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Pediatric Dentistry

Hospital Dentistry Brings Balance and Comfort to Children in Hospitals

As a parent, you want to make the best decisions for your child’s wellbeing. You feed them nutritious meals, send them to good schools, and put them in after school programs. You want them to be happy. As the parent of a sick child, you might strive extra hard to make your child more comfortable […]

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 […]

The Importance of Fluoride in Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is an area of concentration that is constantly changing, evolving, and being improved upon but one thing that never changes is the importance of fluoride in your child’s care routine. The qualified team at Smiling Kids Pediatric Dentistry Noblesville knows what it takes to make sure your child’s smile not only looks great […]

The First Year is Important for Teeth

When it comes to the health of children, it is important to make sure to stay on top of all of the required visits. This is just as essential when taking care of children’s teeth. While many parents prefer to wait until teeth come in before visiting the dentist, children’s teeth during the first year […]

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 […]

What to do in a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies occur often in young patients. Though they require urgent treatment, it is important to remain calm and take immediate action. Dental emergencies are any trauma or condition that requires immediate attention. Examples include: Toothache Fractured or broken tooth Knocked-out tooth Tooth displacement Injured jaw bone, cheek, lip or tongue Did you know… that more than […]

What if My Child Has Special Needs?

Do special children have special dental needs? Most do. Dr. Swati Singh and Dr. Sam Bullard have found that some special children are very susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease or oral trauma. Others require medication or diets detrimental to dental health. Still other children have physical difficulty with effective dental habits at home. The […]

What are Space Maintainers and What Do They Do?

Why do children lose their baby teeth? A baby tooth usually stays in until a permanent tooth underneath pushes it out and takes its place. Unfortunately, some children lose a baby tooth too soon. A tooth may be knocked out accidentally or removed because of dental disease. When a tooth is lost too early, Dr. […]

What Should I Know About Endocarditis, Antibiotics, and Dentistry

Bacterial endocarditis is an infection caused by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart lining or heart valves. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream in many ways. One common way is through infection of the gums or teeth (cavities). Poor dental hygiene in conjunction with inflamed, bleeding gums can greatly increase the risk […]

Are Root Canals Necessary With Children?

Baby teeth respond well to the removal of a diseased part of the dental pulp (nerve) while leaving the healthy portion intact. The cavity will be removed from the tooth in addition to the portion of the pulp that has been infected by the bacteria of the cavity. A disinfectant is placed on top of […]