Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

When should I take my child for the first dental check-up?

What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?

Are baby teeth really that important to my child?

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

Are thumbsucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth?

How can I prevent decay caused by nursing?

How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?

Toothpaste: when should we begin using it and how much should we use?

How do I make my child’s diet safe for his teeth?

How do dental sealants work?

How do I know if my child is getting enough fluoride?

What can I do to protect my child’s teeth during sporting events?

What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?

How safe are dental X-rays?

How can parents help prevent tooth decay?

This information is from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
More information can be found at: www.aapd.org

Dr. Jamie Sahouria makes no warranties, express or implied, as to results to be obtained from use of the above information. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the Internet. Information on this site is for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for personal, medical and/or dental attention or diagnosis. Without all available information about a patient, it is impossible to make a diagnosis. Help and answers are in the form of general ideas. Only you, your dentist and health care provider can make an appropriate treatment decision in an emergency or for everyday care and dental treatment.