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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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Alternative Text Posted November 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Is Fluoride Safe for Kids?

At Westpark Pediatric Dentistry, we know that Richmond parents work hard to prioritize their child’s health and happiness—you can count on us to do the same! The smiles of your children are a contagious expression of delight, and our role as their oral healthcare provider is to protect those precious pearly whites.  That’s why we […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Should I Let My Teen Whiten Their Teeth?

Do you remember feeling like standards of beauty were unattainable when you were a teenager? Heck, many of feel this way as adults! It makes sense that teenagers might be concerned with the appearance of their smile and pine for bright white smiles the same way adults do, because they’re often exposed to the same media […]

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

Does My Child Have to Have a Shot to Get Dental Work?

No one of any age gets shots in their mouth for fun, and fear of needles (trypanophobia) is a documented condition. Children may fear shots because they seem so unfamiliar, with a fear of potential pain. Does your child have to have a shot to get dental work? It will depend on the procedure being […]

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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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We’d love to help your child become a dental whiz kid!

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

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