How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Young Children

Do you know how to prevent tooth decay in young children? Although tooth decay can be caused by a myriad of factors, one of the most common types is called baby bottle tooth decay. This tooth decay is caused by the constant exposure to harmful substances in a child’s drink, and their mouth’s prolonged exposure… Read more »

How to Have a Conversation with your Child about Dental Fillings

In the event that your little one develops a cavity, you should know that it’s not uncommon for children to get cavities and it’s not your fault. No matter how often they brush or floss, it can be easy for a child to overlook certain areas while brushing. If your child does happen to develop… Read more »

Oral Care for Your Children

We often are asked by new parents “What are the proper steps I should take when it comes to my child’s oral care?”. We know you want to make sure you’re doing the best for your child’s teeth, and that’s why we have come up with this handy guide of essentials you should be doing…. Read more »

Why You Should Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist

Did you know that many dentists recommend scheduling an appointment with them when your child is about a year old? In reality, these early appointments are important because they’ll give your child a chance to adapt to visiting the dentist. However, do you know when you should visit a pediatric dentist? Similarly, do you know… Read more »

What You Should Know About how Your Oral Health Affects Your Body

Having a beautiful, bright smile is attractive. To keep your smile healthy and strong, there are quite a few things you may need to do to keep your pearly whites strong. However, had you heard that your oral health can actually have a major impact on the health of your entire body? Sadly, poor oral… Read more »

Infant Oral Health Care Guidelines

Always take care of your oral health, whether it be for an infant or an adult. Our teeth and gums are very precious, and can be damaged easily by physical activities or foods and drinks we consume. As in infant cannot choose his oral health care habits or care for themselves, it is up to… Read more »

Teething Tips

If your little one is teething, don’t fret. While it can be uncomfortable for your child as well as for a parent, there are tips that can help make your infant more comfortable. Perhaps the first factor is recognizing when your child is teething, so you can help your child find comfort. For example, if you… Read more »

Enlisting the Tooth Fairy to Raise Your Child’s Oral Health Awareness

To help your child develop a healthy foundation, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) advises parents to bring in their child by their first birthday, or within six months after their first tooth comes in. You can expect your child’s teeth to begin erupting typically around six months of age. While parenting is one… Read more »

Healthy Oral Hygiene Begins Early

At Westlake Pediatric Dentistry in Austin, Texas, we encourage our patients to take good care of your child’s baby teeth to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. Dr. Kyle Raymond and our team are happy to share some basic guidelines to help you care for your child’s smile in their formative early years. In the… Read more »