The purpose of this blog is to inform our patients, or better said parents of our pediatric patients of pediatric dental problems and anomalies; to clarify any myths and answer any question; And to help them take better care of their loved ones’ oral and dental hygiene. Stay tuned for more news and cool tooth/mouth related information popping up in our blog.

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What Is Soft Tissue Dental Laser Technology?

Soft Tissue Dental Lasers BY DR. AZI A. ARDAKANI, DDS We are pleased to offer soft tissue dental laser technology to perform surgical procedures with minimal to no pain, discomfort, or bleeding. We are all about ensuring our patients enjoy the cutting-edge, stress-free care they deserve! What Are Soft Tissue Dental Lasers? Soft tissue dental…

Comparison of a tongue-tie before and after a procedure.

Does My Child Need a Tongue or Lip-Tie Release?

Does My Child Need a Tongue or Lip-Tie Release? BY DR. AZI A. ARDAKANI, DDS Has your baby been struggling with breastfeeding? Or maybe your little one has trouble speaking or swallowing. These signs may indicate a tongue or lip-tie, which are relatively common conditions that can impact a child’s health and quality of life.…

Dentist in a mask and gloves performing a dental examination on a patient with a dental mirror and probe.

Oral Conscious Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry

Oral Conscious Sedation – Easing Pediatric Dental Treatments BY DR. AZI A. ARDAKANI, DDS At Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that some young patients find visiting the dentist a stressful experience. Dental phobia and fear of the unknown are common among children, and we, at Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry, are here to help. We…

Young girl getting a dental checkup while distracted by a mirror in the dentist's office.

How to Prepare Your Child for the First Dental Visit

When Should You Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Checkup Visit? BY DR. AZI A. ARDAKANI, DDS As a parent, you will experience many exciting firsts – the first smile, first baby steps, and first words. Visiting the dentist for the first time is another important milestone to celebrate. Helping prepare your little one for the…

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What Is the Correct Age for a Child’s First Dental Visit?

As a mom or dad, you’ll get to experience so many exciting “firsts.” That first smile, first giggle, first step, and even first dental visit.

Children pointing her teeth After Flouride Treatments

What Is Fluoride, and why is it recommended for children?

Eating foods loaded with sugars and starches fuels the cavity-causing bacteria that naturally exists in our oral flora.

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Restoring permanent teeth makes perfect sense, but why would you repair a baby tooth that will eventually fall out?

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Natal teeth are usually the infant’s baby teeth that have come in early. The teeth are often loose because the root is not completely formed.

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As a pediatric dentist, I’ve witnessed the teething process all of my professional career – I’ve seen babies teethe throughout the first 2 1/2 years of their lives.

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