Treehouse Pediatric Dentistry Blog

When Do Baby Teeth Fall Out?

April 12, 2024

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Young boy with missing front toothNothing is more precious than your little one’s smile. Their baby teeth serve an important role in their development, despite only being in place for a few years. Your child’s first visit from the Tooth Fairy is a rite of passage as their primary teeth are replaced with their permanent set. However, when can you expect their first loose tooth? Every child is different, but here’s the average timeline for losing baby teeth.


What Causes Tooth Sensitivity in Children?

March 15, 2024

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Smiling young girl in dentist’s chairIf your little one has a toothache, it warrants a trip to their pediatric dentist. Although tooth sensitivity is often associated with aging, anyone can experience the unpleasant sensations, including children. If you notice your child is avoiding certain foods, being irritable at the dinner table, or turning their nose to ice cream, they might have sensitive teeth. Here are the most common culprits of tooth sensitivity in children.


Reasons to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

February 25, 2024

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Young boy at dentist practicing brushing teethDid you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? The American Dental Association sponsors the event to improve awareness about the importance of children’s oral health needs. Although baby teeth eventually fall out, they are invaluable to your little one’s health and development. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50% of children will experience at least one cavity. While they are almost always preventable, tooth decay is more common than childhood asthma. You can safeguard your child’s smile by introducing oral hygiene at an early age. 


Benefits of Early Detection of Pediatric Dental Problems

January 4, 2024

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Young girl in dentist’s chair pointing to her toothBrushing and flossing aren’t enough to keep common dental problems at bay. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months for children and adults. Even if your little one doesn’t have any teeth, they should see a pediatric dentist before their 1st birthday. Although this might seem a little young, regular dental care is essential for your child’s health and development. They’ll benefit from the power of prevention and early detection to achieve their best smile. 


5 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 24, 2023

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Close up of stockings hung on mantelBefore you can cross holiday shopping off your to-do list, you need to find the perfect stocking stuffers for your little one. You could go the traditional route with candy, cookies, and other sweet treats, but it can result in bad news the next time your child visits their dentist. Instead, here are 5 amazing tooth-friendly stocking ideas that your child will love.


Dentist-Approved Meals to Enjoy the Holidays

November 11, 2023

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Candy cane and cookiesThe holidays are here, which means plenty of gatherings, potlucks, and goodies! Your little one will be surrounded by many sugary treats that will tempt their taste buds. Not to mention, many seasonal favorites can harm your child’s dental health. The holidays don’t have to come back to haunt your child’s smile. Here are a few tips to keep your holiday meals tooth-friendly.


Best & Worst Halloween Candy for Your Child

October 5, 2023

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Child in ghost costume holding a candy bucketHalloween is right around the corner. As you take your little one out trick-or-treating, you can guarantee they’re going to come home with a plentiful candy stash. While you may not think one night of indulging in sugary treats can affect their dental health, candy increases their risk of tooth decay. You might believe that all candy is the same, but your child’s pediatric dentist has a list of sweet treats they should avoid. Here’s how to choose the best candy for your little one’s pearly whites.


Importance of Early Dental Care for Children

September 8, 2023

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Young girl holding large model of teethNothing is more precious than your child’s first tooth poking through the surface of their gums. As their gummy smile is replaced with baby teeth, it’s never too early to see a dentist. Although baby teeth are only in place for a few years, they are invaluable to your little one’s oral health and development. Routine checkups allow your child to benefit from early detection to keep their mouth healthy. Here’s why they should see a dentist every 6 months, even if they only have a few teeth.


5 Back-to-School Tips for a Healthy Smile

August 17, 2023

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Happy young boy in dentist’s chairA new school year is right around the corner. School supplies aren’t the only things your child needs to succeed during the year ahead. Their dental health also contributes to their academic performance. 34 million school hours are lost annually from oral health issues. Don’t let simple mistakes keep your child out of the classroom. Here are 5 back-to-school tips to keep their mouth healthy.


Is Swimming Bad for Your Child’s Teeth

July 21, 2023

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Young girl floating in poolKids are out of school for the summer, which means plenty of days spent in the pool. Swimming is great exercise and will keep your little one cool during heat waves. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, their favorite summer pastime can lead to bad news during their next dental checkup. Swimming can affect your child’s dental health, but they don’t have to stay out of pools to protect their smile. Here’s how to safeguard your child’s smile from the potential risks of swimming.


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