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Redmond Kids Dentistry August 2020 Newsletter
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Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.
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Ways of Noticing Sensitive Teeth in Children
Children are quite secretive when it comes to dental issues. They do not like telling their parents about their dental problems out of fear that they will not be given any sweet treats. While you may encourage your child to maintain dental hygiene, it's not completely possible to avoid cavities and tooth decay. There are ways to learn about your child's tooth sensitivity, even if they aren't open about it.

Changes In Habits
If your child loves eating cold food items and you suddenly notice that they have been refraining from doing so or they eat cold items in a very cautious manner, it could be a sign that they are suffering from tooth sensitivity.

Avoiding Hot Or Sweet Foods
Tooth sensitivity usually reacts with hot and sweet items. If you notice that your child cringes when eating something hot or sweet, it could be a sign of tooth sensitivity.

As a parent, it is important to explain to your children the importance of letting you know their dental problems. Maintain an open channel of communication where when they honestly tell you about their dental issues and look to reward them rather than punishing them.

Even if you want them to improve their dental hygiene, do not try to bring it up when they are confiding in you. The last thing you want is for your child to continue avoiding their dental problems and not letting you know about it. When you encourage your child to openly discuss dental issues, you can address the problem a lot earlier and control the damage.

Do Kids Need a Child-Safe Toothpaste or Is Any Toothpaste Alright?
Kid-friendly toothpaste is free from fluoride. Fluoride is not advisable for children under the age of 2 and this is why you should always start your kids with kid-friendly toothpaste. Fluoride based toothpaste should be introduced only at a later stage in life. Ideally, it is recommended to consult a pediatric dental professional before purchasing a toothpaste for your child.

Most parents are also under the misconception that they should teach their children to brush only once they have a complete set of teeth. Dental experts recommend maintaining good dental hygiene in your child as early as when the first tooth shows up.

Benefits of Turning to a Powered Toothbrush
We already know how important it is to brush and floss our teeth. While people stress a lot on the importance of brushing, they forget to mention that it is also important to brush in the right manner. A powered toothbrush moves in the right direction, thereby cleaning the teeth thoroughly and taking out even the difficult to reach food particles in the mouth. It also massages the gums and increases blood circulation. This helps to promote better oral health and it also keeps the teeth stronger. While you can brush effectively with manual toothbrushes, powered toothbrushes can make it easier to help keep your smile healthy.

Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.



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16650 NE 79th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

 
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