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Why Are My Child’s Adult Teeth Coming in Yellow?

Around the age of seven is when children need to start seeing an orthodontist. This is around the time your child will lose their baby teeth and permanent adult teeth start to grow in. You might also notice that your child’s new adult teeth are coming in yellow. This might be alarming, but depending on the reason, it might be harmless and can be easily fixed with some lifestyle changes. Dr. Larry Caldwell and Associates in Sugar Land, TX is here for all of your pediatric dentistry needs and can help guide you and your child along the way to a beautiful healthy smile and teeth.

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Preventing Dental Cavities in Children

As parents, we are always concerned about our children’s health, especially as they’re growing. However, it doesn’t just include physical health. Oral health for children is just as important, so as parents, it’s good to start your child on the right track. With the help of your pediatric dentist, you can teach your children how to develop an oral hygiene regime. Need to know where to start? At Larry Caldwell, DDS and Associates, we strive to provide high-quality pediatric dental care to children of all ages. So we have come up with some tips for you to take care of your children’s mouths, and how you can prevent them from dental cavities.

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6 Tips for Choosing the Right Pediatric Dentist

Choosing a pediatric dentist means not only choosing someone to take care of your child’s teeth but choosing someone who will set your child up with dental practices and habits that will stick with them forever, whether good or bad. Here at your local Sugar Land child dentist, Dr. Larry Caldwell works to ensure that our young patients have healthy and beautiful teeth for the rest of their lives—all in a friendly environment and at an affordable price. Here are some things you should think about when choosing a pediatric dentist for your child, and why Dr. Larry Cladwell is a standout Sugar Land child dentist.

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Summertime Dental Hygiene Tips For The Family

It’s summertime, and the ice cream shops are finally serving scoops, but all year-round Dr. Larry Caldwell dentistry serves beautiful smiles to patients across Sugar Land, TX as well as the Richmond and Rosenberg areas! It is our team’s mission to deliver the highest standard of care in Pediatric Dentistry, to children of all ages, for a smile that will last them a lifetime. As summer rolls around once again, we have some helpful tips so you can kick back and relax this season without forgetting to take care of your teeth!

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What Is Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay happens when areas on the hard surface of your teeth become permanently damaged, forming openings or holes. These openings or holes are referred to as cavities or caries, and can be caused by a variety of factors including genetics, eating habits, and hygiene. Cavities are one of the world’s most popular health issues, and the CDC estimates that 91 percent of Americans over 20 have had at least one cavity.

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5 Reasons Why Flossing Is Important

flossing“I brushed my teeth, so why do I need to floss?” Your child may have asked you this question, or the question may be coming soon because most kids find flossing to be a hassle. It’s essential that you not only teach your child how to floss but also why it is so important to their overall health. 

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5 Dental Tips for Kids Going Back to School

flossingThe Journal of Public Health recently published a study that found that for every 100 students between the ages of 5 - 17 missed between 58 to 80 hours of school due to dental issues and toothaches. And, the students' parents missed an average of 2.5 workdays taking their children to the dentist for dental problems.

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Best Holiday Snacks for Braces

Larry-Caldwell-Photo It can be difficult choosing the right foods to eat when you have braces, you have to avoid foods that are crunchy, hard, too sticky and too chewy, and when you think of your favorite holiday snacks you might worry that they’re all on the no-go list! Don’t worry, there are many festive foods that are totally braces-friendly.

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Dental Fillings with a Pediatric Dentist

Did you know that tooth decay (more commonly known as cavities) is the #1 chronic childhood illness? According to a study done by the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, an estimated 16 million children in the United States have untreated tooth decay. Fortunately, cavities in children are completely treatable. Your local pediatric dentistry, Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates, can treat cavities with dental fillings offered at our Sugar Land and Wharton, TX offices.

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Fixing a Cracked Tooth

Fixing a Cracked Tooth

Firmly anchored in your jaw and protected by an outer coating of tough enamel, your teeth are remarkably strong — yet it's still possible for them to chip, crack, or even break. For example, biting down on hard objects, receiving a blow to the mouth, or having large cavities (or old amalgam fillings) weakens the structure of the tooth resulting in tooth fractures.

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Why Children Need Professional Dental Hygiene

Why Children Need Professional Dental Hygiene

Does your child try to avoid going to the dentist? Or is your schedule so full that you never seem to find the time to make an appointment with a pediatric dentistry? Well, while being busy is understandable, it is important to realize that if your child doesn’t have a professional dental hygiene appointment with a pediatric dentist regularly, he/she is likely to get a build up of plaque and tartar on the teeth that can lead to serious dental problems. And, given time, that would mean your child being in a dental chair for a lot more than a general dentistry visit and dental cleaning.

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Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Repair

Dos & Donts of Post-Op Dental Care

Among the most common birth defects, cleft lip and cleft palate affect approximately 1 in 800 babies born in North America. Luckily, dental treatment exists to help affected children live a healthy, normal life. Learn more about how dentistry can help cleft lip and palate conditions now.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Post-Op Dental Care

Dos & Donts of Post-Op Dental Care

Dr. Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates strives to bring the Sugar Land, Wharton, Rosenberg, and Richmond, TX areas the absolute best pediatric dental care. We hope to create a lifetime relationship between our patients and good oral hygiene. How do we do that? Great question! By providing our patients with all of the necessary information regarding pre-visit care, dental hygiene guidelines, and postoperative care.

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Key Facts about Children’s Dentistry

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It’s never too early to start your child on a path to a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles! At Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates, we are committed to helping patients of all ages achieve their best dental and oral health. For kids, that means coming in at a younger age to ensure that teeth develop properly, stay strong, and are protected against decay.

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Stress & Oral Habits

Why Get Dental Sealants

The effects of stress on our body are well-known. Stress not only affects your body, it impacts your oral health as well. One specific way is by clenching or grinding our teeth, also known as bruxism or bruxing. When we grind or clench, we damage our teeth and dental work by

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Why Get Dental Sealants?

Why Get Dental Sealants

If a simple dental procedure could reduce your child’s chance of developing cavities by 80%, would you be interested? Dental sealants may be an option for you. At Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates, we specialize in pediatric dentistry and special needs pediatric dentistry—providing great treatments like dental sealants to children of all ages in the Sugar Land and Wharton, TX are.

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Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

Why Are Baby Teeth Important

At Larry Caldwell DDS & Associates, we believe that the perfect start to a healthy smile is an early commitment to oral hygiene and dental care. Your local Sugarland and Wharton, TX dental team believes that regular teeth cleanings and pediatric dentistry treatments, such as dental sealants, are important to consider for your child’s baby teeth. Despite the fact that baby teeth naturally fall out at a young age, they provide many important benefits.

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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

From first words to first steps, your child’s initial years of life are full of exciting milestones. While you may not consider it initially, your child’s first tooth is also an important marker. By ensuring that you’re caring for your child’s gums and teeth in the developmental years, you are setting up your precious bundle of joy to have a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Our mission at Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates is to provide your family with exceptional pediatric dental care in a convenient, comfortable environment.

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Dental Hygiene in The Summer

Dental Hygiene in The Summer

They say one swallow doesn’t make a summer, and this applies to dental hygiene as well. As warmer temperatures arrive, we know kids and families are enjoying longer days, travel plans, less routine, and plenty of ice cream! While we encourage all of these indulgences, let’s discuss ways to maintain a good dental hygiene routine so that guilty pleasures don’t lead to cavities.

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Fluoride & Your Child’s Dental Health

Fluoride & Your Child’s Dental Health

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and is essential for tooth development and the prevention of tooth decay. Most of us have access to fluoride in our drinking water; however, it may not be a sufficient amount. That's one reason why your pediatric dentist may recommend a fluoride supplement for your child and/or the use of toothpastes and other dental products that contain this important mineral.

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Mouth Ulcers

Mouth Ulcers

Recurrent mouth ulcers occur in approximately 20 - 40% of the U.S. population. Individuals who have a decreased thickness in the lining of their mouths are more prone to these ulcers. However, the thinner lining of oral mucosa (lining of the mouth) is genetically related, so a familial link can lead to regular mouth ulcers as well. Ulcer duration can range from 2 days to 6 weeks, with most lasting between 7 - 10 days. These ulcers can occur as single or multiple lesions and do not appear on the lips or gum directly around the teeth.

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Top 5 Commonly Asked Childrens Dentistry Questions

Top 5 Commonly Asked Childrens Dentistry Questions

Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates has been serving families in the Sugar Land, Wharton, Richmond, and Rosenberg, TX areas with high-quality dental care for many years.

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Wisdom Teeth & Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth & Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Your third molars are more commonly called "wisdom teeth." Usually appearing in the late teens, wisdom teeth often lack the proper space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction.

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association (ADA) first coined the month of February as National Children’s Dental Health Month in 1949. However, eight years earlier this observance started as a one-day event.

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Pregnancy & Your Child’s Developing Teeth

preg2feb2018At Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates, it’s our mission to offer efficient and effective pediatric dentistry services to all our patients in and around Sugar Land and Wharton, TX.

This compassionate dental care doesn’t just begin in childhood; it begins even before birth!

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Proper Oral Hygiene for Kids

oralHygeine15dec2017Beautiful, bright smiles are great, but seeing a dentist is not the sole way to ensure you attain them. As a pediatric dentistry in Sugar Land and Wharton, TX we often have parents come into our office wanting to know more about how to properly take care of their children’s oral hygiene. Teaching your child the right brushing and flossing techniques early in life instills those practices on to adulthood. If you’re not sure how you should be cleaning and showing your children how to clean their teeth, our pediatric dentists in Sugar Land, TX have some tips for you.

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extract17Nov2017The pediatric dentists and staff at Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates make it their number one priority to care for their Sugar Land, Wharton, Richmond, and Rosenberg patients using the latest technology and oral health initiatives. That includes keeping kids’ mouth free of disease and preserving their original teeth. However, there may be a time when your child will need to have a tooth removed, perhaps due to tooth overcrowding, damage, a stubborn baby tooth, or future orthodontic treatment.

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How to Avoid & Prevent Baby Bottle Decay

baby05Oct2017Our teeth are important throughout our lives, even at their initial formative stages. Baby teeth are as significant as fully developed adult teeth and we must treat them as such and protect them from harm. One of the greatest forms of harm baby teeth are at risk for is baby bottle decay.

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paste25aug2017Toothpaste: it's something most people use every day, but rarely give much thought to—except, perhaps, when choosing from the brands that line the drugstore shelf.

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Tooth Sensitivity

tooth31May2017All parents want their children to have beautiful smiles, but pediatric dental care goes beyond helping teeth look good. At Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates, we're proud to provide expert, exceptional pediatric dentistry services to children throughout the Sugar Land and Wharton, TX area. We believe every child deserves a smile he or she feels proud of, and our pediatric dentists and their highly trained staff work with patients to customize treatment plans that meet their needs. While much of the care we provide focuses on preventing cavities or repairing damaged teeth, sometimes we need to address other types of dental problems, including tooth sensitivity.

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Dry Mouth

Everybody gets dry mouth now and then. Sometimes temporary mouth dryness can be brought on by dehydration, stress, or a normal reduction in saliva flow at night. However, if your child’s dry mouth persists long past the norm, they may have a chronic condition known as xerostomia.

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What is Gum Disease?

disease3may2017Periodontal disease - more commonly known as gum disease - ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease symptoms that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth.

People usually don’t show signs of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s. Men are more likely to have gum disease than women. Although teenagers rarely develop periodontal disease, they can develop gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease.

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mouthguards16apr2017You will often hear your child’s pediatric dentist stress the importance of protecting your child’s teeth from the harm of decay and disease. However, it is just as important to protect your child’s teeth from external force and trauma—everything from teeth grinding to obtaining an injury during a sporting event. For best protective measures in these types of situations, the pediatric dentists of Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates recommend the use of mouthguards.

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Dental Sealants

sealant15mar2017At Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates, we strive to provide expert dental care in a fun, friendly, and easygoing environment.

Our pediatric dentists work hard to treat every patient on an individual basis, creating comprehensive, personalized treatment plans that achieve great dental health and confident smiles.

Since we specialize in safeguarding the smiles of young patients, we do a lot of work watching out for dental development; sometimes that means applying dental sealants.

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Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates

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