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

September 28, 2020

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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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Make Your Kid’s Smile Seamless with Tooth-Colored Fillings

August 20, 2020

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Mom and daughter smiling at the park

Did you know that roughly 28% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 develop at least one cavity? However, the alarming statistics don’t stop there. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 23% of kids ages 2 to 11 have untreated tooth decay and 21% of children between 6 and 11 have cavities in their permanent teeth. Plus, 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday. So, it’s not hard to see why fillings are one of the most popular treatment options conducted by dentists today. If your child needs one, then read on for the benefits of tooth-colored fillings from a children’s dentist in Hoover!

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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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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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The Surprising Reasons Why Gum Health is Important

February 14, 2020

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Close-up of gum examination

When you think about February, what color comes to mind? For many, it’s red—the color of love! However, the color red isn’t always a good thing. In fact, red gums can often be a sign of gum disease. This month of romance is also a month of recognition! Gum Disease Awareness Month brings attention to the significance of healthy gums and the signs you can look out for to catch it early. Keep reading to learn more about this common problem and when it’s necessary to get gum disease treatment in Hoover.

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The Best Practical New Year’s Resolutions for Your Smile

January 7, 2020

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Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? This time of year, many people set ambitious goals and habits to better themselves. Unfortunately, many of these resolutions don’t make it to Spring because they’re too difficult or don’t yield results fast enough. This year, instead of trying to run three miles every morning or reorganize your entire life, why not start with your smile? Improving your oral health is an easy New Year’s resolution that can have long lasting results. Studies show that taking care of your oral health can make you happier, healthier, and more confident. Try these practical New Year’s resolutions from your Hoover dentist to start improving your smile and your life right away!

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4 Reasons You Should See Your Dentist Every 6 Months

December 30, 2019

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a man at a dental checkup in Hoover

How long has it been since your last dental checkup and cleaning? If you’re like the vast majority of Americans, it has been more than six months, which is far too long. Going to a dental checkup in Hoover may not be your idea of a fun day, but these appointments are crucial to your oral and even your general health. Keep reading to learn four reasons why you should see your dentist at least twice a year.

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