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Pediatric Dentistry FAQs (frequently asked questions)

FAQs (frequently asked questions)

Why fix this tooth or teeth if they are baby teeth? To prevent infection from occurring in the permanent teeth it is important to address carries in baby teeth. Children typically lose their last baby tooth at around age 12.pediatric dentistry

How many baby teeth are there? 20

When will my child loose their first tooth? (Exfoliate schedule). The average age is six years but can be as early as four years or as late as seven. Usually the earlier baby teeth come in the earlier they will exfoliate. The later the baby teeth come in the later they will exfoliate.

Baby teeth are still in the mouth but the adult teeth are erupting. What should we do? Sometimes, especially on the lower front teeth, the baby teeth are still present while the permanent teeth grow in behind. It is quite normal that this happens. Sometimes the baby teeth just need a little more “wiggling” from the child. Other times the root may still be too long and the doctor may need to extract it.

My dentist is referring our child to you for treatment through general Sedation. Do we have other options? Yes – depending on the amount of treatment that is needed, we may be able to use an oral sedation or we may use nitrous oxide.

My child fell and bumped a tooth and it is turning color. What should I Do? Call our office to schedule an appointment to have the tooth checked. Usually an x-ray is taken when possible to help diagnose treatment.

Why are sealants necessary? Grooves on the biting surfaces of teeth are deep, especially on permanent molars. Sealants help fill in those grooves so it is less likely to get decay.

How long do sealants last? Sealants last about five years but we check them every six months when the child comes in for their regular hygiene check dentist

What is expected from us (parent/guardian) financially? We ask that the initial visit be paid in full at the time of your appointment and your patient portion be paid at all subsequent visits. It is important for you to know what your insurance benefits cover. You are financially responsible for all charges regardless of insurance. More on this website

Are You Ready to Take Your RV Cross Country?

For many RV owners, the cross-country trek is one that is long considered, but perhaps never undertaken. While there is a lot to be said about taking your RV all the way from the shores of the Pacific in the west across to the Atlantic in the east, there are plenty of hurdles to clear along the way. You have to have the budget for such a long trip, you need to have time away from work, and you have to have a plan that will take you along a route suitable for the weather you will encounter. Of course, this kind of trip certainly can be done, and you might find it to be one of the most-memorable trips of your life if you decide to give it a shot.Camper-trailer

If you do decide to plan for a coast-to-coast road trip in your RV, consider the following three tips.

Plan for Extra Time

There are going to be delays along the way – there just are. Even if you think you can stick tightly to the timeline you have laid out for the trip, you need to plan at least a couple of extra days in case you are slowed down at one point or another. For instance, you might have to have a little bit of work done on the RV, or you might run into road construction that holds you back from reaching your intended destination one night. Whatever the case may be, you don’t want to have to rush through the back half of your trip simply because you have some slow downs earlier on. Build in a little bit of ‘wiggle room’ to your itinerary so that you can relax and not stress about sticking tightly to your schedule.

Various Forms of Payment

You don’t want to bring along only one or two forms of payment when you are heading out on a long trip. Sure, you might plan to use a specific credit card for all of your purchases, but what happens if there is a hold on that account for some reason? Or what if you simply lose or break the card? Take along a variety of payment options, such as alternate cards and some cash, so that you have options for making basic purchases like fuel, food, etc.RV - Pusher

Extended Breaks

Although it will be fun to see the country, you aren’t going to have that much fun if you feel like you are simply on the interstate day after day, checking off the miles to the next overnight stop. Instead, try to plan some two or three night stays in a few different places so you can set up camp and relax for a while. You don’t want to get so tired of the road that you are simply hoping to get back home as quickly as possible. Stopping for multiple nights will allow you to check out what various places have to offer, and you can rest up for the next legs of your journey. If you make it to Texas check out our Coastal Breeze RV Resort in Rockport, Texas.

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