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Barefield Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Why Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Tough to Beat?

December 4, 2021

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Pick any given person you walk past, now if you look into their mouth – okay let’s keep this theoretical so you don’t get into trouble. If you were to investigate their teeth, there’s a decent chance you’d see some amalgam dental fillings. As the years go by, however, this obvious visual will probably become less frequent as tooth-colored fillings, aka composite fillings, continue to rise in popularity.

Many people appreciate the low-key nature of these fillings since other people likely won’t be able to see them. There’s more to selecting this variety of cavity repair than appearance, however. Keep reading to learn some advantages of choosing tooth-colored fillings from your pediatric dentist in Duncanville.


4 Ways to Ensure Your Child’s Swift Recovery After a Tooth Extraction

November 10, 2021

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young girl asleep in bed after tooth extraction

Is your child preparing to have a tooth removed? Although they may be thinking more about the actual procedure, you’re probably focused on what to expect once the procedure is complete. Since it is necessary they undergo some downtime following this type of dental surgery, here are four ways you can take better care of them and ensure a swift and successful recovery after your child’s tooth extraction.


5 Ways to Help Your Child Avoid Cavities This Halloween

October 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_donna @ 4:44 pm
children trick-or-treating during Halloween

October is officially here – and do you know what that means? Halloween is right around the corner! Children everywhere look forward to dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, only to return home with big bags of free candy. Unfortunately, the sugar-filled holiday makes tooth decay a serious risk for your little one. But don’t worry – here are five ways your child can remain cavity-free this season.  


The Link Between Your Child’s Oral Health & Academic Success

July 31, 2021

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Child smiling while completing work in classroom

From coordinating carpools to purchasing classroom supplies, back-to-school season comes with a long list of to-dos. So, while summer is still in full swing, it’s a good idea to start preparing now. After all, the first day of school will be here before you know it! Just remember to include time for your child’s checkup and cleaning when organizing your calendar. Keep reading as a children’s dentist explains the important link between oral health and academic success.


Help Loved Ones with Autism Fight Off Oral Health Issues

April 2, 2021

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Young boy smiles during World Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day! Did you know that the CDC estimates that about 1 in 54 children in the US have an autism spectrum disorder? If your child has autism, it’s important you know that they may be at a higher risk of certain oral health issues. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources and tips to help you keep that precious smile safe! Read on as we go a bit more into depth about how autism can influence your little one’s oral health and what you can do about it!


Children’s Emergency Dental Prevention Tips for COVID-19

March 30, 2020

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bored child looking out their window

As a parent, your greatest concern during the COVID-19 pandemic is probably to make sure that your child stays safe, especially since younger children are so vulnerable and active. Even though you may feel scared and worried, with proper preventive care recommended by the CDC, you can keep your child safe. Read on to learn the best ways to protect your child from the virus and how to reach your emergency dentist if you experience any type of urgent oral situation while self-isolating.


5 Ways to Celebrate National Children’s’ Dental Health Month

March 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_donna @ 5:22 am
Young girl in pigtails smiling while brushing her teeth

As you buy flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day, take a moment to enjoy your little one’s precious smile! February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which makes it a great time to educate your son or daughter about oral health. Unfortunately, convincing them to take care of their smile on a daily basis can be challenging at times. If teaching your child about oral hygiene feels about as fun as pulling teeth, try these 5 fun and practical suggestions from your children’s dentist in Duncanville!



June 10, 2016

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Brushing your teeth before bed helps protect them from plaque build-up and tooth decay. And don’t forget to floss! Cleaning between your teeth with floss helps you reach plaque that your toothbrush can’t reach.

DFW Child, Mom-Approved Dentist

May 11, 2016

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The success of Barefield Pediatric Dentistry is due in part to the overwhelming support we get from YOU, our patients!! We love hearing that patients and their parents feel safe and comfortable at our office. Please click the link below and vote for Dr. Barefield as a “Mom-Approved” Dentist so that other families in the metroplex might learn more about our office and experience the same treatment and care that you all receive. Thanks in advance!!


April 15, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_donna @ 2:33 pm

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When a child is about 5 years old, his/her teeth will begin to come loose. Let your child wiggle the tooth until it falls out on its own. This will minimize the pain and bleeding associated with a lost tooth. When your child does lose a tooth, be sure to ask us about our tooth pillows!!
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