Mighty Molars Blog

3 Key Things You Should Know Before Receiving Nitrous Oxide

January 3, 2023

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a child receiving nitrous oxide sedation

If your child is feeling a little unenthusiastic or uneasy about their upcoming dental visit, you might be wondering if there are any solutions for ensuring that their visit goes as smoothly as possible. Sedation dentistry is often used to achieve this, and of these treatment options, one of the most common solutions is nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas.” Here are three essential things that you should know about nitrous oxide so that you can rest assured it’s a viable answer for your child’s needs.

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Tongue-Tied: What to Expect When Your Child Needs a Frenectomy

December 14, 2022

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parent and toddler laying on bed together

Is your infant Isn’t gaining weight quickly enough? Do they make clicking noises, have trouble staying latched while breastfeeding, or cause you swelling or pain while breastfeeding? These may all be signs that they have a tongue tie. This makes it more difficult for them to move their tongue and can lead to nutritional deficiencies, dental problems, speech impediments, and other issues if left untreated. If your baby needs to undergo a frenectomy to correct this issue, continue reading to learn what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure.

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3 Ways to Prevent Cavities During Cold and Flu Season

November 16, 2022

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a young girl with a cold

It is cold and flu season in Inver Grove Heights. That means your child may be dealing with consistent sneezing, coughing, and a runny nose. If you find that their symptoms require over-the-counter medications to help in their recovery, make sure you’re choosing the right ones. Not only do you want options that will help them to feel better, but you also want to make sure you’re not promoting or encouraging cavities and tooth decay. Here are three ways to better protect your child’s smile while they battle the cold or flu.

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4 Essentials for Successful Special Needs Dentistry at Home

October 21, 2022

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mother brushing her child’s teeth for successful special needs dentistry

If you have a child with special needs, you’re well aware of all the extra challenges, care, and attention that come with their issues. However, in many ways, your child is just like their peers: they need to be fed and clothed and have a healthy smile. But many kids with special needs have anxiety when their mouth is touched or get overwhelmed by the dentist’s office. How can you be successful in their dental health, especially at home? Read on to learn four essential things you must have!

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Protect Your Child from a Dental Emergency with These 5 Tips

September 15, 2022

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Child with blue shirt and backpack smiling at school

With back-to-school season well underway, your calendar may be filled with carpools, homework, weekend sports, and the like. Of course, you don’t want a knocked-out, decayed, or otherwise damaged tooth to prevent your child from enjoying this upcoming school year. The good news is that dental injuries are largely preventable with the right best practices in place. With this in mind, keep reading to learn five tips on how to prevent dental emergencies.

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Lip & Tongue-Tie Treatments: Have They Become More Common?

August 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mightymolars @ 9:09 pm
happy baby with tongue tie

Tongue ties are incredibly common in babies, causing them to experience difficulty with eating and gaining weight. It’s a condition in which an abnormally short frenulum restricts the tongue’s ability to function properly. A lip tie is when an unusually tight labial frenulum keeps the upper lip tethered to the gum line. Both issues often occur in tandem. Read on to find out whether there’s a rise in diagnosis and which signs indicate your infant may be exhibiting problems.

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