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What to Consider When Choosing the Right Pacifier for Your Infant

October 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — bearpedoortho @ 9:59 pm
a mother lying on a couch with her baby on her chest, giving it a kiss

Whether you are a first-time parent or one who is welcoming your second or third child, finding the right soother for your child can take time. Maybe you like the idea of your child growing up attached to a favorite stuffed toy or blanket, or maybe you prefer to soothe their tears with a calming pacifier. While the latter can pose more serious problems with your child’s oral health if used for too long, a dentist for kids in McKinney explains what to consider when choosing the right pacifier and why it’s important to cease this non-nutritive habit before it negatively impacts their developing smile.


Are My Child’s Drinks Increasing Their Risk for Cavities?

August 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — bearpedoortho @ 10:04 pm
a little girl standing outside and drinking from a juice box

“Mommy, can I have a juice box, please?” If this question is commonly asked in your household, you’re not alone. Parents often have no problem providing their little one with a so-called “healthy” alternative to soda. What you may not realize is that these companies use persuasive packaging and words to make you think your child is ingesting something nutritious. The truth is these drinks are filled with large amounts of sugar and causing children’s cavities to be on the rise. Read on to find out more about these beverages and what you can do to better protect your child’s smile.


Can Teens Receive Invisalign Treatment?

July 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — bearpedoortho @ 10:03 pm
a teenage girl preparing to insert her clear Invisalign aligner after eating

Did you have to wear metal braces in high school because there was no other available option? If so, you likely understand why your self-conscious teen is dreading the idea of undergoing orthodontic treatment. In their mind, all they can see is a mouth full of metal brackets and wires but fortunately, there is an alternative solution that makes straightening teeth and realigning bites more enjoyable and less noticeable – Invisalign! Hear from a teen dentist who can explain what you should look for as a parent to determine if these clear aligners are a possible solution for your teenager.


Welcome to Bear Pediatric Dentistry!

June 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — bearpedoortho @ 12:54 pm
a little boy wearing a striped shirt and giving a thumbs up after seeing his McKinney pediatric dentist

Finding the right McKinney pediatric dentist should lead to you a professional who is not only passionate about helping a child’s smile develop and remain healthy as they grow, but it should also direct you to someone who makes visiting the dentist fun and exciting. Fortunately, at Bear Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Dennis Bear and his team provide a calm, caring, and gentle approach while offering personalized care to your little one’s dental needs. We invite you to spend a few minutes of your time reading more about us and what makes us different than other pediatric dentists in the area.