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General Dentistry

What are Dental Sealants?

A dental sealant is a relatively inexpensive plastic material that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of molars that will help the child prevent cavities. Kids are not known for being thorough teeth brushers, and it’s a common practice for them to skip brushing those areas toward the back of their mouths that are prone […]

How is Tooth Decay Repaired?

Tooth decay is the top childhood disease that dentists face. Children and dentists alike are racked with cavities that need to be filled. Many people often wonder what a filling is and how the cavities are repaired. Helpful information from Smiling Kids Pediatric Dentistry Nobleville is down below! What is a Cavity? A cavity leaves […]

Establishing a Dental Home

Going to the dentist is generally a scary event for any child. From their point of view, they are in an unfamiliar place filled with unknown objects and noises, and a stranger wants to poke around in their mouth with some cold metal instruments. There are a few tips to making it easier for your […]

Frenectomy

The dentists at Smiling Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Noblesville, Indiana offer frenectomy services to treat tongue ties and lip ties in infants. This procedure addresses restricted frenum, also referred to as the thin piece of tissue that secures other muscles, such as the tongue or the upper lip. What are the symptoms of a tongue […]

Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Preparing for Intravenous anesthesia sedation is much like preparing for general anesthesia. There are some general prerequisites and instructions that patients must follow prior to IV sedation to ensure the safety of the procedure. It is important that all patients undergoing IV sedation thoroughly read and understand the directions we provide prior to the procedure […]

Wisdom Teeth

The wisdom teeth are the final four teeth to erupt from the gums – usually sometime between age 17 and 25. Ideally, the teeth emerge without complication. But according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, as many as 9 in 10 Americans have at least one wisdom tooth that is impacted. Even […]

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear coatings applied to the surfaces of a child’s molars to prevent the development of tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices of molars – an area especially susceptible to cavities. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. […]

Root Canals

Root canals are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canals remove […]

Mouth/Night Guards

Active children are healthy children, but recreation and sports can present a threat to a child’s oral health. Athletic mouth guards can help protect a child’s teeth from a knee, elbow club, ball, racket or just about any other object flying toward his or her face. For maximum effectiveness, a sports mouth guard should fit […]

Preventative Care