Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are just as vital to their health, speech development, and self-esteem as their permanent teeth. Some Campbell parents we meet at Dr. B Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Adolfo J Barrera, DDS hold the misconception that the care of primary teeth is secondary to adult teeth, since they will […]
Infant And Toddler Dental Care
Though most parents know the basics of children’s dental care, Campbell dentists continue to see cavities in young children. Caring for your infant’s teeth should begin even before they erupt. To prevent bacteria growth, parents can wash their baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after feedings. Babies should never be put to bed with a […]
Treat Oral Infections Early to Prevent Serious Health Consequences
“It’s just sore, it will go away.” “I’m too busy right now, I’ll take my child to the dentist later.” “A little sensitivity is no big deal.” There has been a lot of talk about viral infections lately. In this message, we concentrate on oral infections. There are many causes of oral infections. In children, […]
Does Your Child Have Frequent Sore Throats?
In decades past, doctors performed more tonsillectomies on youngsters. If you were a child with frequent sore throats, “getting your tonsils out” was a rite of passage. A tonsillectomy was once a common procedure to treat infection and inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis). Today, a tonsillectomy is usually performed for sleep-disordered breathing but may still […]
Are Oral Rinses Necessary For Kids’ Dental Health?
Despite parents’ best efforts at keeping kids’ teeth healthy, Dr. B Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Adolfo J Barrera, DDS treats decay in young patients often. Brushing may not be enough Most of these little ones report that they brush their teeth every day. Clearly, they either aren’t brushing as often as they think they are. Or […]
Keep Active Smiles Healthy
It’s hard to enjoy sports if you have dental problems. Despite many athletes being health-conscious, there is a concerning rate of tooth woes among athletes of all ages. Let’s consider two alarming studies. 40% of athletes reported oral health problems A study cited in the British Journal of Sports Medicine explored how poor oral health […]