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What are Cavities and How to Prevent Them

Cavities are located on the hard surface of the teeth and represent permanent damage that have resulted in tiny openings. Cavities are also known as “caries” and as “tooth decay”. Cavities are one of the most common oral health complications, worldwide. Anyone of any...

When Should I Change My Toothbrush?

According to the American Dental Association, you should change your toothbrush – or the head of your electric device – at least once in a three-month period. However, this is just a general timeline. If you are a person that brushes at least two to three times a day,...

A Pediatric Dentist is the Best Dentist for Kids

Many parents mistakenly believe that one medical professional is just as good as another medical professional. But adults and children have very different healthcare needs. Treatments vary by age. This is even more true when it comes to dental health. Pediatric...

Statistics on Little Teeth in the United States

Tooth decay is considered to be the number one chronic-based, infectious disease that negatively impacts children within the United States. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry conducted a massive amount of research on the topic that indicates that this disease...

February Prize Winners 2018

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Benefits of Early Brushing with Flouride

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children visit a dentist at an early age. Proper dental care should begin immediately after the very first tooth erupts in the mouth. This care includes establishing a dental home with a pediatric dentist...

How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

While it is common knowledge that sugar can cause cavities in the teeth, most are unsure as to exactly why this happens. According to dental professionals, the sugar does not actually result in the damage that occurs to the teeth; instead, it is the overall result of...

Full Orthodontic Treatment for Kids

As a child grows and matures, it may become evident that full orthodontic treatment is required. In pediatric dentistry, this is most often referred to as “interceptive orthodontics”. In most instances, this type of dental treatment starts at a very young age, with...

Preventive Orthodontics

Preventive orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that focuses on eliminating conditions and/or issues that could result in the development or the worsening of a current oral health condition. Baby teeth emerge early in life to assist in the guidance of...

December Prize Winners 2018

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Overbites in Kids

An overbite is a dental condition that happens when the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth in the mouth in a vertical manner. It is a highly common issue, but may prove to be detrimental to a child’s oral health and their self-esteem. The good new is, an overbite is...

November Prize Winners 2018

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Pre-Orthodontic Visit: Guidance of Developing Dentition

All children should obtain pre-orthodontic guidance regarding developing dentition within the mouth. “Dentition” refers to the way that the teeth are arranged and their overall condition. Here at Richmond Pediatric Dentistry, we offer early check-ups to ensure that...

Serial Extractions

If a child has crowded teeth within the mouth, a serial extraction may need to be performed by a pediatric dentist in order to overcome the issue. What is a Serial Extraction? A serial extraction is a dental procedure that helps to reduce the crowding of the teeth....

Root Canal for a Child? 5 Signs Your Child Might Need One

A Root canal procedure is a special type of endodontic-based therapy. Pediatric dentists may resort to this procedure when the pulp in the tooth is damaged or badly infected. Learn the 5 signs that could indicate it is time for your child to undergo root canal...