Heidi Hame, D.D.S., M.S. ("Dr. Heidi”) 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
Any injury which causes bleeding to the gums or results in tooth fractures or a displaced or loosened tooth should be evaluated by a padiatric dentist... Read more
Even before the first tooth erupts, after feeding your infant you can gently rub the gums with a gauze or damp wash cloth. Teeth can decay as soon as they erupt... Read more
Sucking is a natural desire for an infant. During the first year of life the child receives comfort and satisfaction from sucking, and this habit should not be discouraged... Read more
The common symptoms associated with teething are: irritability, excessive drooling, change in dietary and sleeping patterns that may result in loose stools and... Read more