Dr. Robert Fattouch is a pediatric dentist practicing in Poway, California at Poway Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Fattouch specializes in the oral health of children. Pediatric dentists tend to patients ranging in age from infancy to teenaged years. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Fattouch takes care of a childs teeth, gums and mouth. Children can face dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease without proper care. Pediatric dentists can provide dental examinations, give cleanings and treatments, repair cavitities and dental injuries like fractured or knocked-out teeth, diagnose oral conditions and more.
Education and Training
Temple University School of Dentistry DMD 2001
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Robert W Fattouch DMD's Expert Contributions
Ase floss sticks and specialized floss threaders. READ MORE
Yes, you need to floss better and the inflammation will decrease. READ MORE
Yes they can READ MORE
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Most dental cleanings for kids should normally take 5-10 minutes. Kids have less teeth, and usually don't get the tartar and build-up that adults get, and they don't need the deep cleaning and scaling. READ MORE
The american academy of pediatric dentistry and the american academy of pediatricians both recommend that the first dental appointment be at 1 year of age or within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth. READ MORE
You need to get seen by a pediatric dentist that will evaluate why the tooth cracked, and which type of tooth cracked (adult or baby tooth) READ MORE
Most kids start to lose teeth around the age 5-7. READ MORE
I recommend you see an orthodontist that will give you a better answer. It all depends on your bite and what kind of crowding that you have. Every case is different. When you move a few teeth, you change your bite and that is something that must be taken into account READ MORE
A pre-visit to a dentist is recommended (where you take the child to meet the dentist and take a tour of the office to get them familiar with the environment). I also recommend that you go to a pediatric specialist, we are trained to handle nervous children and our offices are much more kid friendly. READ MORE
That is common. You can take Motrin or Tylenol. If the pain persists after 1 month, then I would get it reexamined. READ MORE
A patient needs about 20 minutes or so to wake up from anesthesia after the procedure is done, but he/she will be out of it for that day. READ MORE
I'd avoid anything sticky, such as gum, dried fruit, hard candy, gummies, etc. READ MORE
Yes, it is effective, but a check-up every 6 months is strongly recommended just in case you have pockets (flossing cannot get into gum pockets to clean them up). READ MORE
Encourage him that its natural to loose a tooth, there are videos on YouTube and books that talk about it. READ MORE
Shaved ice or ice chips will help and they are safe. You can do topical anesthetic, but I really don't recommend too much of that stuff READ MORE
If you still have your baby teeth when you are an adult it is usually not a problem, just plan that you may need implants or crowns in the future. I wouldn't worry about it until it happens READ MORE
As long as she feels comfortable she can go to a pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentists will see kids to the age of 18-21 depending on the Dentist. READ MORE
He can develop buck teeth on his adult teeth. These teeth will be more likely to have trauma if he falls and they can break. Also it can guarantee that he will need orthodontics. You should encourage him to stop, otherwise you can go to a pediatric dentist that can make a retainer-like appliance to get him to stop sucking his thumb. READ MORE
Not necessarily, I would recommend you go to a pediatric dentist or an orthodontist for an evaluation. READ MORE
if your child ate some toothpaste then it should not be a concern. If she ate a whole tube of toothpaste then I'd go to the emergency to room to be evaluated (but really still shouldnt be too much of an issue). The fluoride that she ate will not make a difference READ MORE
I don't recommend getting kids teeth whitened. Teeth are not fully erupted, so if you whiten them then you will have lines across their teeth. I recommend whitening when kids are usually 15 or 16 (although there are age exceptions). READ MORE
Grinding is usually not an issue with kids that requires a mouthguard. However one thing we are seeing recently is that grinding has been associated with other issues including sleep apnea and other otolaryngoscopic issues (large tonsils and adenoid issues). I recommend going to a pediatric dentist to evaluate the dental issues and he or she can talk to you more about those other issues. READ MORE
Ideally brushing for 2 minutes (1 minute each arch of the mouth). I recommend a timer for brushing, also you can download an app for an ipod/tablet that will track their brushing and time them. READ MORE
I recommend flossing as soon as possible. Anywhere that the teeth touch an adjacent tooth needs to be flossed. READ MORE
It all depends on how old your child is... if he is going to lose the tooth within a year then it is better to just pull the tooth, but if he will have that tooth for another few years (molars don't fall out til the age of 11-14) then it is better to save that tooth. After a baby root canal is done, then a baby crown is recommended to maintain the structural integrity of the tooth READ MORE
Bleeding teeth are usually a sign of poor hygiene, gingivitis and periodontitis. I would recommend an evaluation with a pediatric dentist to see what exactly is going on. READ MORE
Crooked teeth are not an indication for early orthodontics. We look at the patient's bite and severity of tooth crowding. If you are concerned, then I would recommend following up with a pediatric dentist or an orthodontist for an evaluation. READ MORE
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend that a child's first visit be at 12 months of age or within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth. That being said, your daughter should be seen by a dentist now. READ MORE
Flossing is very necessary, cavities occur frequently between the teeth and flossing is the only way to keep those areas clean. You can try to use plastic flossers to get in between the teeth. READ MORE
Flossing is the best way to get food stuck between the teeth. READ MORE
Children should be seen by a dentist two times per year or every six months, just like an adult. READ MORE
I recommend that you continue to brush your child's teeth until you feel that they are doing a good enough job on their own I have some parents with kids as old as 10 that are still helping with brushing their child's teeth. Every child is different, there is no age cut-off. READ MORE
Unless your child has a specific syndrome there is no relation between lactose intolerance and weak teeth. You can get calcium from other non-lactose sources. READ MORE
What are the chances that the spaces in my daughter's teeth will recur when her permanent teeth grow in?
Every child is different when it comes to teeth, teeth size, and spaces. Space is a good thing in children's teeth. Adult teeth are usually 1.5x larger than baby teeth, so those spaces are there to help give adult teeth room. Also, if there is too much space in adult teeth, you can always go to the orthodontist when your child gets older. READ MORE
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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