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5 Dec, 2019

Toddlers and Tongue Health

By |December 5th, 2019|Dr. Maggie Davis, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

When teaching your kids how to brush and floss their teeth, have you instructed them on how to brush their tongues? The tongue has a plethora of places where bacteria can hide. If it isn’t brushed or scraped, those bacteria flourish, even if the teeth and gums are completely cleaned of all food particles and [...]

4 Nov, 2019

At What Age Can My Child Whiten Their Teeth?  

By |November 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you thinking about whitening your child’s teeth? Many parents become concerned as their children start to lose their bright white baby teeth, and yellow or dull white adult teeth emerge. Our pediatric dentist in Palm Harbor wants you to know that this is perfectly normal. Adult teeth aren’t typically as white as baby teeth. [...]

7 Oct, 2019

Best Ways To Limit Sugar This Halloween

By |October 7th, 2019|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

For kids, one of the best nights of the year is Halloween. After all, they get to dress as their favorite scary character or favorite cartoon character and walk around the neighborhood collecting bags and buckets of delicious candy. Unfortunately, all that sugar can lead to cavities and oral health problems. In order to limit [...]

4 Sep, 2019

Is Dental Sedation Safe For Children?

By |September 4th, 2019|Dr. Maggie Davis|0 Comments

Is your child extremely anxious about visiting the dentist? Do you have a special needs child that has difficulty sitting still for dental appointments? If you are looking for a pediatric dentist near you in Palm Harbor, Dr. Maggie Davis offers completely safe sedation dentistry to help kids relax during their dental appointments for certain procedures. While your child [...]

1 Aug, 2019

Dental Care and Treatments for Special Needs Children

By |August 1st, 2019|Special Needs Children|0 Comments

With myriad medical needs and behaviors to manage, parents of special needs children may put their oral health on the back burner. While this is certainly understandable, children with disabilities or complex medical conditions are twice as likely to have unmet dental needs than children without special needs. There are many reasons for this. Fine motor [...]

2 Jul, 2019

How Will Tooth Bonding Change My Child’s Smile?

By |July 2nd, 2019|Dr. Maggie Davis|0 Comments

Does your child have chips, cracks, or cavities that are affecting the appearance of his or her teeth? Dental bonding can improve the appearance of your child’s teeth and help them feel better about themselves. It can also eliminate tooth pain from any unfilled cavities. Understanding Tooth Bonding Tooth bonding is a minor cosmetic procedure that’s [...]

4 Jun, 2019

Correcting Tongue and Lip Tie with a Soft-Tissue Laser

By |June 4th, 2019|Tongue and Lip Tie|0 Comments

Some children are born with a very small amount of soft tissue that prevents the child from engaging in certain everyday activities. This problem can be corrected with a quick, easy soft-tissue laser surgery. The lingual frenulum is the thin strip of tissue that can be found underneath your tongue. This soft tissue essentially attaches [...]

16 May, 2019

What to Do When Your Child Has a Cavity

By |May 16th, 2019|Teeth|0 Comments

Cavities tend to happen when you least expect it. You take your child in for a regular routine dental check-up, just to be surprised when the dentist tells you that your child has a cavity. Now, what do you do? Don’t Panic or Get Upset It is extremely important that you don’t panic or get [...]

15 Apr, 2019

All About Silver Diamine Fluoride

By |April 15th, 2019|Dr. Maggie Davis|0 Comments

Oh no! You just discovered that your child has a cavity that needs to be treated. Before you automatically jump to conclusions and assume that your child is going to have to sit through drilling, filling, and sedation, you might want to look into a relatively new treatment option for cavities – silver diamine fluoride. [...]

13 Mar, 2019

Dental Care for Special Needs Children

By |March 13th, 2019|Special Needs Children|0 Comments

Children who have special needs often have unique oral health issues. Symptoms of their condition, oral sensitivity, taking certain medications, diet, and difficulty eating can all contribute to dental concerns. Behavioral or medical problems may result in dental care taking a back seat at times. However, children with special needs have a greater risk for [...]