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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 January 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Baby Dentistry: Teething & Other Joys

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t that important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important, both in the present and to set the stage for a lifetime of health. Today Westpark Pediatric Dentistry would like to talk about […]

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

Toothbrush Timers Can Make Brushing Fun for Kids!

Many parents wonder how to get—and keep—their kids interested in brushing their teeth. A wall chart with stickers may be enough, but some kids get bored more easily than others (especially in today’s digital age).  While you may wish at times that your kids didn’t spend so much time online, technology does offer some positives […]

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

Is My Child’s Loose Tooth Causing Them Pain?

If you’re a parent or you’re lucky enough to work with infants and toddlers, you know that teething is not the most fun phase they’ll go through. Teeth having to push their way through gum tissue sounds rough, so it’s no surprise that as it happens, your little one will likely be sensitive and in […]

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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 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 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 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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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 February 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Special Needs Dentistry: Everyone Deserves a Healthy Smile!

The Americans with Disabilities Act defines disability as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” (Specific examples of major life activities addressed by the ADA include functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing and learning.) Disabilities may be congenital (present […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 13, 2019 / Blog, Patient Care
Malije Onwueme, DDS

Questions to Ask Before Special Needs Kids See the Dentist

All children are unique individuals with personal preferences, but sometimes special needs kids have a higher level of anxiety in new situations like visiting the dentist. Dentists like Dr. Malije Onwueme realize treating special needs kids requires patience and understanding, and while most dentists who treat children are capable of accommodating a variety of special […]

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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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