Heidi Hame, D.D.S., M.S. ("Dr. Heidiā€) is a Pediatric Dentist with years of experience in private practice in Southern California. Dr. Heidi received her specialty dental training in Pediatric Dentistry and Masters degree in Craniofacial Biology from The University of Southern California.

Dr. Heidi is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), American Academy Of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), California Pediatric Dentist, and San Fernando Dental Association.

Even before the first tooth erupts, after feeding your infant you can gently rub the gums with a gauze or damp washcloth. Teeth can decay as soon as they erupt. In fact, infants as young as 12 months old can suffer from severe dental decay. It is never too early to start cleaning your child's teeth.

My baby sucks his/her thumb. Should I Be Concerned? Sucking is a natural desire for an infant. During the first year of life the child receives comfort... Read more

When should I clean my child's teeth? Even before the first tooth erupts, after feeding your infant you can gently rub the gums with a gauze or damp washcloth... Read more

My child fell and knocked out her front tooth. Should she see the dentist? Yes. Any injury which causes bleeding to the gums or results in tooth fractures or a displaced ... Read more

What can I give my child to feel better while teething? Give your child Children's Tylenol as directed (do not give aspirin) and Have your child chew on a damp washcloth... Read more