A radiant smile is a child's most precious asset. At Eastside Pediatric Dental, we believe that prevention is key to preserving that sparkle and preventing lifelong dental issues from taking root. By instilling healthy oral habits early on, you can set your child up for a lifetime of confident smiles. Here are some of the most troublesome issues to watch out for in your children.

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Don't ignore your child's toothache - bring them to our pediatric dentist for a thorough diagnosis. Toothaches can be caused by various factors like new teeth coming in, decay, infection, trauma, or teeth grinding. In the meantime, you can try over-the-counter pain relievers containing ibuprofen or acetaminophen, unless your child has allergies. For swelling or pain from an injury, use a cold compress. But if there's a cavity or facial swelling, don't use heat and call us immediately.

Tooth Decay

Prevent the most common chronic childhood disease - tooth decay. Bacteria in the mouth creates plaque that can lead to decay if not removed through brushing and flossing. Limit sugary and starchy foods, encourage good hygiene habits, and visit our pediatric dentist for regular cleanings and checkups to catch decay early and stop it in its tracks.

Canker Sores

Canker sores on the gums can cause mouth pain in children. While they heal within a week, they can be painful. Avoid spicy and acidic foods and ask our pediatric dentist for numbing ointments. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also provide relief if recommended.

Give your child the best dental care possible. Bring them to Eastside Pediatric Dental for regular checkups and preventive care. Don't wait until it's too late - early detection and preventive measures can spare your child from needless pain. Our team is dedicated to providing top-quality dental care to all our young patients. Contact us today at 585-223-5010 or through our contact form to schedule an appointment, and let us help keep your child's smile shining bright!