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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...