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Greenville: (864) 234-3424  
Anderson: (864) 437-8606
Easley: (864) 442-5090

Appd@wild4smiles.com

Our blog

By Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry
May 11, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: sedation dentistry  

Dental anxiety is a very real and common situation for many people around the world. Often, children are at the forefront of this problem. sedation dentistrySedation dentistry can help to quell dental anxiety and help patients relax in the dental chair. But is sedation dentistry safe for children? Find out more about sedation dentistry and what it can do for you or your child with your dentist at Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry with locations in Greenville, Anderson and Easley, SC.

What is sedation dentistry? 
Sedation dentistry gives patients with dental anxiety the opportunity to see their dentist for dental work while remaining relaxed and anxiety-free during their visit. Sedation is available in different strengths and levels, including minimal sedation, or “laughing gas” as it is often referred to, moderate sedation, where the patient may not remember some parts of their procedure, deep sedation, where the patient may fall asleep or forget most of their procedure, and general anesthesia, which puts the patient completely to sleep during their procedure.

Is sedation dentistry safe for children? 
Sedation dentistry has proven to be a safe and effective procedure for children. Sedation can help put children’s minds at ease and allow their dentist to treat their dental conditions without complications. Sedation also helps lower the child’s stress level, allowing them to relax throughout their procedure.

Sedation Dentistry in Greenville, Anderson and Easley 
If you think your child could benefit from sedation dentistry, you should consult with their dentist to ensure that this method will work for them and their situation. A good candidate for sedation dentistry is in good general health and able to undergo the anesthesia without complications. Those undergoing the stronger forms of sedation like deep or general anesthesia will require someone to drive them home after their procedure.

For more information on sedation dentistry, please contact your dentist at Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry with locations in Greenville, Anderson and Easley, SC.

By Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry
March 07, 2017
Category: Oral Health

If you keep up with your child’s recommended dental appointments, they are probably usually uneventful and consist of an examination pediatric dentistryand cleaning. However, your child’s pediatric dentist offers much more than these simple appointments. Learn more about what services your pediatric dentists provide at Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry, serving Greenville, Easley and Anderson, SC.

Dental Sealants
Popular among children who are still in the process of losing their baby teeth, dental sealants are a plastic coating which, when applied to the teeth, protects them from outside elements and helps decrease the chances of tooth decay and cavities. The sealant’s plastic materials fill the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth which toothbrushes cannot reach. By filling these grooves, bacteria, food particles and plaque cannot lodge themselves inside preventing decay from ever starting.

Sedation Dentistry 
Conscious sedation can help children who have anxiety or do not cooperate through their dental appointment calmly, allowing your dentist to perform their procedures efficiently and ensuring positive results. Often referred to as “laughing gas," dentists administer nitrous oxide through a mask placed over the nose. The child remains conscious and alert through their procedure but feels more relaxed.

Interceptive Orthodontics
Orthodontic care straightens teeth and corrects abnormalities in the child's bite. While most orthodontic care begins around the age of 12 or 13, interceptive orthodontics focuses on starting care at an earlier age while the jaw is still growing and the teeth are still coming in. This allows your dentist to guide the growing jaw and teeth along their normal growth patterns. It's important that the teeth grow in a way that benefits the mouth.

Dental Examinations and Cleanings in Greenville, Easley and Anderson, SC
Your child should see their dentist at least twice a year for their regular dental examination and cleaning. As recommended by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, children should begin seeing their dentist within 6 months of their first tooth or by their first birthday. Your dentist can help you determine which procedures are best for your child.

For more information on services your Greenville, Easley and Anderson, SC, pediatric dentist provides, please contact Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry. Call (864) 234-3424 to schedule an appointment at the Greenville location, (864) 442-5090 to schedule an appointment at the Easley location, or (864) 437-8606 to schedule an appointment at the Anderson location today!

By Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry
January 13, 2017
Category: None
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Healthy Smiles, Healthy Families

Good oral health is important at every age. Healthy teeth and gums signify more than an attractive smile—it often reflects good general health, confidence and a personal sense of well-being. Proper oral hygiene starting at home can help protect your family’s teeth from cavities and prevent gum disease. 
 
The following tips can help your family reach optimal oral health to promote a lifetime of healthy smiles:
 

1. Practice Good Oral Hygiene

The health of your smile is a reflection of how well you take care of your teeth and gums. It should go without saying that you and your family should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss daily to remove plaque build up from the large surfaces of the teeth and under the gums.  Most of us learn these habits as children, and that’s why it’s important for parents to play an active role in helping kids learn the proper techniques for brushing and flossing. 
   

2. Snacking & Tooth Decay

Frequent snacking can be your mouth’s biggest enemy.  That’s because when sugars or starches in your mouth come in contact with plaque, the acids produced can attack teeth for several minutes after you finish eating. Repeated attacks can break down the enamel on the surface of teeth, fueling tooth decay. To prevent cavities, consume sugary foods and drinks with meals rather than in between. If you must snack throughout the day, then brush immediately after to cleanse the mouth of food.
 
Along with limiting how frequently you eat, you should also pay attention to the types of foods and drinks your family is consuming. Limit your intake of sugary, starchy foods, and replace them with healthy choices, such as raw vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains. 
 

3. Fluoride

Teeth are attacked by plaque daily. The acids produced by plaque weaken the enamel, which eventually leads to decay. That’s why it is important to make sure you are getting enough fluoride. Fluoride is absorbed into the enamel, helping to repair and prevent cavities. Some children may benefit from fluoride supplements. Ask Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry about the best fluoride treatment plan for your family at your next visit. 
 

4. Check ups

Regular visits to your Greenville, SC dentist are a very important part of maintaining good dental health. The American Dental Association recommends scheduling dental appointments twice a year.  A professional dentist can detect problems in their earliest stages, and will make sure your kids’ teeth are developing properly as they grow.  Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry can clean the areas of your teeth that regular brushing can’t, helping you avoid unnecessary cavities and dental treatment. 
 
If you neglect the care of your teeth at home and fail to go to the dentist regularly, accumulated plaque could potentially lead to the development of tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. The good news is that being diligent about your dental health care at home and by seeing your dentist on a regular basis, you and your family will be more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.
By Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry
January 13, 2017
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Welcome to the Blog of Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry - Greenville Office

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Greenville, SC area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry - Greenville Office office with any dental questions or concerns.

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