Dr. Karen Benitez, founder & designer, board certified pediatric dentist at Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry writes a series of guest posts related to adolescent dentistry and questions for us based on questions and concerns she frequently receives from patients. If you have a topic you’d like to see her feature, leave it in the comments.
The first post was one that many parents wonder about; whether it is necessary for your child to visit a pediatric dentist and how the experience will differ from just taking them to the dentist you see. The second post addresses the topic of why x-rays are important for your child to have. The third post explained why your child may be referred to an orthodontist at what may seem like a young age, followed with an article all about cavities and how to proceed. The last two posts were Food and drink choice; an increased risk of cavities? and Tips on brushing and flossing.
Most of us have heard of these two things when going to the dentist. It is rather familiar territory, but let’s talk about why we provide them or discuss their home use (fluoridated toothpaste). These two discussion points are considered part of a cavity-reducing regimen. [Read more…]