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Why Does My Child Grind Their Teeth?

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the medical term for the grinding of teeth or the clenching of jaws. Bruxism in children is fairly common, with research showing that 20-30% of children will grind or clench their teeth. The good news is that because their teeth and jaws...

Top Ways to Manage Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

Does your child get anxious about going to the dentist? Rest assured, it is perfectly normal – in fact, almost 20% of school age children are afraid of visiting the dentist. Whether its fear of being separated from their parents or a fear of the unknown, there are...

The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Physical Health

Why Your Child’s Dental Health is More Important Than You Realize Did you know that problems with your child’s mouth, teeth and gums can affect the rest of their body and even their health and well-being into adulthood? Let’s take a look at how caring for your child’s...

What to do in a Dental Emergency

The thought of going to the dentist right now, in the middle of a pandemic, can be anxiety-inducing. While routine visits need to wait until our office reopens, we are available in the case of a dental emergency. Below are situations that need immediate attention, and...

Tips to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy During the Pandemic

Here we are, more than a month into quarantine, and you may be wondering if you’ll ever get to see your pediatric dentist again! We here at Brier Creek Pediatric Dentistry miss our patients enormously and want to make sure you’re all taking care of your children’s...

The Importance of Dental Sealants

What are Sealants? Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where most cavities in children are found. When the cavity-causing bacteria that live in everyone’s mouth meet leftover food particles, they produce acids that...

A Brief History of Fluoride

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a compound that contains fluorine, a natural element that can help prevent tooth decay by inhibiting the loss of minerals from tooth enamel and strengthening areas that are beginning to develop cavities. Fluoride can be found as an active...

How Diabetes Affects Kids’ Teeth: Managing Your Child’s Dental Care

Establishing good dental hygiene in children can be a challenge. Practicing good oral habits such as regular brushing and flossing, drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy diet and scheduling regular dental visits are...

Kids and Parents Love to Visit our Dental Office. Here’s Why.

A Positive Experience for Parent and Child Taking your kids to the dentist can be stressful. Whether its general anxiety over visiting the dentist, a child with special needs or fear of a necessary treatment or procedure, we do our best to make sure every visit to our...