Sports and Oral Health: How to Protect Your Child’s Smile

sports and oral health

Did you know that according to the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, sports-related oral injuries account for about 40% of all dental injuries in the US? At Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos, we recommend sports mouthguards made for your child’s one-of-a-kind smile. We use the latest technology and the highest-quality materials to provide your…

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What Is the Best Toothpaste for My Child?

As a parent, selecting the best toothpaste for your child can be an overwhelming task, and we at Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos are here to help. We are pleased to offer personalized guidance and at-home oral hygiene tips to keep cavities and gum disease at bay. Our goal is to instill positive lifelong habits…

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Why Would My Child Need a Tooth Extraction? 

Extractions

At Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos, we are dedicated to restoring damaged teeth and maintaining healthy smiles. However, there are times when extracting a tooth is the only viable option to safeguard your child’s oral health. Tooth extractions for children are typically quick, easy, and straightforward procedures with minimal discomfort. Our compassionate pediatric dentists and…

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A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Tongue Thrust

A Parent's Guide to Understanding Tongue Thrust

Our experienced pediatric dentists and kid-friendly team at Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos are dedicated to nurturing your child’s dental health from the earliest years. One critical aspect of this journey is understanding tongue thrust, a common but often overlooked oral health concern. Here’s a complete guide to understanding tongue thrust and its impact on…

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Are Digital Dental X-Rays Safe for My Child?

Are Digital Dental X-Rays Safe for My Child?

Dental x-rays have long been an essential diagnostic tool, uncovering dental problems in their earliest stages. Today’s digital dental x-ray technology takes safety to the next level, exposing your child to a fraction of the already minimal radiation exposure of traditional dental x-rays. Dr. Nadia, Dr. Allen, and our entire team at Pediatric Dentistry of…

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What Is Special Needs Dentistry?

What Is Special Needs Dentistry?

At Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos, we value every young smile in our care. Dr. Greg Allen and Dr. Nadia Bala specialize in providing exceptional care for children with special needs and medical complexities. We strive to ensure our young patients receive the best possible care in a safe and happy environment. We invite you…

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WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD STOP THUMB-SUCKING?

At Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos, we are often asked by concerned parents if thumb-sucking is harmful to their child’s oral health. While most children outgrow this behavior long before it can cause long-term problems, prolonged thumb-sucking can pose a dental health risk. The question is, when should a child stop this oral habit?  Why Do…

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Why Would My Child Need A Space Maintainer?

Maintaining healthy baby teeth is integral to a child’s oral health and development. If a tooth is lost before its permanent replacement is ready to come in, your trusted team at Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos may recommend a space maintainer to safeguard your child’s smile. But what exactly is a space maintainer, and why would your…

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Why Would My Child Need A Dental Crown?

Good dental hygiene and regular dental exams and cleanings are the best ways to keep your child’s smile healthy and sound. However, there may come a time when your trusted team at Pediatric Dentistry may recommend a dental crown. Here’s all you need to know about dental crowns and why your child may require one.  What…

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Does My Child Require Fluoride Treatments?

Did you know that tooth decay is the most common yet preventable chronic childhood disease? Left untreated, cavities can lead to pain, infection, and damage to your child’s permanent teeth. This can significantly impact your child’s health and quality of life. At Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos, we are all about prevention to maintain healthy, cavity-free…

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