Dental Care for Children

Halloween treats can play tricks on teeth

Tips to Help Kids Avoid Tooth Decay For many youngsters, going trick-or-treating is the best part of Halloween. While putting on costumes can be fun, candy remains a main attraction. Unfortunately, sweet treats can terrorize a child’s teeth. Here are some tips to help kids avoid tooth decay. Consume Candy After Meals Not only can eating candy before a meal ruin your child’s appetite, but it also makes them more likely to get a cavity. [...]

By |2018-02-28T18:28:27+00:00October 25th, 2017|Dental Care for Children|Comments Off on Halloween treats can play tricks on teeth

Back to School: Dental Checkup

If you are a parent who lives in the Birmingham area, you understand the importance of getting your child prepared for the upcoming school year. Visiting the dentist for a checkup should be a top priority. This will help detect any underlying issues that need to be treated. Here is what to expect during a routine dental checkup. Teeth Cleaning Alabama Family Dentistry recommends getting your child’s teeth cleaned at least twice a year. It [...]

By |2018-02-28T21:19:53+00:00August 16th, 2017|Dental Care for Children|Comments Off on Back to School: Dental Checkup

Toddler Teeth: Terribly Important

When adults talk about what they wish they would have done differently in their lives, taking better care of teeth and gums is usually in the top 10. Senior citizens face dental challenges such as tooth loss, cavities, gum disease, dry mouth and other conditions that could have been prevented or minimized if better dental hygiene habits had been established early in life. Good oral hygiene and cavity prevention begin when the first tooth appears. [...]

By |2018-03-02T17:42:26+00:00February 28th, 2017|Dental Care for Children|Comments Off on Toddler Teeth: Terribly Important

Some Hygiene Tips For Kids With Braces

Children and teenagers who are fitted with braces still need to have their regular, preventative dental care check-ups. Aside from their four-month cleaning and oral exams, it’s especially important that kids with braces also have good oral hygiene habits to keep cavities from developing and to avoid issues that can be caused by braces, such as gingivitis and the formation of plaque and tartar. Have the Right Tools for Cleaning Teeth with Braces In order [...]

By |2018-03-06T20:19:53+00:00February 15th, 2017|Dental Care for Children|Comments Off on Some Hygiene Tips For Kids With Braces

When Baby Teeth Don’t Fall Out

When Baby Teeth Fail To Fall Out Visit Alabama Family Dentistry. Your Child has an Appointment with the Tooth Fairy! “My tooth is loose!” These words represent a huge milestone in your child’s life. Children get super excited when they lose their first teeth because they’re growing up and the tooth fairy will be coming! But what happens if your child isn’t losing baby teeth? Alabama Family Dentistry,  serving patients from communities all over [...]

By |2015-07-13T17:45:05+00:00July 13th, 2015|Dental Care for Children, Dental Conditions|Comments Off on When Baby Teeth Don’t Fall Out

Pediatric Preventative Dental Care

Alabama Family Dentistry Recommends Your Child's First Preventative Dental Care Visit Before they Are One Years Old Did you know that the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S. is tooth decay? With all of the advances in oral health and accessibility to the simple tools required, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss, it is a surprising fact. That’s why, in February, Alabama Family Dentistry, providing comprehensive preventive dental care [...]

By |2015-02-26T19:11:36+00:00February 26th, 2015|Dental Care for Children|Comments Off on Pediatric Preventative Dental Care

Candies to Avoid This Halloween

It’s almost here – Halloween! The biggest candy binge night of the year. Alabama Family Dentistry wants you to know that it’s OK to indulge, but to still use a little caution as to what’s OK to put in your mouth, and what you should try to avoid. Top 10 list of candies to avoid: 1. Starbursts – This is pretty obvious. Not only are they complete sugar and corn syrup, they also stick like [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:32:38+00:00October 29th, 2014|Dental Care for Children, Dental Tips|Comments Off on Candies to Avoid This Halloween

Back to School Tips for Positive Oral Health Care Habits

AFD Recommends Making Daily Oral Care Fun and Rewarding to Make the Back To School Routine Easier Back to school means that daily morning routine where time is of the essence. It also means that your child is growing up and assuming more responsibility for preparing for the school day and getting ready for bed. But it takes more than a little guidance to help your child grow up healthy, especially when it [...]

By |2018-02-07T19:48:24+00:00July 21st, 2014|Dental Care for Children, Dental Tips|Comments Off on Back to School Tips for Positive Oral Health Care Habits

The Tooth Fairy Tradition

The Tooth Fairy loves to find clean healthy teeth from preventive care at Alabama Family Dentistry The Tooth Fairy Loves To Find Clean Healthy Teeth From Preventative Care At Alabama Family Dentistry Why Do We Leave Teeth Under The Pillow For The Tooth Fairy? Does your child believe in the Tooth Fairy? Most of us tucked our lost teeth under our pillows and found a quarter the next morning when we were young. It appears that the [...]

By |2018-02-07T19:46:39+00:00July 14th, 2014|Dental Care for Children|Comments Off on The Tooth Fairy Tradition

What’s in a label: know what is in your toothpaste

Preventive care includes using the right toothpaste We use toothpaste every day with the objective of whiter teeth, fresh breath, protection from cavities, healthy gums, and maybe even reduction of sensitivity. At Alabama Family Dentistry, we know that a healthy oral environment can contribute to reduction of stroke risk, heart disease, respiratory disorders and even problems during pregnancy. Essentially, toothpaste should help neutralize overall pH in the mouth in order to prevent acid [...]

By |2018-02-07T19:28:51+00:00May 29th, 2014|Dental Care for Children, Preventive Dental Care, Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on What’s in a label: know what is in your toothpaste