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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 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 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 February 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Teens & Tobacco: Know the Risks

Today, Dr. Malije Onwueme of Westpark Pediatric Dentistry wants to give teens the bottom line about tobacco use: there is no such thing as a “safe” or “safer” tobacco product. Every tobacco product contains nicotine in varying amounts—and not only is nicotine addictive, but it can also harm the brain. (Many people don’t realize the […]

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

Pacifier Pros & Cons

To binky or not to binky? Pacifier use for infants has been a subject of debate as long as they’ve been around. Richmond pediatric dentist Dr. Malije Onwueme shares some pros and cons below. Pros Pacifiers can soothe a fussy baby. Whether your child has a strong sucking reflex or has difficulty falling asleep, a […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

Babies and kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smiles, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. Read on […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Baby Bottles & Water: It’s Complicated

Richmond pediatric dentist Dr. Malije Onwueme wants to tackle the issue of babies and water intake in today’s blog. Of course, water is the healthiest beverage available for kids and adults, particularly when it comes to oral hygiene, but in babies less than six months of age, water is a no-no. Until babies are six […]

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Alternative Text Posted October 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous?

Thumb sucking is normal behavior for babies and young children. But just how normal? More than 75% of little ones suck their thumbs, fingers, hands, pacifiers, or other items such as the corner of a blanket during these early years. Most kids stop this behavior on their own between the ages of three and six. […]

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Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Can Dentists Detect Eating Disorders in Children & Teens?

At Westpark Pediatric Dentistry, we want our dental family to feel safe and comfortable in our practice, and for each experience in our care to be positive. We also want our patients and their families to be informed, which sometimes means discussing heavy topics—today’s heavy topic is eating disorders. Wondering why a dentist would broach […]

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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Grandparents, Grandkids & Dental Care

Richmond pediatric dentist Dr. Malije Onwueme has been thinking about how much things have changed in the world of dentistry since today’s grandparents were growing kids themselves. Grandparents today are often very involved in the daily lives of their grandchildren—they may live close by, provide financial assistance, or assume childcare responsibilities for working parents. Since […]

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