3 Tooth Fairy Myths From Around The Globe

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For adults, losing a tooth necessitates an emergency visit to the dentist. However, as a child, this occurrence is an exciting milestone! In fact, second only to Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy is one of the most beloved children’s characters. However, the tradition we have of placing the tooth underneath a […]

How Can You Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

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Do you frequently give your baby a bottle before putting them down for a nap? Don’t worry, you’re not alone if you say “yes.” Many parents find that their babies are calmer and more willing to doze off if provided a warm bottle of milk or juice. Unfortunately, this seemingly innocent habit can lead to […]

Is Thumb-Sucking Bad for a Child’s Oral Health?

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Does your child suck their thumb? This common habit is normal when they are a baby or even a young toddler, but did you know the longer it goes on, the higher the risk for serious oral health problems? While it may be a comfort mechanism for your little one to sleep easier or soothe […]

Common Oral Health Problems Found in Children with Special Needs

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No matter the age, children are often more prone to developing tooth decay and cavities early on. Why? Their minimal dexterity when it comes to brushing and flossing can result in plaque and tartar accumulations because of their inability to clean hard to reach places within their mouth. While these common problems can occur in […]

4 Ways Your Dentist is Staying Safe While Improving Smiles

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is now a widely-used term among the public these days. Once only heard of in healthcare settings, everyone is donning some form of PPE, the most common being a face mask. Fortunately, a facial covering is only one form of protection your child’s dentist will be wearing during their next appointment. […]

How We Prepare for Your Child’s Visit during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Before the Covid-19 pandemic started a few months ago, preparation for your child’s dental appointment was fairly straightforward. Your emergency dentist for kids in Katy, Dr. A, would simply wash his hands, put on a new pair of gloves, and grab a mask, ensuring he was ready to care for your loved one’s smile. Many things […]

April is World Autism Awareness Month!

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1 in 54 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC. ASD can occur in children of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Increased awareness and understanding can lead to earlier recognition and early intervention that can have improved lifelong outcomes. Children with ASD struggle with oral health and […]

Can Diabetes Affect My Child’s Teeth?

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On March 26, 2020, the team at Happy Chompers Pediatric Dentistry will celebrate American Diabetes Alert Day. Created to serve as a “wake-up call” and bring attention to the effects diabetes can have on a person’s wellbeing, this day will help you and your family better understand how this common disease can negatively impact your […]

Oral Health and Your Kids: Best Practices for Brushing and Flossing

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If you’re one of the fortunate parents who has a child that gets excited about oral hygiene, consider yourself lucky. For most, the process can be difficult to say the least; however, there are ways to encourage your little one to take pride in their smile. But what if they aren’t brushing and flossing correctly? […]

Cleft Lip and Palate: What You Should Know About These Birth Defects

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It may be a bit surprising, but according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 4,440 babies in the United States are born with a cleft lip and a little more than 2,600 are born with a cleft palate. Considered to be two of the most common birth defects, they can pose serious […]