Today’s post is for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Carrying a precious child can not only consume your time, but your attention as well. However, don’t forget your needs and your health during these essential months. It’s important to understand that the multitude of changes your body experiences during pregnancy also…
Q. What are dental sealants? A. Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove. Most Encinitas pediatric dentists and family dentists offer sealants to their patients. A. Do sealants significantly reduce tooth…
When it comes to oral health, adolescence is a pivotal time for Carlsbad youth. On the upside, the last of the permanent teeth come in providing young men and women with their “adult smile.” Good habits can be forged and reinforced. Teeth can be straightened, providing increased confidence when it is often sorely needed. On the…
Your child’s smartphone or tablet could be another vital tool to help them establish effective dental hygiene habits. A mobile app called Toothsavers was introduced in 2014 by a coalition of organizations dedicated to public health.
Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Carlsbad dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Though we don’t often think about it, Encinitas children as young as 9 or 10 months of age can be infected with cavity-producing bacteria, which cause cavities and tooth decay. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost 20% of children 2 to 5 have untreated cavities, and the percentage rises in children over 6.
Did you know that The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to a dentist should occur around twelve months of age?
For many parents in the San Marcos CA, Escondido, and Oceanside area, this may come as a surprise. Today in the La Costa Dental Excellence post, we are going to review 4 reasons why your toddler’s teeth are worth a dental visit.
At La Costa Dental Excellence, our passion is helping Encinitas patients achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
The dentist will want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, and it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.