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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...

Types of Pediatric Dental Crowns

There are many different types of dental crowns. The most popular crowns used today in pediatric dentistry are those composed of stainless steel, polycarbonate, zirconia ceramic, composite strip, and resin-veneered. Continue reading to learn about each of these and...

Nitrous Oxide Considered Safe for Children

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), nitrous oxide is considered to be a safe and highly effective treatment for alleviating anxiety in the dentist chair. This treatment produces analgesic effects and helps the patient and dental...

Top 5 Reasons for a Tooth Extraction in Children

In most instances, a pediatric dentist has the capability of saving a troubled tooth; however, there are several reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary on those under the age of 18. What is a Tooth Extraction? A tooth extraction is the professional removal of...

Professional Home Whitening Kits for Teenagers

If you have a self-conscious teenager that insists their teeth be brighter and whiter, you can now relax. Did you know you can take a professional home whitening kit with you the next time you visit the pediatric dentist office. Teeth whitening has gained popularity...

August Prize Winners 2018

Stay tuned for the next prize winners, coming soon! Stop by the office and register for our drawings. One of these beautiful smiles can be YOUR child!   Come in and Register for our next Drawing! or call us today (765) 966-7602 To see all past...

Pediatric Dental X-Rays – A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

Pediatric Dental X-rays are highly valuable and frequently used diagnostic tools to determine if there is damage or underlying disease impacting a child’s oral health.   When Are Dental X-Rays Done? The American Dental Association (ADA) created a set list of...