Enlarged Teeth in Kids

Enlarged teeth, also known as macrodontia, is a rare but treatable condition that may develop as your child’s adult teeth begin to grow in. Enlarged teeth are often caused by disorders of the pituitary gland (the gland that secretes male and female reproductive hormones), insulin-resistant diabetes, and other pre-existing conditions. In these cases, your pediatric…

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5 Tips For Switching From Baby Bottles to Sippy Cups

Growing up always involves different adjustment periods, including the switch from using a baby bottle to using a sippy cup. Furthermore, it’s important to take precautions when your child is still using a bottle as they are prone to tooth decay during this time. Baby bottle tooth decay is a common and real concern that…

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Oral Thrush in Kids

Oral thrush is a fungal infection that causes symptoms that may affect eating, speaking and swallowing. This irritating condition is common among infants and toddlers as well as those who have weakened immune systems. Although it can be scary to think your child may have an oral infection, thrush is treatable. It is important to…

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Supernumerary Teeth in Pediatric Dental Patients

Hyperdontia (also known as having supernumerary teeth) is a condition that presents as having extra (supernumerary) teeth in the mouth. Pediatric dental patients with extra teeth may have orthodontic issues in the future which can negatively impact their oral health. Sometimes the teeth need to be removed and/or orthodontic treatment is necessary. Certain risk factors…

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