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Redmond Kids Dentistry April 2019 Newsletter
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Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.
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Dealing With a Knocked Out Tooth
If your child has a tooth knocked out, it can be a traumatic situation for everyone involved. However, it is crucial that you respond appropriately when an accident happens.

When a Baby Tooth Is Knocked Out
If your child suffers an injury to the mouth in which a baby tooth is knocked out, you should first inspect the area. If it appears that the injury is more serious than the knocked out tooth, consider contacting your pediatrician or visiting the hospital so that a physician can examine your child’s face, gums, and mouth. If the only concern is the lost tooth, contact our office. In most cases, a knocked out baby tooth will be no cause for alarm, but it is still a good idea to have it checked out.

When a Permanent Tooth Is Knocked Out
If your child has a permanent tooth knocked out, call us right away to get in for an emergency appointment. It is essential that your child is able to visit our office within 30 minutes of the incident, as it may be possible to successfully implant the tooth back into place.

Caring for the recovered tooth properly can also increase the odds that it can be successfully re-implanted. Once you find the tooth, rinse it off with water to clear off debris, but don't scrub it, as this could damage the root cells that will be needed to place the tooth back into the jawbone. Make sure that you keep the tooth moist, placing it in a Save-a-Tooth kit, a cup of milk, or a piece of clean cloth. Again, the faster that you are able to get your child and the tooth into our office, the better the chances for a successful implantation will be.

For more emergency tips, visit our website and keep it bookmarked for future reference!

A Few Tooth Tips for Toddler Parents
Over 40% of kids in the U.S. have their first cavity before they reach kindergarten. As a parent, you can help establish good oral health habits in your home, and these tips can help with your toddler:

• Prioritize oral care and make it a part of your family's daily routine.
• Before your child's teeth erupt, use a washcloth to periodically clean their mouth and gums.
• Use a child-sized toothbrush once their teeth do arrive in order to clean them thoroughly.
• Ensure that your child has their first dental visit prior to their first birthday.

If you need additional guidance on how to care for your toddler's teeth, contact us today.

Can Vitamin Supplements Improve Your Gum Health?
Good news for people who are concerned about their gum health: vitamins C and D are thought to improve and prevent gum disease.

Vitamin C
There is a well-known link between gum disease and vitamin C deficiency, as people with low vitamin C intake levels are thought to have higher rates of gum disease. This vitamin is thought to help because it is used to accelerate the regeneration of bone and to repair connective tissues.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce your chances of developing gum disease. Studies have found that people with high vitamin D levels in their blood were less likely to notice bleeding gums and other symptoms. Sun exposure is one of the best possible sources of this vitamin, and supplements are also available.

Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.



Redmond Kids Dentistry | www.redmondkidsdentistry.com | (425) 558-4562
16650 NE 79th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

 
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