Keeping Informed


Dental crowns are an effective treatment for cosmetic purposes, such as to cover a discolored or poorly-shaped tooth, and functional purposes, such as to protect a weak tooth from fracturing. They are quite versatile in their uses, but what are they made of? Read on to find out. Types of Dental Crowns There are currently […]

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Dental sealants are a common procedure for anyone, especially children. Our dentists at OC Children’s Dentistry provide high-quality dental sealants for our patients. Dental sealants act as a weapon against cavities and tooth decay. Read on to learn how sealants are applied and why your child would benefit from them. Dental sealants are perfect for […]

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As pediatric dentists, we understand the innate fear children have of visiting the dentist’s office. Which is why needing a tooth extraction may seem like an impossible mission for your family. At Orange County Children’s Dentistry, our goal is for you and your child to be comfortable and leave our office happy. Read on to […]

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If told by a dentist that their child needs a nerve treatment (A.K.A. a root canal for kids), most parents wouldn’t hesitate to ask why, and with good reason. If your child will lose their tooth eventually anyway, what is the point of conducting such an invasive surgery? Reasons for Root Canal Treatment To begin, […]

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Your child’s “firsts” are always an exciting moment. First steps, first words and of course, that first tooth! But did you know it is important to take your child to the dentist when that first tooth erupts? Although “baby teeth” will eventually fall out to leave room for adult teeth, they are extremely important for […]

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As a pediatric dentist and a mom, I’m always trying to find ways to make brushing fun for my 2 year old. Here are a few tips that have worked for me: 1. Sing a song- sing to them while you brush. My son loves the alphabet song. 2. Tell them about all the food […]

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Superhero Secrets for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles! As parents, we have hundreds of decisions to make for our children. One of them is deciding how to care for their oral health. Dental cavities are an epidemic in our youth. It is the #1 most common chronic childhood disease, and it is entirely preventable!  I […]

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They are “Just baby teeth” so why take care of them? If I told you that laying a strong foundation for your child’s oral health would help them have a healthy smile for the rest of their life, wouldn’t you place a larger emphasis into caring for their teeth? Coming from a third world country, […]

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As I walk through the aisles of my favorite stores, I can’t help but notice the sticky, sugary, acid producing gummy multivitamins that many of my patients report using on a daily basis. So why do we as parents purchase them? We all want what is best for our children. We want our children to […]

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We see it all over television and magazines. Celebrities with bright, white, sparkling smiles. We also see our friends showing off their pearly whites in a selfie on social media. A healthy, white smile is very attractive and can give someone the confidence they need to boost their self-esteem.  So, it is no surprise to […]

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