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What to Encourage Your Kids to Eat to Decrease Their Cavity Risk
Posted on 2/27/2018 by OPDSF Office
Children are naturally drawn to eating foods that are sweet like chocolate, cookies, and candies, but as a parent, it is your duty to control or limit their intake of such foods considering that they are not only unhealthy to the body but cause cavities and tooth decay as well. If you want your kids to have strong, white, and healthy teeth, you should not only teach them good oral care habits but how to make beneficial food choices also. Foods That Help Build Strong Teeth If you think that it would be difficult to feed your children healthy foods because they may not be suited to their tastes, you are mistaken. There are many types of food that are not only delicious, but provide outstanding benefits to your child's dental health as well. Milk, cheese, and yogurt have always been popular among kids and apart from being rich in calcium that helps build strong teeth, these kinds of food also help in raising the pH levels while significantly reducing acid levels in your child's mouth. Note that acids weaken your child's teeth, making them susceptible to tooth decay. You should also let your children gnaw on crispy fresh vegetables like carrots and celery as they help in naturally scraping plaque off the teeth. Instead of snacking on unhealthy potato chips, you should encourage your children to munch on peanuts, sunflower seeds, and other seeds and nuts instead. These types of food contain natural oils that coat and protect the teeth against bacteria. The oils also prevent cavities and tooth decay because it helps strengthen tooth enamel. If by chance your children insist on eating candy, you can just give them sugarless gum to help stimulate the production of saliva that naturally hydrates and cleans the teeth. Call us today so we can give you more parenting tips on oral care for your kids....

What to Do When the First Tooth Erupts for Your Child
Posted on 2/17/2018 by OPDSF Office
It is exciting when your child gets their first tooth and like any good parent, you want to make sure that they get the best care. This means being able to show them the proper oral hygiene that needs to be done, as well as taking them for their first dental visit. Children as young as one can go to see the dentist when they have their first teeth in their mouths. The Best Dental Practices for Toddlers It is always good to practice great oral hygiene from a young age, even before the child has teeth. A soft finger brush can be used to brush across the gums and around the mouth and on the tongue. This makes the child more comfortable with oral brushing when they do end up having teeth. When they get their first teeth, it is important to practice the same oral hygiene practices. Being able to practice the best oral hygiene practices for your little one can ensure that they're using the right practices as they become older. Oral Checkups with a Pediatric Dentist Once the tooth comes through and you continue to do the brushing, it is important to make sure that you bring them for their first dental check up. Not only will the dentist look in their mouth and view their teeth, but they can clean them and make sure that everything looks good. This is always a good thing to think about when it comes to cleaning the teeth and getting all the information that is needed on them. Speak with us here when considering where to bring your little one for their first checkup. Using a pediatric dentist is always recommended and we can provide the necessary dental care that your little one is in need of. Speak with us today to learn more or to schedule their appointment....

Would Sedation Dentistry Help You See the Dentist More Often?
Posted on 1/30/2018 by OPDSF Office
If fear is stopping you from seeing the dentist every six months like you should, then you may want to consider the benefits of sedation dentistry. It allows you to be calm and relaxed during the procedures, and you can pick how sedated you become. There are levels that simply take the edge off your anxiety, all the way through being basically asleep while the work is done. If you got to sleep through what they were doing, would your mouth be healthier? Getting Your Oral Health Back through Sedation Dentistry When you have gone a long time between dental visits, then you are likely going to need some work done when you finally go back. You may have issues with the health of your gums, and you more than likely have some cavities that need to be filled. You may even need more work done than that. Getting a sedative can help make the worry and anxiety about that work a thing of the past. You can have a little laughing gas to help lower your anxiety. You can take a pill that helps you calm down. There are IV sedation options that keep you conscious, but unaware of what is going on, and leave you with very little memory of the entire procedure. Plus, you can also have a full sedation, which allows you to be asleep while the dentist gets the work done. When you are not anxious, then your dentist can work more smoothly and quickly than if you were nervously fidgeting around in their chair. Consider the benefits of getting your mouth as healthy as possible, and doing it in a way that allows you to feel comfortable.Contact our officeand see if they offer sedation dentistry as one of your options....
All Posts:

What to Encourage Your Kids to Eat to Decrease Their Cavity Risk
What to Do When the First Tooth Erupts for Your Child
Would Sedation Dentistry Help You See the Dentist More Often?
Flossing Picks Should Be Avoided on Children's Teeth
What Options Your Child Has with an Overbite?
What is the Best Age to Let Children Help with Their Oral Hygiene?
How Your Kids May Benefit From a New Toothpaste Flavor
How Not to Pass Dental Fears On to Your Children
Times Where Veneers Are Appropriate for Children
The Easiest Way to Care for your Baby's Teeth
Start Proper Back to School Routines this School Year
The Link Between Breastfeeding and Good Oral Health
Study Finds that Parents are Stopping Tooth Brushing Supervision too Soon
Choosing the Right Snacks for your Child this Summer
8 Tips on Helping Your Kids Brush Their Teeth
Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids
Does Dental Health Have an Effect on School Performance?
Can Children Develop Gum Disease?
What Dental Milestones Does Your Child Need to Meet?
What Could Happen If Your Child Swallowed Too Much Toothpaste?
Decreasing Your Child's Risk of Cavities
Easing Anxiety When Your Child Needs an Extraction
How Long Should You Wait to Treat Shark Teeth?
Helping Your Child When a Loose Tooth Comes Out
The Dangers of Kids Going to Sleep With a Bottle
Should Your Children Accompany You to the Dentist?
Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings?
Calming a Child Who Fears the Dentist
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San Francisco, CA 94116

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