Pediatric & Orthodontic Blog

At Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces, we love to share our knowledge. Read more about pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.
  • The Importance of Dental Checkups for Kids

    We want your child’s first visit to the dentist to be a pleasant one. We can help your child have healthy teeth for life by performing routine check-ups and providing preventative care. As a result, they’ll link dental services with something fairly enjoyable or even fun in the future.

  • Heading to Summer Camp? Don’t Forget the Ortho Supplies!

    Summer activities, such as camping excursions, are fun and relaxing and typically include tasty treats too! On the other hand, watching over your oral care needs while on summer vacation may require a little more planning. Here’s how to be prepared while still having a good time on every camping trip.

  • How to Prevent Summer Dental Emergencies in Kids

    Did you know that summer is one of the busiest seasons for dental emergencies in Austin area? Not only are kids on summer break, but they’re more likely to participate in outdoor activities and recreational sports. As a result, they are more likely to be involved in scenarios where accidents, knocks, falls, hits, and other injuries occur frequently.

  • Orthodontic Summertime Tips

    You’ve planned your summer vacation, booked the summer camp, and packed your suitcase. But have you forgotten about your braces or your child’s braces? Don’t forget to prepare for the unexpected this summer and make sure you’re ready to handle any unpleasant emergency that might arise.

  • What Are Sealants and When Should My Child Get Them?

    Have you ever heard of children’s dental sealants and wondered what they were or what they did?

  • What is Orthodontic Headgear?

    While rarely used, orthodontic headgear plays an important role in the treatment of some types of growth irregularities.

  • Four Reasons for Your Child to Drink More Tap Water

    Drinking water right out of the tap has a lot of benefits that you may have not considered. In fact, it’s one of the easiest ways to help your child have a healthy smile. Your orthodontist recommends tap water for children for a lot of reasons, and some of them might surprise you.

  • Top Oral Hygiene Aids for Braces Patients

    No matter which oral hygiene tools you choose to use for your braces, be sure to take plenty of time to brush above and below your brackets. Here are some of the top oral hygiene aids that Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces recommends to help your smile stay cavity-free and clean…

  • Top Oral Hygiene Aids for Braces Patients

    No matter which oral hygiene tools you choose to use for your braces, be sure to take plenty of time to brush above and below your brackets. Here are some of the top oral hygiene aids that Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces recommends to help your smile stay cavity-free and clean…

  • What is “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay”?

    Baby bottle tooth decay is a condition that causes severe cavities in baby teeth, especially the front ones. When left untreated, it can cause significant dental and developmental problems later on in life.

  • Why Orthodontic Screenings Start at Age 7

    Experts in orthodontics agree that it’s best for every child to be screened by a dentist or orthodontist for early bite concerns by age 7. When caught early, it’s possible to prevent the need for major orthodontic treatment or reconstructive surgery when your child is older.

  • How Do Clear Aligners Straighten My Teeth?

    Considering straightening your teeth? Clear aligners are a great alternative to traditional braces. Translucent aligners are suitable for all ages, including teens, who want a discreet alternative to conventional brackets and wires.

  • Does My Child Have a Cavity?

    Primary (baby) teeth can decay at a much quicker rate than adult teeth do. Left untreated, these oral infections can spread to other parts of the mouth, including the adult teeth below them.

  • Help: My Child Has Gaps Between Their Teeth!

    It’s very common for children to have gaps between their teeth. But is this condition okay, or should you be concerned if it occurs in your child? Let our experts at Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces help!

  • 6 Holiday Dental Tips for Kids

    While kids in Austin area are excited and gearing up for the joyful holiday season, it’s up to the parents to make sure that they are doing so in a tooth-savvy manner.  Here are a few tips that will help ensure that your child survives the holiday with a healthy smile.

  • Best Braces-Safe Holiday Treats

    You don’t have to miss out on sweet treats this holiday season because of your braces! Check out these ideas for braces-friendly holiday treats. Call us today to learn more about braces in Austin area!

  • Don’t Let Your Annual FSA Benefits Expire

    Does your child need orthodontic care? Perhaps you’ve thought about seeing our Austin area orthodontist to straighten your own smile. Have you ever considered taking advantage of your FSA benefits to help pay for orthodontic treatment? With the end of the year creeping up on us, now is the time to use your remaining FSA benefits before anything expires.

  • Book Your Child’s Checkup Before the Year Is Over

    The end of the year is quickly approaching. Making a dental checkup or planning potential treatment for your child should be on your to-do list. 

  • How to Use a Water Flosser

    A water flosser comes highly recommended by our Austin area orthodontist because it’s a great alternative to flossing. Water flossers are very efficient at removing plaque and improving gum health, especially in hard-to-reach places like around braces.

  • 7 Complications of Premature Tooth Loss

    child smiling with a missing tooth

    Did you know that each baby tooth has a specific time period in which it’s supposed to fall out on its own? A child’s first set of teeth are meant to help with proper speech and facial development. In addition, primary teeth serve as placeholders for permanent ones, helping guide them into the proper position. Losing baby teeth prematurely can cause several complications 一 here are the most common:

  • What’s the Difference Between Braces and Aligners?

    Both braces and clear aligners are orthodontic treatments available in Austin area to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. But the similarities stop there because braces and aligners couldn’t be any more different from each other.

  • When should I see my Orthodontist?

    orthodontist patient smiling

    When is the best time to finally visit your orthodontist for a consultation for yourself or your child? Find out here.

  • Which Type of Braces is Best for Me?

    Although we offer a variety of types of braces, it can be helpful to understand the other options out there. When you’re more familiar with the different designs, it can help you feel more confident about selecting the best one for you or your child. 

  • Why You Should Wear Your Retainer After Braces.

    Not wearing your retainer after either traditional metal braces or Invisalign is a mistake that will cost you a lot of time and money. It’s understandable that you might be put off by the idea of once again constraining your teeth after wearing braces or Invisalign for so long, but it’s the only way to ensure that new beautiful and straight smile.

  • What to Know Before Starting Invisalign

    Invisalign is an amazing alternative for adults or teens who want to achieve a straighter smile but in a more discrete fashion than traditional braces. Your orthodontist will tell you that while there are a ton of benefits, Invisalign may not be right for you or your child. Keep reading to learn more.

  • 5 Tips to Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

    healthy oral habits for kids

    Keeping your child’s health in check means keeping your child’s oral health in check as the two are very strongly linked. Neglecting to teach your child healthy oral habits from a young age is a mistake you will regret as they grow. Not teaching your child healthy oral habits will not only affect their baby […]