Dental Exam and X-Rays for Kids

Most children have received their first dental x-rays by the age of 5 or 6, when their permanent teeth begin to erupt, despite the fact that there are no set standards for receiving the first x-ray. However, if a kid is at high risk of tooth decay or displays indicators of other potential issues, a […]

At What Age Do Kids Lose Their Baby Teeth

What age do primary teeth begin to fall out? The typical age at which kids lose their teeth differs greatly. At the age of 6, a child’s primary teeth begin to come loose and fall out in preparation for the eruption of permanent teeth. However, every child is different, and some children may lose their […]

Invisalign aligners cleaning methods

One of the most critical components of Invisalign aligners is that they must be cleaned. Even if you intend to remove your aligners after a few weeks, you must first clean them. Another factor that may influence future processing is that you will be wearing a ridiculous and stinking pair of aligners. If you do […]

Can’t Decide Which Orthodontic Treatment Suits You? Explore the Advantages of Invisalign Teeth Aligners

Invisalign uses detachable, transparent trays rather than wires and brackets like braces. It’s worth looking into Invisalign and how many people choose it as orthodontic treatment. Read Tips for Cleaning Invisalign Aligners. Help Yourself Decide with these Invisalign Treatment Benefits Almost invisible. This aligner is made of a translucent plastic material that is normally difficult […]

5 Easy Tips to Prevent Cavities if You Have Braces

A braces treatment is an exciting milestone in your life as once you’re done with it, you’ll have a beautiful smile. However, if you do not take care of your teeth, food particles can get stuck in between the brackets and wires that can allow plaque and bacteria buildup which can later cause cavities and […]

Children Can Avoid Tooth Decay (Cavities) By Following These Simple Tips

Cavities (tooth decay) are permanently damaged areas in the enamel of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Tooth decay or carriers are caused by a number of factors such as frequent snacking, consuming sugary snacks, and bacteria in the mouth. Children with tooth decay can experience pain, infection, and tooth loss. How […]

Various Effects of Thumb Sucking for a Child’s teeth and jaw

Thumb sucking is one of the most common habits during childhood. It is a child’s natural reflex to suck something (whether it’s a pacifier, a finger, or their thumb) when they get anxious, nervous, frustrated, or even when they are bored. It is also a means of knowing more about their surroundings. However, as they […]

Why Is My Child Grinding Their Teeth At Night?

Contents: What is Bruxism? | Why it happens | Effects of Teeth Grinding | How is Bruxism Diagnosed? | Treatment Options Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep. Have you ever heard or noticed your child making crunching, squeaking or popping sounds with their teeth while they are sleeping? They may be […]

Baby Teeth Eruption Chart

According to the ADA, we usually already have 20 primary or baby teeth at birth. Let’s take a closer look at the development of these important teeth. Baby Teeth Growth Timeline – Age, Losing/shedding/Falling out, Coming in The first tooth to come out in infants can be as early as five months. When they turn […]

Oral Hygiene Best Practices for Healthy Teeth

Our goal at Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is to maintain a happy and healthy smile throughout your orthodontic treatment, and this relies heavily on your dedication to proper oral hygiene. We provide patients with the education needed, but you’ll have to be committed to doing the work in between visits to get the desired […]