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
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
To help your child feel better while teething: - Give your child Children's Tylenol as directed (do not give aspirin - Have your child chew on a damp washcloth or teething ring... Read more