Children's Dental Center of Birmingham

Children's Dental Center of Birmingham

Pediatric dental practice dedicated to helping parents maintain healthy, beautiful smiles for their children and teens. New patients are welcome!

Kimberly Rosser Carr, DMD, MS is the solo practitioner since 1998

Operating as usual

02/16/2021

Due to the winter weather conditions in the Birmingham Metro Area today, Children's Dental Center of Birmingham will be closed. Everyone stay safe.

Due to the winter weather conditions in the Birmingham Metro Area today, Children's Dental Center of Birmingham will be closed. Everyone stay safe.

01/16/2021

Our office will be closed Monday January 18, 2021 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. We encourage everyone to consider a day of service in honor of Dr. King.

Our office will be closed Monday January 18, 2021 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. We encourage everyone to consider a day of service in honor of Dr. King.

[07/18/20]   Current office hours during the COVID-19 crisis:
Mon, Tues, and Thurs
9am-3pm
Wednesdays 9am-12 noon

We are available for routine dental care as well as emergency and urgent care. New patients are welcome!

11/06/2019

If you can come please join our faith family in prayer on tomorrow. Aniah's father and stepmother are members of my church family.

08/03/2019

A HUGE thank you to all or new patients and parents in the.month of July!!! We welcome you to our dental home. And for all returning patients in July- we appreciate you! Happy start to the school year!!!

02/14/2019

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01/31/2019

As they say "news you can use!

FDA: Infant Teething Jewelry Poses Deadly Risks

(FDA)—Teething jewelry—used to relieve infants’ teething pain or provide sensory stimulation for children w/ autism or ADHD—may carry deadly risks such as choking, strangulation, mouth injury, & infection. FDA warns against use of teething jewelry after reports of 1 infant death & other instances of serious injuries. Such jewelry, typically made w/ amber, wood, marble, or silicone beads, may be sold as necklaces, bracelets, or anklets.

01/03/2019

Thank you to our patients and parents for giving us the opportunity to serve your families in 2018. All SMILEs from our dental team for your best dental health in 2019!
(Image courtesy of Smart practice)

01/03/2019

Happy New Year everyone! Make the resolution to floss once everyday as well as brushing twice!

12/11/2018

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Win the ToothCare Tournament. Watch video in the link for ways to win!!!

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanAcademyofPediatricDentistry/videos/10153869441921147/

With a little encouragement from mom, 5 Minutes for Mom’s children have a winning game plan to tackle the Mouth Monsters in the Tournament of Tooth Care. Watch and learn how you can join the fun!

[10/03/18]   Wonderful family joined our dental home today!!! Addyson, Ayden, and Antonio you made our day and I'm glad you chose our team to make you SMILE#weloveourkids

[09/21/18]   Thank you to all our new patients and parents this month. It was great to meet you all and thank you for choosing our practice as your child's new dental home!!!

Dr. KIM AND THE TEAM

mouthhealthy.org 06/04/2018

MouthHealthy - Oral Health - American Dental Association

FDA warns consumers against using benzocaine products
May 24, 2018
By Jennifer Garvin

Silver Spring, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety announcement May 23 warning consumers not to use teething products containing benzocaine in infants and children younger than 2 years.

The announcement updates previous FDA Drug Safety Communications reporting benzocaine’s association with methemoglobinemia, a disorder in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced.

The FDA warns that benzocaine-containing products not be used to treat infants and children younger than 2 years because the agency has found the products carry serious risks and provide little to no benefit for treating sore gums in infants due to teething. FDA further advises that benzocaine oral drug products should only be used in adults and children 2 years and older if they contain certain warnings on the drug label because the local anesthetic benzocaine can cause the life-threatening condition, methemoglobinemia.

FDA is urging companies to stop marketing these products to treat teething in infants and children younger than 2 years. If the companies do not comply, action to remove these products from the market may be taken. FDA is also urging manufacturers to add warnings about methemoglobinemia and contraindication language to labels directing parents and caregivers not to use these products for teething.

“Because of the lack of efficacy for teething and the serious safety concerns we’ve seen with over-the-counter benzocaine oral health products, the FDA is taking steps to stop use of these products in young children and raise awareness of the risks associated with other uses of benzocaine oral health products,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., in prepared remarks on May 23.

Benzocaine products are marketed as gels, sprays, ointments, solutions, and lozenges under brand names such as Anbesol, Orabase, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Hurricaine, and Topex, as well as store brands and generics. Prescription local anesthetics include articaine, bupivacaine, chloroprocaine, lidocaine, mepivacaine, prilocaine, ropivacaine, and tetracaine.

Commissioner Gottlieb added that the FDA will also continue working with Congress to modernize its OTC drug monograph as part of its “mission to protect and promote public health.” The ADA is on the record with supporting both House and Senate legislation calling for modernizing the monograph.

The FDA estimated that more than 400 cases of benzocaine-associated methemoglobinemia have been reported to FDA since 1971. From 2009-17, the FDA evaluated 119 such cases reported to the agency’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Of those cases, 22 occurred in patients younger than 18 years and 11 were in children under 2.

The agency said health care professionals should warn patients of the possibility of methemoglobinemia and advised providers using local anesthetics to monitor patients for signs and symptoms and to have resuscitation equipment and medications readily available, including methylene blue.

Dentists can refer their patients to MouthHealthy.org for more information on safety concerns surrounding over-the-counter benzocaine gels and liquids.

The FDA encourages health care professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects to the MedWatch program by submitting a form on its website at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm.

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04/10/2018

While all parents know baby teeth eventually fall out, it's important to keep them healthy. After all, they're the blueprint for your child's permanent teeth! (AAPD 2018)

03/01/2018

I had a great time with the students in the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church TIME mentoring program. We learned about careers in Dentistry!

[01/16/18]   Due to the possible inclement weather that may impact the Birmingham Metro area, our office will be closed Tuesday January 16. All parents will be contacted on Wednesday January 17 to reschedule their child's appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Everyone please be safe.

[01/15/18]   The office will be closed on January 15th. We will resume normal business hours on January 16, 2018.

12/30/2017

Wishing everyone a great start to 2018! The office will be closed on New Year's Day.

12/25/2017

Merry Christmas to all and may all your teeth be white!

[12/14/17]   This week's child dental care tip!

The AAPD recommends using only soft-bristled toothbrushes. Also, remember to throw out a toothbrush after 3 months or sooner if the bristles are fraying. Frayed bristles can harm the gums and are not as effective in cleaning teeth.

[11/29/17]   My 4YO patient, Micah came for her checkup today. She wanted me have this note. When I opened the note it was empty. I asked her why the note did not have a message. She told me "I want to just tell you something." Then she said "I really like my dentist"!#mypatientsarethebest!!!

10/31/2017

Treats can play tricks on our teeth!

10/07/2017

This is what makes a long, frustrating work week all worthwhile.#whenourpatientsmakeussmile!

[10/05/17]   5 ways to pack your kids a healthier lunch

How much sugar is in that lunch? A bag lunch from home can be a cheaper and healthier alternative to the school cafeteria, but it depends on what you pack. Try these tips to give your kids a lunch makeover that even their dentist will approve of.

1. Say no to applesauce
Cups of applesauce are practical and portable, but the snack is loaded with natural and added sugars that promote cavities. Try a small container of cottage cheese instead. To spice things up, you can toss on some blueberries or sliced strawberries for extra flavor!

2. Choose real fruit
Fruit snacks and fruit leathers are popular among kids, but not their dentists. These sticky snacks can cling to teeth and encourage plaque. Go for the real deal instead. Offer slices of banana, apple and strawberries, or try no-prep options like grapes and mandarin oranges.

3. Plain milk is best
Milk is a great source of calcium. But flavored options, like chocolate or strawberry milk, contain added sugars that can cause decay. Swap out these sweet options with plain milk to cut out unnecessary sugar. To make plain milk more fun, you can try adding a drop of food coloring. If your kids don’t like milk, string cheese is another good dairy option.

4. Skip the starchy snacks
Salty snacks like pretzels, chips and crackers may seem OK for teeth because they’re low in sugar, but don’t be mistaken. Simple starches can be just as bad as sweets, if not worse. These snacks break down into a sticky goo, coating teeth and causing cavities. Looking for some crunchy alternatives? Try sunflower seeds, almonds or baby carrots. Other savory snack ideas include hard-boiled eggs and chunks of cheddar cheese.

5. Choose colorful vegetables
Give your kids an assortment of colorful veggies. Kids are more likely to eat snacks that look appealing, and the different colors feature different vitamins and minerals. Red and orange veggies are usually high in vitamin C (good for gums), while leafy green vegetables are good sources of calcium (for strong teeth). Consider cherry tomatoes, strips of red and orange bell peppers and steamed broccoli with melted cheese. Don’t forget about fun-to-eat snacks like snap peas and edamame

09/26/2017

Top Tips For Good Oral Care During INFANCY
Here are some east ways to take care of your baby’s teeth and gums:
• Before teeth have erupted, clean your baby’s gums and the teeth by rubbing a clean, damp washcloth along the baby's upper and lower gums
• When your baby has teeth, start brushing your baby’s at least two to three times a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and water

09/09/2017

The best SMILES are...........

08/30/2017

Bailey wins award for best dental art work of the day. She made our team smile!!!

08/29/2017

Make sure that awesome smile is a healthy smile!!!

07/22/2017

Lots of ways to spend a Saturday afternoon, but none better than talking with children about keeping their teeth healthy and their smiles beautiful at Community Day sponsored by Fisher Chiropractic. Thank you Dr. Lameka Tolliver-Fisher and team for the invite!!

Love the help I received re-arranging my table display. Lots of children and parents came out- we ran out of some of the brushes!!!

07/14/2017

I am recommending braces in this case! A great orthodontist has something for that.

07/01/2017

No excuses!!! This is a great share, Dr. Dani. Thanks

06/27/2017

Another fun time helping students learn more about the possibilities of STEM careers. Enjoyed engaging the students, great meeting my fellow panelists, and thanks to Dr. Denise Gregory and Jenee for the [email protected] U!

03/25/2017

Great time recently at Hemphill Elemenatry with an awesome group of students, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church T.I.M.E. Mentoring, the teachers, and admin staff!!! Talking up careers in dentistry.

03/18/2017

Thanks Colgate, Continental, Chloe and UAB School of Dentistry dental students Ashlee and Andrew for a fun morning!!!Central Park Christian School

02/28/2017

Ever had a dental x-ray taken? The sensor that enables these high-resolution digital images was created by NASA! The sensor had its start looking for something quite different than cavities…it was designed to take images of other worlds, and our own, from space. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2lbhfNs

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Birmingham, AL
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