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When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?

March 9, 2021

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mother and young daughter brushing teeth together

Every parent naturally wants what’s best for their child, but unfortunately, parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual. As a result, you may have a few questions about caring for your little one’s budding smile. When should you start brushing your child’s teeth? When can they start brushing on their own? Read on as a family dentist provides a few children’s oral health tips to ensure your son or daughter grows up with a healthy smile.

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3 Risks to Your Oral Health While Pregnant and How to Stop Them

February 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — moultondentistry @ 6:10 pm
pregnant woman visiting the dentist

It’s been several weeks since you found out that you’re expecting. After you saw the results on that little stick, your body has started changing in many ways, but you’ll soon begin to feel some of the more fun parts of pregnancy. During this time, you also need to take excellent care of yourself. After all, your body is providing the baby’s first home! Not only can self-care benefit the little one growing inside you, but it can also ensure that you are as healthy as possible when the real adventure begins.

Unfortunately, one part of self-care that many expecting moms neglect or simply don’t think about is oral health while pregnant. Did you know that pregnancy can cause serious problems with your smile? Here are some of the risks you may face over the next few months and how you can avoid them.

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3 Tips to Make Losing Teeth Less Scary For Your Child

January 29, 2021

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Smiling girl holding up baby tooth

As a parent, you know that losing baby teeth is a milestone to be celebrated. However, your little one may have a hard time viewing it that way. In fact, loose teeth may be a source of anxiety or stress for them. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. Keep reading to learn a few tips that will help your child look forward to their changing smile!

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What Does My Dental Insurance Plan Cover?

November 2, 2020

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Dental Insurance

Millions of Americans all over the country have dental insurance and benefit from it each year. In fact, the National Association of Dental Plans reports that 77% of Americans have dental benefits and most of them have private coverage from an employer or group program. However, it can be difficult to navigate your dental insurance plan because it differs from health insurance. Your dentist in Hoover explains what is and isn’t generally covered by your benefits and other helpful information you should know so that you can maximize your coverage for the entire family.

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The Parent’s Guide To Responding To Children’s Dental Emergencies

September 28, 2020

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child crying with a bloody lip

As a parent, it can be difficult to react calmly and effectively to keep your child’s mouth from sustaining additional damage during a shocking dental emergency. For your child, the surprising turn of events that caused their pain can have a lasting impact, even as you reach their children’s dentist in Hoover. To help make their visit smooth, calm their nerves, and get them the fast care they need, you can read below for a list of suggested steps to take in the face of a children’s dental emergency.

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Losing Baby Teeth: What to Expect

July 7, 2020

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Girl missing tooth at the beach smiles after seeing Hoover children's dentist

Do you know when your son or daughter’s baby teeth should start falling out? As a parent, you undoubtedly want to do everything you can to keep your child’s oral health and development on track. While every individual tooth loss is unique, there are a few common factors to keep in mind that can help you ensure this exciting time goes smoothly for your child. Read on as your Hoover children’s dentist explains what you can expect when it comes to losing baby teeth and your little one’s growing smile.

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How to Care for Your Child’s Smile This Summer

June 17, 2020

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Boy in pool smiles after visiting his Hoover children's dentist

It’s likely that this summer will look very different than any your family has had before, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Now is a great time to relax by the pool, have fun in the sun, and teach your child how to care for their smile. The last thing your son or daughter needs is a cavity or toothache during their summer vacation. Your Hoover children’s dentist shares five tips to keep that precious smile sunny all season long.

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The Ways Your Dental Team Keeps Their Hands Clean During COVID-19

May 26, 2020

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Dentist in Hoover washes their hands.

Think about all the surfaces you touch with your hands in a single day. Now, think about how often you touch your face. It’s easy to see how germs can reach your mouth and infect you. While your body can protect you from most diseases, the threat of the coronavirus requires you to take additional steps to keep your hands clean. Your dentist in Hoover understands this and is doing their best to stop germs from reaching you when you come in for care. Read on to find out what steps dental teams are taking to keep their hands germ free.

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When Should My Child First See the Dentist?

April 15, 2020

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Young boy with baby teeth growing in

If you have a toddler at home, you’re probably checking off each box of healthcare to ensure their safety. One of these vital action items is your little one’s first visit to the children’s dentist in Hoover! But when should you take them in? What can you expect? Why is it important? Keep reading to learn the answers because it may be sooner than you think.

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5 Oral Care Tips During The COVID-19 Crisis

March 21, 2020

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person washing their hands during the COVID-19 crisist

The CDC recommends that every household practice additional sanitation measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as frequent hand hygiene, avoiding touching the face, and using personal protective equipment. Because the virus is spread via droplet and can be contracted when it comes into contact with your mucous membrane, or your nose, eyes, or mouth. Read on to learn five oral care tips to practice at home during the COVID-19 crisis.

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