkup appointment with his/her Pediatric children dentist.

July 21, 2020
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The tooth enamel is the hardest and most highly mineralized (96%) substance in the body. The primary mineral is hydroxyapatite, which is crystalline calcium phosphate.

The Enamel covers the outer layer of each tooth and it is the most visible part of the tooth. The normal color of enamel varies from light yellow to grayish (bluish) white. It plays a very important role in protecting your teeth from decay, so it is important to do everything that you can to prevent your enamel from eroding. It forms a strong barrier that protects the inner layers of your teeth from the effects of acids and plaque; it also protects the sensitive inner layers of your teeth from foods and beverages that are very hot or very cold.

If the enamel is destroyed, the body does not make more to replace it. It does not contain any living cells, so it cannot regenerate. You can protect your kid's enamel by avoiding foods that are known to cause a lot of damage. Sugars and acids from candies, soft drinks, and fruit juices play a significant role in tooth decay, and consequently in enamel destruction.  Kid’s dentists recommend avoiding these foods for your child when you can, and if he/she consumes them, remember to brush her/his teeth thoroughly afterward. Very hard foods, like hard candy or ice cubes, can also damage your child enamel by causing it to crack or chip.

You can also protect your kid’s enamel by practicing good oral hygiene habits, like regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and visiting her/his pediatric dental professional in West Palm Beach for regular professional cleanings.



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