Early Childhood Caries Prevention

Let’s look at a common childhood concern--Early Childhood Caries-- and address some basics about it, as well as what to do to prevent it. You can keep your child from developing Early Childhood Caries, also called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. Start an oral hygiene habit for your child a few days after they are born, by gently wiping the gums... read more »

Dental Tips Vital to Oral Health on Dental Sealants

Keeping your smile safe often consists of adding additional tooth restorations and repairs to your smile. However, rather than waiting for your teeth to be repaired due to an oral accident or injury, it is a good idea to have a preventative treatment in place to ensure dental damage does not arise in the first place. One highly effective treatment... read more »

What are Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth, unlike what you might think, are very central to the overall health of an individual, both when they are a child and as they grow into an adult. What are you aware of about baby teeth? Learn a tiny bit more by reading this post we’ve assembled, and strive to aid your child to keep their chompers clean... read more »

A Pediatric Dental Fracture Might Require a Dental Crown

Children have a propensity for suffering accidental falls when running and playing. This can sometimes result in a significant blow to the mouth that carries enough force to fracture a primary tooth. Unfortunately, many primary teeth are small and have limited amounts of tooth enamel. Sometimes this means that there isn’t enough remaining to treat a dental fracture with a... read more »

Helping Children 2 and Younger Brush

You might think that treating a child’s baby pearly whites isn’t that important because they’re going to fall out on their own eventually anyway. However, caring for baby teeth is imperative since without them, adult (also known as permanent) pearly whites will not come in straight, but instead crowded and misaligned. Here are some bits of advice on caring for... read more »

Before and After Bottle Rot Checkups

Monitoring the effects of baby bottle tooth decay is a great method to combat its effects, but often you’ll need professional help to deal with the disease. Use this advice to help your child prior to and following their baby bottle tooth decay appointment. To prep for your checkup with our office, please help your child know that visiting the... read more »

Why Your Child Might Need a Stainless Steel Crown in Their Smile

Did you know that Smile Big Children's Dentistry offers stainless steel crowns (and porcelain crowns) for our pediatric patients in Humble, Texas, who have lost a primary tooth before their permanent tooth is ready to come in? As we noted in our previous blog, primary teeth not only help your child speak and chew, but they also help keep a... read more »

What Are Space Maintainers and How Do They Help Your Child?

If your child has a primary tooth or teeth that fall out early in their development, something needs to be put in place to make sure space remains open for the adult tooth to come in when it is ready. At Smile Big Children's Dentistry, we offer an oral appliance called a space maintainer to make sure this happens by keeping... read more »

Dental Sealants Can Protect Molars

Cavity prevention is so important to maintain healthy teeth. Some individuals have textured areas in their tooth enamel that can trap bacterial residue, promoting tooth decay. Areas that are common risks are the deep textures on the biting surfaces of your molars. Fortunately, these surfaces can be protected by having dental sealants applied at Dr. Shannon De Vera's Humble, Texas... read more »