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By: Marian N.
Carter John D DMD - Pediatric Dentistry of Tyler
Never wait more than 10-15 minutes to get my appointments. Dr. Carter really loves the kids.
By: Jerel K.
Carter John D DMD - Pediatric Dentistry of Tyler
Everyone is incredibly friendly at the office. They make me and my kids feel at ease and their office is fun, inviting and warm.
By: Madison L.
Carter John D DMD - Pediatric Dentistry of Tyler
Dr. Carter asks the kids what they're interested in and gets them to talk about themselves and he remembers things about them. He jokes around and eases them up, and I really appreciate how he's able to do that.
By: Champ B.
Carter John D DMD - Pediatric Dentistry of Tyler
Dr. Carter and the staff are amazing. They're professional, compassionate, and take the time to explain what's going on to the parents so that they interact and engage with the child.
Tips & Advices
The most common dental problems in children are:
  • Cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding
  • Canker sores
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Bite and alignment issues
Thumb sucking is not specifically a dental problem, but it can cause a malocclusion, a condition where the top and bottom teeth don't line up correctly.
To clean a baby's teeth, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush designed specifically for infants. Apply a tiny amount of non-fluoride toothpaste - about the size of a grain of rice - and gently brush all sides of the teeth and the tongue. Before the baby's first teeth emerge, use gauze or a wet washcloth wrapped around the finger to wipe the gums. This motion doesn't necessarily reduce bacteria, but it does help the infant to get used to the sensation of having his or her teeth cleaned.
Children should visit their pediatric dentist every six months. This recommended frequency does not change throughout a person's lifetime.
No, wisdom teeth do not need to be removed unless they cause pain, lead to dental issues, or are aligned incorrectly.
Yes, dental sealants prevent cavities by filling in deep grooves in the teeth. Without them, bacteria can collect in these areas and cause tooth decay, which can happen with children.

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