Benefits of Visiting a Pediatric Dentist

  Let's face it – the first dentist visit can be just as nerve-wracking for Mom as it is for the little one sitting in the chair. And the last thing moms need is an added bit of stress, right? Ease your mind a little by choosing a pediatric dentist, who is specially trained and equipped for […]

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Evolution of the Toothbrush

Simple Sticks All the way back to around 3500 BC, Egyptians and Babylonians chewed on sticks.  What else did they have to do all day, back before the Internet?  But it turns out that these sticks actually served a purpose.  By chewing on one end until the fibers formed a small make-shift brush, people could […]

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Can My Child Really Need a Root Canal?

It's a scary thought, right?  But yes, even children as young as 2 years old could need a root canal — a fact that many unassuming parents find alarming.  In fact, even with all of the advances in the healthcare industry, oral healthcare is on the decline.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention found […]

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5 Things To Remember About Nutrition & Dental Health

What can you do about your child's nutrition? 1. Well-balanced Diet Choose healthy foods and maintain a well-balanced diet for proper dental and physical health. 2. Avoid High Sugar Foods Avoid giving your child foods high in sugar, such as soda pop, candies, sweetened cereals, fruit toll-ups, and pastries between meals. 3. Low Sugar Snacks Offer your child […]

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8 Ways to Improve Oral Health at Home

Below we have listed 8 easy ways to improve oral health at home. If you know of other ways to improve oral health then please comment below.    1. Positive reinforcements make brushing fun Encourage your child to brush their teeth by making it a rewarding experience. Keep track of your child’s brushing habits throughout the week. […]

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10 Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay

Here are 10 ways you can help your child develop and prevent tooth decay for your child. 1. Clean Baby Gums Before your child's teeth come in, wipe their mouth with a clean gauze pad or wet cloth at least twice a day. Once your child's teeth start to come in, clean them by using a wet cloth, finger […]

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Fighting Tooth Decay During the Holidays

Take the fright out of holiday candy with these oral care tips. Most children love the holidays and all the pies, candy and cookies.Wha'ts not to love? However, because tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, it is important to teach your child early about the damage that too much candy can inflict […]

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Should My Child Have Her Wisdom Teeth Removed?

This question has many different answers, depending on who you talk to. Why? Removal of wisdom teeth is predominantly a practice philosophy rather than an exact science. Meaning, there is much leeway, discussion and debate among all types of dentists as to what is the best treatment for wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth […]

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Should My Child Use Mouthwash?

Most dentists would not recommend any child under the age of  6 to use mouthwash, and children that are under the age of 12 should only use mouthwash under adult supervision. The reason for this is because of the risk of the child swallowing the mouthwash. This can be dangerous if it is swallowed in large […]

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Losing Those Baby Teeth

It’s bound to happen; your child will lose their first tooth. This is an exciting time, but it can also be scary. Hopefully this will help you handle loosing baby teeth with confidence and make it as fun as possible. Permanent Teeth There is a set of molars that will grow before your child loses […]

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