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Shiny Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Blog

4 Things You Need to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Clean

March 9, 2020

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little boy seeing pediatric dentist

When you’re a parent, you’d do just about anything to make sure your child grows up healthy. For most parents, that includes having strong teeth. Fortunately, taking care of your kid’s oral health isn’t that hard, provided you have the right tools. Keep reading as a pediatric dentist talks about four of the tools you need to keep your little one’s smile nice and healthy.

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5 Reasons Why Baby Teeth Are So Important

February 4, 2020

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child brushing their teethIt can be difficult keeping your toddler’s teeth healthy, especially when they’re not used to cleaning them regularly. Even though they’re meant to fall out eventually, they play an important role in their development, which is why it’s vital to keep them healthy and intact. Since this February is Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s the perfect time to learn more about your little one’s mouth. Read on to learn five reasons why baby teeth are so important from a pediatric dentist trained to take care of growing smiles. (more…)

Don’t Hesitate to Bring Your Teen to See Their Dentist!

January 10, 2020

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teen girl getting dental exam

As your teenager begins to send out their college applications, they might seem all grown up to you. You might feel like it’s high time to send them to a dentist for adults. However, Dr. Lily, your local dentist for teens, will be more than happy to see your child from ages thirteen through nineteen. Having to see a brand-new dentist while navigating the highs and lows of high school can be a bit of a challenge on top of everything else. Why not make it easier on your child by sending them to a pediatric dentist? Here are just a few of the services offered at Shiny Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy During Flu Season

December 2, 2019

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little girls brushing their teeth

It’s that time of year when everyone starts coughing and sniffling, and you’re paranoid that your child is going to get sick. If they do, you’re understandably more worried about their fever going down that you are about making sure their teeth stay in good shape. But did you know that having a cold or the flu can actually hurt your little one’s pearly whites? Here are five flu season tips from a dentist on how to make sure this sickness doesn’t harm your child’s teeth.

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4 Healthy-Marketed Foods That Can Cause Problems For Your Child’s Teeth

November 10, 2019

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children's lunchboxMost parents go out of their way to ensure that their child has access to healthy foods and drinks throughout the day. The problem is that some snacks and beverages marketed as “healthy for children” may not be as good for them as you’ve been led on to believe. In fact, in a study conducted by UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, they found that 62 percent of beverages sold to parents that were marketed for children contained added sweeteners. Read on to learn four “healthy foods” that you should avoid purchasing to keep your child’s mouth cavity-free from a pediatric dentist. (more…)

Preventing Children’s Cavities During Halloween

October 31, 2019

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children trick-or-treatingAs a parent, you want your child to be able to have all the tools and knowledge they need to take care of their growing pearly whites. With Halloween just around the corner and the holidays closely following, the last thing that you want is a household ridden with cavities and other oral health problems. Here are some tips from a pediatric dentist on how to keep developing teeth happy and healthy over the holidays. (more…)

5 Halloween Candy Tips from Your Pediatric Dentist

October 6, 2019

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Halloween candy

Halloween is the spookiest night of the year. Once the trick-or-treating is over, however, parents are subjected to a whole new kind of fright – making sure their kids don’t get cavities from all that candy consumption! Luckily, your pediatric dentist is here to offer some Halloween candy tips to keep your little one’s teeth decay-free this spooky season.

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How Do I Brush My Child’s Teeth?

September 23, 2019

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mommy and baby brushing teeth together

Being a parent for the first time comes with a lot of questions. How often should my baby eat? How much sleep should they get? How do I brush my child’s teeth? Lucky for you, we can help with that last one. This guide will show you how to care for your little one’s oral health throughout the different stages of their development.

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When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth? A Dentist Answers

August 27, 2019

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a woman holding and kissing her baby

When a baby enters the world, everything changes. Gone are the days of sleeping in and taking long, hot showers. Instead, you now have a small human to care for, and that means you’re in charge of everything, including their oral health. For months, your baby will show off their gummy, adorable smile, but soon enough, that first tooth will burst through the gum line. With this new addition to your child’s smile, you may be asking, “When should I start brushing my child’s teeth?” Let a dental professional explain when and how to care for your infant’s oral health as well as why it’s better to start early.

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Healthy Lunches For a Great School Year – Tips From a Children’s Dentist

August 15, 2019

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A healthy lunch being packed into a containerAlong with the start of a new school year comes a lot of routine tasks you’ll be doing day-in and day-out. School pickups and drop-offs, helping with homework, and packing school lunches every day are just a few of them. Since a healthy diet is essential for your child’s dental health and overall well-being, it’s helpful to learn about good dietary choices now to start the year off right from the beginning. With a low-sugar lunch each day, regular checkups with a children’s dentist, and good oral hygiene habits at home, your child can avoid cavities and keep the amount of dental work they need to a minimum. Want to learn more? Keep reading below!

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