Bleeding gums causes in children

Bleeding gums in children are never normal When flossing your toddler’s teeth they may experience some bleeding and even think it’s ok, BUT IT IS NOT!  It is important to understand that bleeding is not normal, for toddlers or adults, and can be a clue that something is wrong. At Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry, we examine…

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The 5 Most Common Dental Issues in Children

As the needs change for children’s dental health as they grow, so do possible dental issues they may experience. By understanding what these potential problems maybe you are a long way ahead of helping your children what is necessary to prevent them in the first place. Here are the five most common dental problems seen…

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Brushing Calendar for Kiddos

Help your child make brushing their teeth part of their daily routine. Make this year something to smile about! Download our valentines calender to help your child remember to brush twice a day and clean between your teeth daily.   Four ADA recommendations for a healthy mouth   Your child should use a soft toothbrush and…

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How do I Find a Pediatric Dentist Near Me?

If you are looking for a children’s dentist in Anchorage, Alaska it is important to know what type services they offer. A pediatric dentist is able to provide services related to checkups and filling cavities. They teach children and parents how to take care of their teeth so they can prevent serious oral health problems.…

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Stop Bad Brushing Habits in 2019

As the holiday season begins to come to a close, you are probably starting to think about resolutions for 2019. It may be eating healthier or starting a budget, it’s a great time to set these goals. While you are making a list of resolutions for 2019, Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry wants to give you some…

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How to clean your tongue

Imagine it’s still winter … you’re standing at the door, ready to brave the cold. You’re layered-up with three shirts and a sweatshirt, your heavy winter coat, and two layers of socks underneath your waterproof winter boots. Then you’ve got those awesome jeans with the flannel on the inside, your comfy hat, scarf, and gloves.…

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How does Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Work?

Our pediatric dentists first consideration when it comes to a child receiving pediatric sedation dentistry is safety. Pediatric dentists recommend sedation for long, complex procedures especially for patients who are young or very nervous. Sedation is typically a very safe procedure. Types of Pediatric Sedation Dentistry The major types of sedation pediatric dentists provide are oral…

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4 tips to stop kids from grinding teeth Bruxism

Bruxism or the nocturnal grinding of teeth is often concerning for Parents.  Often, the first indication is the noise created by the child grinding on their teeth during sleep. Does Your Child Grind His Teeth At Night? Referred to as Bruxism (BRUK-siz-um) The parent may notice wear (teeth getting shorter) to the dentition. One theory as…

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5 Tips to stop thumbsucking

Sucking is a natural reflex and infants and young children may use thumbs, fingers, pacifiers and other objects on which to suck. It may make them feel secure and happy, or provide a sense of security at difficult periods. Since thumbsucking is relaxing, it may induce sleep. How Does Thumbsucking effect permanent teeth? Thumbsucking that…

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Baby Teething Chart

When do Babies Begin Teething? Most babies begin teething somewhere between six to twelve months. Usually, the last primary molar pops through by age three. Please download our Baby Teething Chart Baby Teething Chart:  See When Your Baby’s Teeth Will Come In   UPPER TEETH ERUPT SHED Central incisor 8-12 months 6-7 years Lateral incisor 9-13 months 7-8 years…

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Does my child need braces?

Taking a short break from our Dental Trauma series, I thought I write about something a little more lighthearted and something that you may already be wondering about for your child. “Does my child need braces?” For the most part, you may already know the answer to this question. You see, most orthodontic problems such…

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Four Symptoms of a Teething Baby

Parents always gush over baby’s first tooth, but what you don’t see in the precious picture are the miserable moments leading up to it. A teething baby is one of the most distressing problems that affect little ones and their parents. You are probably aware of the fact that babies’ teeth start growing in a certain…

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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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What causes toddler cavities?

My toddler has cavities! But why? We have almost all had a cavity at some time, but why do some get more than others? Here is some information and a few tips to help keep your child cavity free: Cavities also called caries or “sugar bugs” by pediatric dentists, are caused by The most likely…

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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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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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