Tag Archive: pediatric dentistry

Your child is experiencing a dental emergency…What now? First, stay calm so you can comfort them and address the situation promptly. Then, follow the tips below. If you have concerns that the injury is serious in nature, call your dentist immediately or visit the emergency department. (It’s a good idea to keep this list handy so you can refer to it if the need arises in the future.) Broken permanent... View Article

Mar 10 2019

Kids love to snack, but snacking can pose challenges to keeping teeth healthy. Smart snacking involves both strategic snack-time planning and selecting certain types of foods. Both can help limit the potential for tooth decay. Why is snacking more likely to promote tooth decay? The bacteria that cause dental cavities feed on any carbohydrate source we eat – sugar, bread, potatoes, rice, crackers, chips, pretzels, gummies, fruit snacks, juice, etc.... View Article

Nov 2 2018

October Calendar Kid Elijah Willis, 8, was nominated for the calendar by his dentist, Dr. Elizabeth Bortell. He’s been seeing Dr. Bortell for dental care since he was referred to CHoR’s dental program for fillings when he was 2. Elijah loves to sing and gives the dental team a show each time he comes for a visit. His larger-than-life entertaining personality is one of the reasons he was nominated for... View Article

Oct 18 2016

When children and families enter the Dental Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR’s) Brook Road Campus, they are immediately greeted by the receptionist peering out of the ‘submarine porthole’ window. The child-friendly Dental Clinic is specifically designed to make children feel as comfortable and safe as possible from the moment they enter, until to the moment they leave.“Our dental team works hard to calm children by explaining... View Article

Mar 25 2014

Today is National Tooth Fairy Day – a perfect time to learn more about your child’s dental health. Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD, a pediatric dentist at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, shares some tips on how to provide proper dental care for your child at any stage.From gums to the first toothDental care begins even before you child has teeth. Parents should use a soft, wet washcloth to care... View Article

Aug 22 2013