Supporting Good Behavior Before, During, and After Your Child’s Dental Appointment

Many parents worry about their children misbehaving in the waiting lobby of the dental office. If you’re worried about your child’s conduct, try using the following suggestions to support good behavior before, during, and after your child’s dental visit. BEFORE Getting a full night’s sleep can change your child’s dental visit from miserable to wonderful…. Read more »

Combatting the Effects of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Did you know that baby bottles can negatively affect the oral health of your young child? Although it is important to ensure a child is constantly fed, exercise caution when 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 »

Common Questions About Thumb Sucking

Although thumb sucking is a very common trait in many children, nonetheless it can cause serious harm to a child’s teeth and can even affect the growth and location of the permanent teeth that will grow in later. Listed below are some common questions about thumb sucking in young children: True or False: Thumb sucking… Read more »

Helping Your Child with Their Oral Health

You probably understand that you should be brushing and flossing your teeth every day to keep your pearly whites healthy, but are you aware that you should be doing a few things for the health of your child’s teeth—even before they erupt? As you probably know, it’s vital that you help your kids brush their… Read more »

Childhood Dental Care

The link between your oral health and its impact on your overall general health is important knowledge for you to teach your child. When it comes to protecting your child’s oral health, there are a few things you should know. Many children will need help to understand just how their oral health impacts the rest… Read more »

Should You Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist?

You probably know that there are several things you should do to keep your children’s teeth healthy and strong. For example, did you know that you should care for your child’s mouth even before their first tooth comes in? Have you heard that you should visit your dentist six months after your child’s first tooth… Read more »

Gum Disease in Children

Would you be surprised to learn that there are a number of myths associated with gum disease? For instance, you may have heard that gum disease is extremely rare in adults, but did you know that it’s actually quite common. You may have also heard that children are safe from gum disease, but this isn’t… Read more »

Guidelines for Cleaning Your Child’s Smile

At Texas Kids Dental in El Paso, Fabens, and Horizon City, Texas, and surrounding areas, we invite our patients to take good care of their child’s baby teeth to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. Dr. Erickson and our team of dental professionals are happy to share some basic guidelines to help you care for… Read more »

Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

Before a child has their first tooth break the skin of their gumline, which often occurs before their first birthday, it is important for a parent or parental guardian to start planning their oral health care. A well laid out plan is the first step in creating a safe habitat for their teeth and gums… Read more »