Coral Kids Dentistry & Braces

Baby Blues: The Link Between Lip or Tongue-Ties and Colic

January 12, 2024

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A crying baby with lip or tongue-ties

Welcoming a new addition to the family is a joyous occasion that should be full of celebration. However, it can be hard to see past the challenges, especially when your little one seems inconsolable. If your baby cries a lot, they might be struggling with colic. But what causes this? Though there are several causes for the condition, there is a strong connection between colic and lip and tongue-ties.

Continue reading to learn what you can do about lip and tongue-ties to help your baby (and yourself) regain some peace.

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To Fill or Not to Fill, Is That Even a Question? Why Cavities in Baby Teeth Matter

December 15, 2023

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Child holding her cheek eating ice cream due to cavities

Most informed adults know that you get two types of teeth as you age. Primary “baby” teeth come in first and naturally fall out as a child’s secondary “adult” teeth begin to erupt. Because of this, many parents don’t think much about baby teeth. After all, if they’re going to fall out anyway—why worry about cavities?

Read on to learn why baby teeth matter, and why it’s a good idea to have cavities filled, pronto!

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Will My Child Grow Out of Their Lip or Tongue-Tie?

November 10, 2023

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Smiling baby

Approximately 4% of children are born with lip or tongue-ties. These issues can cause difficulty during the feeding process and can lead to gas, slow weight gain, and excessive fussiness. If left uncorrected, lip or tongue-ties can be detrimental to your child’s appearance as they grow up and can cause difficulties with speaking and eating. Unfortunately, these problems will not go away on their own and require treatment from a trained professional. Here’s more information about lip and tongue-ties as well as what can be done about them.

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What to Expect When Your Child Needs a Frenectomy

September 15, 2023

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parent learning about tongue tie issues with baby at dentist

Is your baby not gaining weight as expected, producing clicking sounds, experiencing difficulties with latching during breastfeeding, or causing you discomfort or swelling? These symptoms could be indicative of a condition known as tongue tie, which restricts their tongue’s movement. Untreated, tongue ties can potentially result in nutritional deficiencies, dental complications, speech impediments, and other concerns. If your baby requires a frenectomy to address this issue, read on to understand what to anticipate before, during, and after the procedure.

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5 Children’s Books for Dealing with Dental Anxiety

July 7, 2023

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Dentist wearing mask talking to smiling child in green dental chair with equipment in the foreground

If your child is scared of going to the dentist, the last thing you want to do is make that fear worse. Explaining difficult topics to children can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Thankfully, there are plenty of books and videos that can help! To ease your child’s discomfort, you want to let them know exactly what they can expect at their appointment so they know there’s nothing to fear. Here are 5 children’s books for dealing with dental anxiety that can help you have this heart-to-heart.

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Are Teething Rings Safe?

May 5, 2023

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a child using a teething ring

Teething is something that all of us endure during our infancy, and for many of us, it’s quite an uncomfortable ordeal! And if your little one’s first set of pearly whites is beginning to emerge, the associated discomfort they’re feeling might be tugging at your heartstrings! Fortunately, teething rings are one of the best solutions for alleviating this discomfort and ensuring that your child can comfortably make it through this process. Here’s more from your pediatric dentist about teething rings and some ways you can safely use them to assist your little one with teething.

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6 Tips to Help Your Child Have More Fun with Their Dental Care!

April 17, 2023

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a father and daughter having fun while brushing their teeth

While your priorities as a parent are keeping your little one safe and healthy, their top goal is to have a lot of fun! This bridge can be gapped by making everyday activities that are essential to their well-being, such as brushing and flossing, more engaging for them. By bringing fun to their oral health routine, you are sure to encourage consistent dental care that will build long-term habits. This will ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime! Read on to learn six ways to bring joy to your child’s oral health care practice.

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Will Nitrous Oxide Sedation Put Your Child to Sleep?

March 17, 2023

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Little girl about to receive nitrous oxide sedation

Children who are nervous or afraid whenever they step foot into a dental office can often benefit from nitrous oxide sedation. It’s a simple way to make dental appointments less stressful for both you and your little one! But you might not be entirely sure what to expect from nitrous oxide. Will it put your child to sleep during their treatment? Here’s what you need to know as a parent before agreeing to this sedation option.

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4 Tips for Optimal Healing for Your Child’s Tooth Extraction

January 13, 2023

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a child receiving help from their dentist during a tooth extraction

You want your child’s smile to be healthy for their entire childhood. Unfortunately, sometimes a dental issue arises, no matter how much you do to protect their pearly whites. Whether it’s due to tooth decay, trauma, gum disease, or a requirement for orthodontic treatment, sometimes children have to get a tooth extracted. But no worries! It is not an uncommon occurrence and there are things you can do to make it as smooth as possible. Read on for four helpful tips from your dentist.

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Saving Space with Paediatric Space Maintainers

July 14, 2022

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Sometimes situations arise that require a tooth to be extracted earlier than what was intended. When this happens, it is our job as your trusted child’s dentist to preserve the space for the permanent tooth. Space maintainers are frequently used in paediatric dentistry to allow permanent teeth the time and space they require to grow without resulting in the surrounding teeth from shifting.

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