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How to Reduce Dental Anxiety in Kids

February 14, 2023

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Happy child sitting in dentist’s chair, holding toothbrush

It is common for children to experience a degree of uncertainty and trepidation when they visit the dentist. Some of them are so fearful that it is difficult for their dental team to care for them! What can you do to reduce dental anxiety in kids? Here are some tips to help your little one adopt a more positive view of their time in the dentist’s office:


5 Tips to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

February 8, 2023

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group of children smiling

Did you know that February is Children’s Dental Health Month? It’s time to help your little one celebrate! The best way to do this is to help them understand why dental health is so important as well as what they can do to keep their smiles in good condition. Keep reading to learn about five ways that you can help your child celebrate this month with good oral health and hygiene.


Why Dental Toys for Kids Are a Good Idea

December 7, 2022

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dental toys for kids

Even though regular dental visits are key to a healthy smile, the dentist can be a scary place for your child when they are first getting used to it. The unfamiliar sounds, tools, and people may make some children a little nervous. There are several ways to help them feel more comfortable during these appointments, such as buying them dental toys. Continue reading to learn why dental toys are helpful for children as well as the different kinds.


3 Risks Cold and Flu Season Poses to Your Child’s Smile

November 7, 2022

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little girl who needs to protect her smile during cold and flu season

Children seem to get their hands on everything. At home, this might not be a huge problem, but at school or friends’ houses, it could mean they pick up some nasty bugs and catch the flu or a cold, especially this time of year. Even with your best efforts to prevent it, you may have to deal with a sick kid, but you don’t necessarily have to deal with a cavity afterward. Read on to learn how being ill could put your child’s teeth at risk and ways to protect them this cold and flu season.


Your Child’s First Dental Visit

October 5, 2022

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mom holding the baby for the child’s first dental visit

You can’t believe how fast time has gone by. One day, you’re holding a newborn, and pretty soon they’re crawling and trying solid food. Although you’ll miss your baby’s adorable gummy smile, you also love seeing their primary teeth grow in. But getting teeth means that your little one is now at risk for the most common childhood condition: cavities.

As a result, it’s time to think about your child’s first dental visit. But when should this happen? How does this first visit go? Why does it need to happen so early in life? Get answers by reading the content below!


4 Facts about Children’s Dental Health Every Parent Needs to Know

September 5, 2022

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happy mom and baby knowing facts about children’s dental health

When you came home with your baby, the hospital unfortunately didn’t give you an instruction manual. You may not know everything about all your child’s needs as they grow and develop, but you don’t have to be an expert. Here is some information that your pediatric dentist wants you to keep in mind for your little one!


Back-to-School Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

August 4, 2022

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The first day of school is right around the corner! With summer coming to an end, parents are starting to prepare their kids for their return to the classroom. From buying school supplies to figuring out your child’s schedule, there are many things to be done this time of the year. It’s easy to get lost amid the back-to-school preparations, but there’s one you shouldn’t put on the back burner – your child’s oral health. Read on to learn a few helpful tips to prevent dental emergencies from a pediatric dentist in Palm Harbor.


Why Visiting the Dentist When You’re Pregnant Matters

July 3, 2022

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woman in scrubs examining dental x-ray

Pregnancy is an exciting time. If you’re past the first trimester – when most women experience nausea and fatigue – you may be starting to feel like you can accomplish all the things on your to-do list before your bundle of joy arrives. There’s one thing that may not be on your list, but it definitely should be: visiting the dentist! The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy in Palm Beach can really affect your oral health, which could even have implications for your baby. Keep reading to learn more about why you should schedule a dental checkup when you’re expecting.


Oh Baby! 5 Signs of Teething

June 17, 2022

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closer look at a teething baby

Time is flying by. It feels like just yesterday that your baby was a newborn waking up every two or three hours, but now they sleep for longer stretches. That is, until now—they’ve started to wake up several times and are fussier than they typically are.

What could be wrong? What does this symptom mean? It could be a sign that your baby is teething. In fact, there are several ways you can tell that you’ve entered this exciting new stage of development. Keep reading to learn about the most common symptoms of teething and what you can do to help your baby.


Why You Should Praise Your Child for Brushing Their Teeth

June 3, 2022

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A young girl brushing her teeth.

As a parent, one of the many things you need to show concern for is your child’s hygiene—children are just as susceptible to oral health issues as adults! That said, encouraging proper cleaning methods and praising your child for practicing good hygiene is crucial for them to establish healthy, life-long habits. Keep reading to learn more from your pediatric dentist in Palm Harbor about why and how you should praise your child for brushing their teeth.

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