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Who is a Candidate for Sealants? Jun 11th, 2020

Regular brushing and flossing help prevent your child from developing cavities, but even with excellent oral hygiene habits, it’s still possible to experience tooth decay. Molars, in particular, remain vulnerable to cavities because of the structure of these teeth. By getting sealants, most children and teenagers can significantly reduce their...

Dental Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know May 13th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes in our lives. As we work together to stop the spread of the virus, your child’s oral health remains our top priority. During these unusual times, you might be wondering what kind of dental care your child or teenager can and should receive....

Veneers — Beyond White Teeth Apr 24th, 2020

You might associate porcelain veneers, a thin porcelain layer placed over your teeth, with adults seeking a beautifully white smile. While veneers do have the positive effect of making your teeth appear whiter, they also come with other benefits. Older children and teenagers who have their adult teeth can be...

Why Your Child May Benefit From a Frenectomy Mar 3rd, 2020

The frenum, or the tissues connecting your lips to your gums and your tongue to the base of your mouth, help give your lips and tongue more stability in your mouth. Sometimes, though, the frenum can grow overly large in children, putting them at risk for health and developmental issues....

Cavities and Kids — The Importance of Stopping Decay Feb 1st, 2020

When kids get tooth decay, the process that happens when tooth enamel breaks down, they can get cavities and face other health consequences. Childhood cavities are common; by age 11, more than 4 out of 10 children have had a cavity. Even when your child doesn’t have adult teeth yet,...

Do You Need a Crown or a Bridge? Jan 1st, 2020

Tooth decay remains one of the most prevalent childhood diseases in the United States. According to the CDC, approximately 20% of kids between ages 5 and 11 and nearly one-third of adults under age 45 possess at least one untreated decayed tooth. Hisham Merdad, BDS, DSCD and Zuwena Abraham, DDS...

Why Your Child Should Get Sealants Nov 1st, 2019

Did you know that cavities are considered a chronic childhood disease? In fact, cavities in kids are called early childhood caries (ECC) and it’s the most common chronic pediatric disease. For an estimated 300,000 kids, the disease is especially severe.  Cavities - a big problem ECC is marked by these...

5 Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety Sep 30th, 2019

As many as 20% of school-age children have dental anxiety. In short, that means they’re afraid of going to the dentist. But what exactly is dental anxiety?  Dental anxiety is a term that encompasses anything from nervousness about seeing the dentist to a debilitating phobia that makes it nearly impossible...

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Wisdom Tooth Extraction Sep 1st, 2019

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to appear in your child’s mouth, and they’re often removed by dentists early.  Dental practitioners recommend the removal of wisdom teeth in some cases because these teeth can grow crookedly and damage other teeth, making it harder to maintain proper oral hygiene.  However,...

The Importance of Establishing Proper Dental Hygiene Habits in Children Aug 20th, 2019

Wondering how to give your child the best start possible in life? Teaching them to take care of their teeth, gums, and mouth is a great place to start. From your child’s first dental visit — when they get their first tooth, or no later than their first birthday —...

Calm Your Child's Dentist Chair Jitters With Oral Sedation Jul 26th, 2019

Dental anxiety is a common problem for children, especially if they’ve never been to the dentist, don’t know what to expect, or had a traumatic experience in the past. As a dental practice that understands and specializes in pediatric dentistry, here at Easy Dental Care in Gainesville, Virginia, Dr. Hisham...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Jun 14th, 2019

Yellowing teeth are a natural part of the aging process, but you don’t have to resign yourself to having stained, dull teeth as you grow older. Today’s professional teeth-whitening products are effective, safe, and long-lasting. And once you achieve your desired “shade of brighter,” there are steps you can take...

Everything You need to Know about Pediatric Dental Restorations May 14th, 2019

If your child is suffering from a tooth infection or has a damaged tooth, they need a dental restoration to fix the problem now and prevent worse problems in the future. Dental restorations repair the shape and strength of a damaged tooth and include everything from fillings to crowns and...

Recognizing the Symptoms of Early Periodontal Disease Apr 8th, 2019

A healthy smile requires healthy teeth, but also relies on the tissue that holds those teeth in place: the gums. If this tissue becomes inflamed or full of infection, your oral health is at peril. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can lead to tooth loss and the destruction of tissue...

How to Help Your Child Get Through Their First Dental Exam Mar 14th, 2019

You may be surprised to learn that experts recommend “first visit by first birthday” when it comes to your child seeing a dentist for the first time. There are lots of reasons for this recommendation, including the importance of preventive care, making sure there are no emerging issues, and helping...

The Benefits of Visiting a Special-Needs Dentist for Your Child Feb 20th, 2019

Choosing a pediatric dental practice introduces your child to dentistry in a positive way, so that oral hygiene and routine dental care assume a normal and ordinary part of life, not an experience to be feared or dreaded. When your child also has special health care needs (SHCN), they benefit...

Save Your Child from the Dangerous Effect of Sugar Sep 1st, 2018

With all the sugar in a typical child’s diet, it’s no wonder that cavities are on the rise. Not only is sugar dangerous to your kid’s health, but it wreaks havoc on their teeth as well. When sugar is left to sit on the tooth enamel, it turns into a...