How to know if your child has a cavity?

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. If your child has not had a cavity yet, they are likely to develop at least one in their lifetime. So, how do you know if your child has a cavity? Well, depending on the severity…

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Baby tooth knocked loose, What should I do?

Baby Tooth Knocked Loose AKA subluxation The two types of dental trauma injuries that result from a fall involving trauma to the mouth are dental concussion and dental subluxation. These two types of dental trauma are the most common dental injuries I see in the office. Basically, the individual falls forward and “bangs” the tooth…

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Knocked out Baby Tooth

Dental Trauma and injuries: Part 1 The most commonly knocked out baby tooth/ teeth are the top front teeth. Whether it is your toddler learning to walk (remember the days of the “zombie” walk?) or chasing his/her sibling and running into a coffee table, those top front teeth especially the two middle teeth are in…

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Bleeding after a baby tooth falls out

How do I stop bleeding after my child’s baby tooth falls out? Children often start losing teeth around the age of six. Usually, the two bottom teeth will fall out first since teeth tend to fall out in the order they came in. 1. Fold a clean piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over…

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Possible broken jaw in Children

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room. Typical causes of a Broken Jaw in children Bicycle Falls Car Accidents Sports A punch to the jaw Typical signs & symptoms of a broken jaw Bruising, swelling and sourness along the jaw…

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4 Things to do if your child knocks out a Permanent Tooth

As a continuation of our dental trauma series, we will be discussing the what-to-do’s if you or your child knocked out or “avulsed” a permanent tooth. The two front teeth are by far the most commonly avulsed teeth due to their position and the nature of how we fall or how facial injuries occur. Management…

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Broken tooth

Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Get immediate dental attention

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Cut or Bitten tongue, lip or cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.   Baby tooth knocked loose, What should I do? 4 Things to do if your…

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What to do if your child has a toothache?

For a parent one of the most difficult things to watch is your child in pain. Toothaches are usually caused by tooth decay. Here are a few ways to help your child if he or she has a toothache. Evaluate the Situation Does your child have a fever? Sensitive to hot or cold?  Facial swelling?…

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