Frequently Asked Questions


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Although they will all eventually fall out, primary (baby) teeth are important for:

• Proper chewing and eating
• Keeping space for the permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position
• Allowing normal development of the jaw bones and muscles
• Development of speech
• Giving your child the self-confidence they need to succeed in school and other activities

Cavities in baby teeth can cause sensitivity, pain, and sometimes even serious infections. In some situations, they can also directly affect the development of your child’s permanent teeth.

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Often times, cavities develop without any pain or other symptoms. That is why it is so important to schedule your child for regular, routine visits with our office. Small cavities that are not painful are always easier to fix than large cavities.

Left untreated, cavities can lead to more serious problems for your child, such as infections in the nerve of the tooth, swellings, and possibly needing to have the tooth removed. Some common symptoms of a larger cavity may include:

1) A painful toothache or swollen gums
2) Pain when chewing or eating hot or cold foods
3) The presence of white spots, tooth discolorations, or holes in teeth

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We use dental radiographs, or X-rays, in the dental exams of children of all ages, because many problems with the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen by the naked eye.

X-rays can reveal:
• Small cavities between teeth
• Deep cavities
• Infections in the jaw bones
• Abscesses or cysts
• Developmental problems such as missing teeth

At Kangaroo Smiles we use digital X-rays. Digital X-rays are not only more comfortable and accurate than traditional X-rays, but also faster and better for the environment. With no sharp X-ray film and no lengthy chemical processing required, the images can be seen on our computer screen within seconds. Studies have also found that digital X-rays emit up to 90% less radiation than conventional X-rays!

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Dr. Mona is very familiar with the phrase, “Accidents happen.”

If your child experiences a dental accident that causes him or her any amount of dental pain, call us immediately. We can talk you through the situation and help relieve your stress. If needed, we will schedule a same-day emergency appointment.

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