What is a pulpectomy?
Used in cases of severe decay or trauma to the tooth, a pulpectomy is a procedure to remove all the pulp from the crown and roots of a tooth. Pulp is the soft material inside the tooth which contains the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. WHEN IS A PULPECTOMY NECESSARY? If a baby tooth, […]
What to do with a Loose Tooth
Children have 20 baby (primary) teeth – 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom. These teeth act as placeholders for the adult teeth that take their place after the baby teeth fall out. Most children begin to lose their baby teeth at about six years old, and this process continues into their early […]
Six Quick Facts about your Kiddo’s Teeth
At Kitsap Kid’s Dentistry, we believe a lifetime of smiles and good oral hygiene should begin even before the eruption of the first primary tooth. Here are six children’s oral health facts that may be new to you: The 2-2-2 Rule Is A Simple Way To Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy. Children should visit a […]
All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!
For many people, one of the best things about the holiday season is hearing familiar, cheerful songs playing everywhere you go. Among those Christmas favorites is a tune that puts a different spin on a kid’s wish list. Everybody knows “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” which was first recorded by […]
My child has canker sores! How can I help?
According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of the gums, and under the tongue. Even though, canker sores are not contagious, they do tend to run in families. There […]
A History of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a great occasion; one we look forward to at our office–although this year probably looks quite a bit different for many. It’s a time to be with loved ones if possible (wearing a mask), give thanks, indulge in over-the-top dining, and best of all, welcome the start of the holiday season. Unlike most […]
Proper Brushing Techniques
Brushing your teeth properly removes the food particles and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. However, you do not want to scrub your teeth or gums heavily. A heavy hand can lead to tooth and gum erosion, as our staff sees all too often. You should also use a soft bristle […]
Should Children Use Whitening Products?
As adults, we often wish our teeth could be as white as they were when we were small children. Baby teeth have thinner and whiter enamel than adult teeth, and those brilliant smiles are a result! But occasionally, you may be surprised to discover some staining or discoloration on those lovely first teeth. You might […]
Which type of mouthwash is best?
Taking care of your oral health involves a daily regimen of brushing, flossing, and rinsing to prevent tooth decay and bacterial infections. Though you may have asked us which toothbrush to use, few patients ask about mouthwash. However, different mouthwashes you might choose will have varying effects on your oral health. So which type is […]
Can my child really avoid tooth decay?
Great question! Yes, in fact, tooth decay is preventable! Decay, which is caused by sugars left in your child’s mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break down his or her teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason: many children and adolescents tend to be lax […]