Many parents wonder when the time is right for their child to see us at Dr. B. Pediatric Dentistry in Campbell CA for the first time. What does the ADA say? The American Dental Association recommends that kids visit the dentist around their first birthday, a little earlier than some parents may anticipate. Early visits […]
4 Myths About Baby Teeth That Every Parent Should Understand
Seeing a baby’s first tooth come in is a major milestone: for the parents, and for the baby, too. With that first tooth come new responsibilities, and in this post from Dr. B. Pediatric Dentistry in Campbell CA we’ll describe some common myths, along with things you need to know. Myth #1 Baby Teeth Are […]
FAQ: Children’s Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are one of the best ways to protect young teeth against cavities, and your child can get them at Dr. B. Pediatric Dentistry in Campbell CA. Having sealants put on your child’s teeth is quick and painless. Experts say they can prevent up to eighty percent of cavities after they are applied. Q. […]
What’s the Difference Between Silver Fillings and White Fillings?
In today’s post, we discuss fillings. What is a composite filling? Composite fillings are comprised of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are quite strong when bonded to the tooth with adhesive. What is an amalgam filling? Amalgam fillings are also called “silver fillings” though […]
Do Gaps Between Teeth Require Braces?
If my youngster has a gap between their baby teeth, should I be worried? Young children have gaps temporarily as their baby teeth gradually fall out and permanent teeth gradually come in. Having gaps in baby teeth doesn’t necessarily mean your youngster will have gaps in their permanent teeth. However, it’s important to have your […]
Toothbrush Tantrums: When Your Child Won’t Brush
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 […]