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Everything You Should Know About 2-Year-Old Molars

January 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 2:50 pm
young boy smiling outside

As a parent, you’ve likely already heard about the terrible twos. This phenomenon is typically caused by growing pains, with the main being the emergence of your toddler’s two-year-old molars. Since these last four molars are the final set of baby teeth to erupt, they can be quite an unpleasant experience for your little one to go through. It can cause even the most well-behaved child to become irritable and difficult! If you want to make life easier for both parties, read on to learn which symptoms to keep an eye out for and what you can do to provide much-needed relief.

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Before, During, and After: What to Expect with Tongue-Tie Treatment

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 7:37 pm
smiling baby on a bed

When your child is little, especially if they’re still in infancy, the idea of them having to go through any kind of “procedure” can initially feel intimidating and scary. However, in the case of tongue-tie treatment, you don’t have to be afraid of the procedure. In this post, you’ll find an explanation of what you can expect before, during, and after a laser frenectomy—the procedure to resolve tongue ties.

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Lip and Tongue Tie Treatments Are on the Rise — Why?

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 7:26 pm
Mother nursing her baby after tongue tie treatment

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of lip and tongue tie treatments that dentists and doctors perform. Is this because these conditions are becoming more common, or might there be other reasons behind the increasing demand for treatment? This blog post strives to answer that important question.

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5 Objects to Keep Out of Your Child’s Mouth

September 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 5:29 pm
child chewing on their nails, leading to a dental emergency

From birth through toddlerhood, your child explores the world around them by putting objects into their mouth. However, at a certain point, they no longer need to do this in order to experience new things. In fact, putting things in their mouth that aren’t food or oral appliances can actually cause real harm like cracked teeth, painful cavities, or other dental emergencies.

What are some examples of things you should keep out of your child’s mouth? Here are just five!

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Should a Knocked-Out Tooth Be Reinserted Into the Socket?

August 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 9:45 pm
a child with a knocked-out tooth

Your child comes running to you in a panic. They have a knocked-out tooth. Naturally, this type of dental emergency requires contacting your child’s pediatric dentist right away. But how should you handle the situation in the meantime? Read on to find out whether you should try to reinsert the tooth into its socket or wait until you arrive at the dentist’s office.

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Your Child’s Tongue-Tie Procedure: What You Can Expect

February 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 8:39 pm
a child with a tongue-tie

If you recently learned your child needs to undergo treatment for their tongue-tie, you likely have many questions. The uncertainty of what is expected before, during, and after a frenectomy can leave you feeling uneasy about the whole process. Fortunately, a local pediatric dentist is here to explain what is involved when preparing for laser dentistry and ways to ensure proper healing once it is complete.

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When Should Children Start Brushing and Flossing?

January 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 3:48 pm
a young girl brushing her teeth

No matter how many kids you have, you may be wondering when it’s the appropriate time for them to start brushing and flossing. Maybe with the first and second, you “winged” it,” but now that you have another, you want to make sure you do it right. Your children’s oral health in San Luis Obispo matters, so inquiring about this pivotal task is a positive first step. In this article, you’ll learn how you can tell it’s time to introduce your child to the necessity of brushing and flossing so their teeth and gums remain healthy and strong for years to come.

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3 Ways to Make the Tooth Fairy More Meaningful

December 28, 2021

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child who lost a tooth and will get a visit from the Tooth Fairy

Childhood can be so magical. The smallest detail can create great wonder in the eyes of a child. As a parent, you want to help your child enjoy these moments for as long as possible, and one popular way of bringing imagination and fun into a child’s life is with the Tooth Fairy.

In your house, the Tooth Fairy can go beyond the typical myth, and you can make it your own. The next time your child loses a tooth, try these fun ways to welcome the Tooth Fairy. By implementing them and paying attention to the details, you can make magic feel more real for both of you!

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3 Reasons Your Child Needs a Customized Mouthguard

November 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 8:30 pm
child with a customized mouthguard

Is your child physically active in sports? Do they enjoy taking to the field, court, or track? If you’re like most parents, you want to ensure they are equipped with appropriate protective gear, but you may not realize you’re missing one vital component – a mouthguard. Here are three reasons you should talk to your child’s pediatric dentist about having a customized protective mouthpiece created before their next game.

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Your Child’s Oral Health: 3 Facts You May Not Know That Can Make a Big Difference

September 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drforester @ 10:40 pm
child brushing teeth in bathroom in San Luis Obispo

When it comes to learning about children’s dentistry in San Luis Obispo, there are many unique facts and statistics you made be unaware of as a parent of a young child. With so many opinions and so-called “experts” on the internet, it can sometimes be difficult to decipher which information you should pay attention to. To help you navigate the process and help you become better informed, a pediatric dentist is here to share 3 unique facts about your child’s dental health that may have you making some drastic changes to ensure the health and safety of their smile.

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