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You Asked, We Answered: When Should I Bring My Baby to the Dentist?

July 30, 2021

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Baby with toothbrush lying next to tooth-shaped blanket

To keep your child’s oral health in pristine condition from their first gummy grin to their beautiful smile in their senior portraits, biannual visits with their pediatric dentist are essential. After all, these appointments will monitor their development, keep an eye out for any dental problems, and ensure any issues that do arise (like tooth decay) are treated swiftly. But when should these bi-yearly visits begin? Keep reading for the answer!

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Can My Child’s Oral Health Impact Their Academic Success?

July 3, 2021

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little girl happy about her time at school

Depending on the age of your child, they may or may not be excited about another school year. For those who are younger, the idea of entering into a new classroom and learning new things can lead to much excitement, but if they are not properly prepared, they may not be set up for academic success. A children’s dentist explains the importance of a back-to-school checkup and cleaning and how your child’s oral health can either help or hinder their ability to perform effectively in school.

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Is Swimming in a Pool Bad for Your Child’s Teeth?

June 18, 2021

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family of four swimming in a pool

Your son or daughter has been begging you to let them go swimming for months now, and since summer is here, the time is finally right. Before they dive in, though, you’ll want to take a few precautions. Just as you would make sure your little one puts on sunscreen where they go swimming, you should also consider another risk of chlorinated pool water: oral health problems. Is swimming bad for your child’s teeth? Read on as a pediatric dentist provides the answer and gives tips on how you can protect your kid’s smile.

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Why Your Teen Should See a Pediatric Dentist

May 2, 2021

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Teenage boy at the dentist

When your child was younger, a pediatric dentist seemed like the best option to care for their growing smile, but now that they have become a teenager, should they switch to a general dentist? The truth is that your teen can still benefit from seeing a pediatric dentist, and here’s why.

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Banish Dental Anxiety with These Books About the Dentist

April 28, 2021

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Mother and daughter reading children's books about dental visits

Is your child feeling a bit nervous about their upcoming dental appointment? They’re certainly not alone! Plenty of children and adults suffer from dental anxiety. In fact, you may be feeling a bit anxious about your little one’s upcoming visit yourself if you don’t know what to expect. Thankfully, reading children’s books about dental visits with your little one can go a long way in helping you both feel more prepared! Here are a few great choices to get started.

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The Truth About Juice: What Is It Doing to Your Child’s Smile?

April 7, 2021

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a young girl wearing a denim romper holding two bottles of juice and smiling

Is your refrigerator stocked full of various juice flavors? Does your child constantly ask for the delectable taste of strawberry, apple, or mixed berry? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many parents find themselves in the same predicament. While you may buy natural fruit beverages thinking they are the “safer” option, the truth is that they are not. A pediatric dentist explains what happens to your child’s teeth when they begin consuming juice of any kind and why water is always a better option.  

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Show Your Child’s Smile Some Love

February 14, 2021

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smiling girl holding a heart

With pink and red hearts everywhere, it can only mean one thing—Valentine’s Day is here! February is most known for this holiday celebrating love, but did you know that it is also Children’s Dental Health Month? Lifelong dental health needs to start early so that by the time children become adults, oral healthcare is already engrained. In this post, you’ll learn about why dental health matters and how you can show your little one’s smile some love!

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4 Facts Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby’s Teeth

January 30, 2021

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Baby with two bottom teeth emerging

From birth plans to sleeping schedules, there is a lot that goes into caring for the newest member of your family. And when you lock eyes with them and see their little, gummy smile for the first time, you know all the sleepless nights and endless preparation is worth it. Keeping their baby teeth in pristine condition throughout the years comes with its own set of do’s and don’ts, which many parents often forget. Fortunately, you can keep reading for four must-know tips to prevent that job from becoming overwhelming!

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Is It Possible for Kids to Get Gum Disease?

December 17, 2020

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Dentist and child checking teeth in mirror

Gum disease is a serious dental issue that affects roughly 50% of American adults. If neglected, the harmful bacteria associated with this infection can significantly damage the soft tissue and bone underneath, resulting in everything from tooth loss to overall health concerns. But did you know that kids can get it too? Read on to learn the common causes of gum disease in children, symptoms to look out for, and treatment options.

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids?

October 13, 2020

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Little boy getting ready for dental x-rays

As a parent, you’re always considering your child’s health and safety. So when your dentist recommends that your son or daughter has dental X-rays taken, you may be wondering just how necessary and safe this step is. Thankfully, you have nothing to fear! Thanks to advancements in dental technology, x-rays are now taken digitally and are safer than ever before! Here’s what you need to know about this important tool for keeping your little one’s smile healthy as it grows.

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