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Getting your child to eat healthy foods may be a challenge depending on how picky of an eater you have on your hands. However, a healthy diet is crucial to your child’s overall health – including their teeth and gums. A daily routine of brushing and flossing is necessary, but your child may still face…

You’ve heard it said time and again, “visit your dentist twice a year for a check-up and a cleaning,” but how important is it for your child to come and visit us at least twice every year? Very, and here’s why! Learn Better Oral Health Habits Regular visits to their pediatric dentist get kids in…

As your children grow and develop, it’s important to teach and continually encourage healthy dental hygiene habits. This is crucial because if your child does not take care of their dental health, they could be at risk for periodontal disease. What is periodontal disease? Periodontal diseases, also called gum diseases, are bacterial infections that damage…

Your child was playing, or by some freak accident, their baby tooth got knocked out. This could be really scary for your child (and you), but it’s best to remain calm and follow these tips from Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry. What to do when a baby tooth is knocked out It’s not uncommon for a pediatric…

Used in cases of severe decay or trauma to the tooth, a pulpectomy is a procedure to remove all the pulp from the crown and roots of a tooth. Pulp is the soft material inside the tooth which contains the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry explains more about pulpectomies, including when…

As a parent who cares for their child, you may be even more nervous about your child receiving a filling than they are. If your child’s pediatric dentist has determined they need a filling to fix a cavity, there are few ways to prepare. One of the best ways to prepare yourself and your child…

Your child’s pediatrician or pediatric dentist recommended your child get a frenectomy and now you’re scouring the internet trying to figure out exactly what that means and if it’s necessary for your child. Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry is here to help answer your questions and put you at ease. Defining a Frenectomy Simply put, a frenectomy…

Nowadays, a lot of people are switching their cigarettes for e-cigarettes. Some people have a belief that vaping is better than smoking a traditional cigarette, but this is not the case. Vaping still has detrimental effects on the overall health of teenagers and adults, including oral health. Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry strongly advises against the use…

Have you noticed your child reacts to hot and cold temperature food or drink? Most children will say their teeth “hurt,” however if it is while they are eating or drinking something hot or cold, this is most likely tooth sensitivity. While it is not uncommon for children to express tooth sensitivity to hot and…

Just as everything else, children develop wisdom teeth at different ages. However, the average age range for wisdom teeth to start coming in is 17 to 24. Due to their late eruption, these teeth can cause problems. For some people, wisdom teeth never erupt and cause no issues. For others, wisdom teeth need to be…

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