Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

We have put together common questions that parents ask Pediatric Dentists. What should I use to clean my baby teeth? Before your baby’s teeth erupt, you should clean their gums with a wet piece of gauze or cloth.  Once a tooth comes through, switch to a soft-bristled, child-sized toothbrush with water.  Once your child can spit, […]

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Best Mouthwash For Kids

Mouthwash for kids comes in a close 3rd when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy – right behind brushing and flossing daily.  Here are 4 health benefits from using mouthwash: Freshens breath. Mouthwash kills the bacteria that causes bad breath. Prevents plaque build-up. Mouthwash can easily reach the places that toothbrushes cannot, like on […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Fluoride

What is Fluoride? The scientific definition: Fluoride, the 13th most abundant element on the earth’s crust, is a chemical ion of the element fluorine, but fluoride has one extra electron that gives it a negative charge. Fluoride is found naturally in soil, water, foods, and minerals.  In fact, in some parts of the world, fluoride […]

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Dental Insurance Breakdown

As of 2006, only 57% of Americans have dental insurance (mostly through their employers) compared with some 84% for medical insurance, according to the National Association of Dental Plans and the U.S. Census Bureau, respectively. And some say the numbers are about to get worse. Pressured by the soaring cost of health care, many companies […]

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10 Tricks to Improve Your Kids Brushing Habits!

Many parents of young children wrestle with the nightly challenge of getting their kids ready for bed and settled down to sleep. And one very important part of that battle includes convincing kids to brush their teeth the right way. Dental hygiene should be a priority for families, since training kids to take care of their health […]

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The Who’s, What’s, and Why’s of Taking Care of Your Teeth

Dentists say that the most important part of tooth care happens at home. Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re like most people, you don’t exactly look forward to facing a dentist’s drill. So wouldn’t it be better to prevent cavities before they begin? […]

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5 Common Dental Problems for Kids

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Also called early childhood caries, nursing caries, or Nursing Bottle Syndrome, Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is a result of a baby’s teeth coming in frequent, prolonged contact with sugary drinks, such as fruit juices, milk, formula, and sugar water. As with all foods, the sugar is broken down by bacteria in […]

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Everything You Need to Know About a Cavity

Ahh, those four dreaded words from your dentist: "You have a cavity."  It's the last thing anyone wants to hear at their afternoon appointment, but do you know exactly what the dentist is referring to when they spot a cavity? And how to prevent a cavity.  What is a Cavity? Put simply, a cavity is […]

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Tips for Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Child

It’s coming up on the 3-month mark for your kid’s toothbrush, so you decide to make a quick trip to the corner drugstore for a new one.  But when you turn the corner onto the toothbrush aisle, you stop in your tracks. Quick trip? You could spend hours browsing through the different kinds. For such […]

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5 Types of Sugar that Harm Your Teeth

We all know that sugar is the #1 enemy of healthy teeth, but some of us don’t know just how stealth sugar can be.  Sure, it’s easy to buy “sugar free” foods, but many times sugar is still lurking under another alias. There are 5 main sugars that make a delightful meal for the bacteria […]

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