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El Paso's pediatric dental leader. From the moment you walk into our offices, to the moment your child sits in our dental chair, you'll find a fun, child-friendly environment that delivers big-top smiles.


Dr. Lizbeth Holguin | Pediatric Dentist

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Trained to work with children

We’ll walk you through your child’s dental development and help you maintain their healthy smiles.The pleasant dental visits your child experiences will establish trust and confidence that will last a lifetime.

Our goal is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and teach them proper dental care. With more than 30 years of service and more than 130,000 children served, Star kids Dentistry remains the best place for your child’s amazing teeth!

Pediatric Dentistry

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  • 03
    Sep. 2013


    Is thumb sucking okay?

    Sucking is a natural reflex in many infants and young children. It lets them feel secure and happy, or helps them sleep. Children should stop thumb sucking by the time their permanent front teeth are ready to erupt — usually between the ages of 2 and 4. Peer pressure causes many school-aged children to stop. Thumb sucking that persists after the eruption of the permanent teeth can cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and tooth alignment.Pacifiers are no substitute for thumb sucking. They can affect teeth essentially the same way as sucking fingers and thumbs.Here’s what you can do: • Instead of scolding your child for thumb sucking, praise them when they don’t.
    • Children often suck their thumbs when feeling insecure. Find out what’s causing the anxiety and focus on correcting that.
    • Children who are sucking for comfort will suckle less when their parents provide comfort.
    • Reward children when they refrain from sucking during difficult periods, such as when being separated from their parents. If these approaches don’t work, come talk with us. We can help you figure out a solution.

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    Sep. 2013


    Dental radiographs (X-rays)

    Radiographs, also known as X-rays, are an important part of your child’s dental care. They help pediatric dentists to diagnose and treat health conditions that cannot be detected during a clinical examination.Radiographs help … • Detect cavities.
    • Survey erupting teeth.
    • Diagnose bone diseases.
    • Evaluate the results of an injury.
    • Plan orthodontic treatment.On average, most pediatric dentists request radiographs about once a year. Pediatric dentists are careful to minimize a child’s exposure to radiation. With modern safeguards, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray examination is extremely small. If dental problems are found and treated early, dental care is more comfortable for your child and more affordable for you.
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    Sep. 2013


    How do I handle dental emergencies?

    Don’t panic. Here’s what you need to know.Toothache: Clean the area of the affected tooth by rinsing the mouth thoroughly with warm water. Use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain persists, contact Briggs and Fosbury. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact us immediately.Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek: Apply ice to the injured areas to help control swelling. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If the bleeding cannot be controlled with simple pressure, call Briggs and Fosbury or visit the hospital emergency room.Knocked-out Permanent Tooth: If possible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown (the top part), not by the root. You may rinse the tooth with water only. DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures.If it looks okay, try to reinsert it into the socket. Have the child hold the tooth in place by biting down on some gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the child’s saliva or milk. If the patient is old enough, the tooth can also be carried in the patient’s mouth (beside the cheek). Bring the child to Briggs and Fosbury IMMEDIATELY! Time is critical to saving the tooth.Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth: Contact Briggs and Fosbury immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection, and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If possible, locate and save any tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist.Knocked-out Baby Tooth: Contact Briggs and Fosbury during business hours. This is not usually an emergency, and in most cases, no treatment is necessary.Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth: Contact Briggs and Fosbury.REMEMBER: Most tooth injuries also include head trauma, which can be life threatening. If your child suffers a head injury, immediately take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw: Keep the jaw from moving. Take your child to the nearest hospital emergency department.

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    Sep. 2013


    Eruption of your child's teeth

    Amazingly, children’s teeth begin forming before birth. At six months, the first primary (or baby) teeth to erupt through the gums are the lower central incisors. The upper central incisors soon follow. By age 3, all 20 primary teeth usually appear, although the pace and order of their eruption varies.Permanent teeth begin appearing around age 6, starting with the first molars and lower central incisors. This process will continue until your child is approximately 21 years of age.Just so you know, adults have 28 permanent teeth, or up to 32 including the third molars (or wisdom teeth).

  • 03
    Sep. 2013


    Are baby teeth important?

    Baby teeth, called primary teeth, may seem small, but they play a big role in your child’s oral health. At their healthiest, primary teeth do amazing things.• They allow chewing and eating for proper nutrition, growth and development.
    • They guide permanent teeth into position.
    • They facilitate jawbone and jaw-muscle development.
    • They aid in speech development.Briggs and Fosbury can show you the best way to care for your baby’s teeth. It’s easy and necessary!

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    Sep. 2013


    What is a dental home?

    A "dental home" is where your child’s oral-health care is provided in a comprehensive, continually accessible, coordinated and family-centered way by a licensed dentist. At Briggs and Fosbury, our dental home includes fun, friendliness and spectacle! You’ll find — not one — but FIVE pediatric dental specialists on staff.
    Experts agree — children who have an established dental home by their first birthday are more likely to receive preventive and routine oral-health care.

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    Sep. 2013


    What is a pediatric dentist?

    A pediatric dentist is a specialist dedicated to the oral-health care of children 6 months through 17 years of age. After four years of dental school, a pediatric dentist commits to two to three additional years of training to become an expert in children’s oral health. A pediatric dental specialist …• Practices the latest dental advances for children.
    • Guides a child’s dental growth and development.
    • Prevents, detects and treats dental diseases.
    • Supports parents as they care for their child’s oral health.
    • Avoids future dental problems.
    • Eliminates the fear of visiting the dentist.
    • Treats special-needs patients.

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Star Kids | Pediatric Dental

As your child’s first dental-home provider, Star kids Dentistry offers a wide array of dental health services beyond what a general dentist can provide. No matter what your child needs, Star kids Dentistry can help.

  • Examinations
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Digital X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Endodontic treatment
  • Aesthetic crowns

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1800 McRae Boulevard
El Paso, Texas 79925
915-591-5014 (Fax)

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7211 N Mesa St, Ste. 1E
El Paso, Texas 79912
915-242-1927 (Fax)

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