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We’re pediatric dental practitioners because we love sharing smiles and knowledge with children and their families—on and offline! Bookmark this page to catch the informative and fun articles we post twice a month, and feel free to share and join the conversation.

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Contact your Richmond pediatric dentist, Dr. Malije Onwueme at Westpark Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule a visit.

Alternative Text Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Malije Onwueme, DDS

What a Great Smile! Dental Bonding for Kids

Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages. It can repair damage, fill gaps, and improve the look and structure of teeth. Westpark Pediatric Dentistry wants all our patients to enjoy healthy, confident smiles, and if your child faces problems with chipped, misshapen or […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Are Baby Bottles Bad for Baby Teeth?

Tooth decay in infants and very young children is often called baby bottle tooth decay. This happens when liquids with natural or artificial sugars remain in an infant’s mouth for extended periods of time. Bacteria in the baby’s mouth thrive on these sugars, using them to produce acids that attack the teeth and gums. Today, […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 22, 2020 / Blog
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Top 10 Questions To Ask Your Pediatric Dentist

1. Why do I need to take care of baby teeth? Taking care of baby teeth will increase chances of taking better care of adult teeth. Also due to the fact that all baby teeth do not exfoliate until around 12 years old, problems may arise that can cause pain, discomfort, infections, as well as […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Malije Onwueme, DDS

What Are Maxillary Teeth?

The upper teeth formed along the maxillary jawbone are called “maxillary teeth” and include the top incisors, molars, premolars, and canines. Dr. Malije Onwueme shares more information about maxillary teeth below. Understanding the role of the upper teeth and caring for them properly is important in the fight against bacteria and infection in gum tissues […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 1, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Gummy Vitamins and My Child’s Oral Health

Parents have loved the options of providing their children with multivitamins to allow their children to obtain the vitamins they are deficient in especially if the child is a picky eater. Though this might seem to be an amazing solution for most parents please understand that not all vitamins are created equally. Chewable, gummy vitamins […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 27, 2020 / Blog
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Prepare Your Child for Dental Visits with a Good Book!

When you’ve got your child’s first dental visit noted on the calendar, you might feel more anxious than they do as you approach the big day. At Westpark Pediatric Dentistry, we want to help both of you relax and see there’s nothing to fear about having your smile cared for. Our team is kind and […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Malije Onwueme, DDS

DENTAL EMERGENCIES

We hope your child never needs our emergency services, but if needed, know that you can always contact us after hours by calling Westpark Pediatric Dentistry. We are here to assist you when your child’s dental health is at risk. We are available to be reached at all hours: Phone: 832-924-7275 Email: smiles@westparkpedo.com Book Directly […]

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Malije Onwueme, DDS

This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile

We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right? No math equations here, except maybe Plaque + Time = Tartar. That’s right, tartar begins as plaque, which is the accumulation of tiny food particles and bacteria. Our mouths are home to upwards […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Take it Easy After Tooth Extraction

At Westpark Pediatric Dentistry, we’re here to help you as you teach your little ones how to care for their growing and changing smiles. Sometimes our combined efforts will prevent them from needing dental treatment beyond cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants, but other times we might recommend extraction to get them back on track for […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Zirconia Crowns for Kids

Zirconia has been used in major medical procedures like hip replacement for many years due to its strength and biocompatibility. It took the dental industry until the early 2000s to catch up, beginning with adult dental procedures such as dental implants, root canals, and dental crowns. In 2010, zirconia became available for use in pediatric […]

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Contact your Richmond pediatric dentist, Dr. Malije Onwueme at Westpark Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule a visit.

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