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Sugary Treats are Scary!

Vampires, monsters, and zombies… Oh my! But what’s scarier than even the creepiest ghouls and goblins? Tooth decay! Okay – so a mouth full of cavities probably isn’t going to be the top costume for Halloween this year, but it is true that the effects sugar can have lifelong effects. And that is pretty scary. […]

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Why X-Rays are Important for Kids

The health and safety of children is the top priority at Alamo Heights Pediatric Dentistry. As parents, our team understands the hesitation to expose your kids to any potential, unnecessary harm. A large percentage of dental health for kids is preventative, meaning we want to do all we can to prevent a problem from occurring […]

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Kids First

We focus on your child’s wellbeing and work
closely with you to discuss and explain all treatment options!

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Regular Check-ups

Visit your pediatric dentist every six months for regular checkups. Regular check-ups allow us to detect and solve little problems before they become big problems.

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Fluoride

Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter. Like any natural nutrient, it is safe and effective when used properly. Flouride incorporates itself into tooth enamel and strengthens it, making it more resistant to cavities.

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Eating Right

Bacteria thrive on sugars and carbohydrates, which provide the energy bacteria need to grow, reproduce, and create the enamel- eating acid that causes cavities.

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Flossing

Flossing every day is also important in preventing cavities, because floss reaches between teeth where a toothbrush cannot go.

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Brushing

Good oral hygiene significantly reduces your child’s risk of developing cavities. Brushing helps remove the food sources that feed the bacteria that cause cavities.

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Dental Anxiety

We have special training in helping anxious children feel secure during dental treatment, ensuring that most children feel calm, comfortable and confident when they’re here.

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