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Your Pediatric Dentists Says Don’t Let Your Kids Use Their Teeth as Tools

June 2, 2019

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Kids never like going to the dentist. If you’re a parent, you know that better than anyone. Sometimes it feels like a miracle just getting them to go to their routine checkups! That’s why it’s best to avoid having to go to the dentist for emergency reasons. One way to do that is by teaching them to not use their teeth as tools. If your child uses their teeth for anything other than eating, they could risk facing a fractured tooth and extensive dental repairs. A pediatric dentist is here to explain 4 things you shouldn’t let your child do with their teeth.


Not Sure What Toothpaste to Get Your Kids? Pediatric Dentist Can Help

May 31, 2019

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little girl smiling with toothbrushIf you have children, you already know how difficult it can be to get them to brush their teeth. Oftentimes they’ll end up fighting you every step of the way! That’s why it’s important to pick a toothpaste that will help them prevent cavities. It’s also important to pick one they will like. There are a few things to consider when it comes to deciding which toothpaste to buy for your kid. Read on as a pediatric dentist tells you what you need to know to make this choice.


Your Pediatric Dentist Discusses the Top 3 Cavity-Causing Activities

April 30, 2019

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teenager smilingIn the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, it was found that 59% of adolescents ages 12-19 had cavities in their permanent teeth. Dental caries, or cavities, are the most common oral health problem even though they’re 100% preventable. As a parent, keeping your young one’s smile healthy and bright is one of your top priorities. Your pediatric dentist lets you in on the top 3 cavity-causing activities that your teen may be doing. Read on to learn what they are and how to fight cavities with proper dental care. (more…)

Your Pediatric Dentist Discusses Premature Tooth Loss in Children

April 20, 2019

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baby smilingAs a parent, your most important priority is that your child grows up with a happy and healthy smile. While losing their baby teeth is a completely natural part of your loved one’s growth, losing them too soon can have a detrimental impact on their oral health. You may be wondering how that can be when their teeth aren’t even permanent yet. Your pediatric dentist fills you in on the importance of baby teeth and how they help shape adult smiles. Nothing fills your heart more than seeing your son or daughter flash a grin, so it’s worth it to read on and learn why your child may be losing their teeth too early and how to prevent it.


The 3 Biggest Threats to Your Teen’s Teeth According to a Pediatric Dentist

March 16, 2019

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a young girl with a beautiful smileAs your child grows into a teenager, you have probably already said goodbye to the baby teeth and hello to the permanent ones. And while you may have worked hard to instill good oral habits in them as a child, their busy lives can keep them from adhering to the twice a day brushings and daily flossing. If you want to keep your teen’s oral health in check, a pediatric dentist shares three of the biggest threats to your teenager’s teeth and what you can do to help.


A Pediatric Dentist Shares 4 Ways to Care for Your Child’s Oral Health

March 8, 2019

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a mom and daughter brushing their teethYou’re standing in the bathroom brushing your teeth when you suddenly notice your toddler standing in the doorway watching you. Giving her a smile, you finish caring for your pearly whites before patting the footstool for her to stand on. After putting a bit of toothpaste on her Cinderella toothbrush, she starts brushing away while you put on some music and start a dance party! This type of fun activity can inspire and encourage your children to maintain good oral hygiene. If you’re looking for other ideas to help ensure good habits, let a pediatric dentist share 4 ways you can help care for your child’s teeth and gums at home.


4 Reasons to Take Care of Your Child’s Baby Teeth with Your Pediatric Dentist

February 25, 2019

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You love to see your child smile. It’s the best part of your day, and it warms your heart. But parenting is full of challenges, including getting them to do simple things on their own like brush their teeth. Sometimes you have to pick your battles and let certain things slide. Their baby teeth are going to come out anyway, are they really worth the time and effort to keep healthy? In fact, those little baby teeth are very important for your child’s oral and overall well-being. Check out these 4 good reasons from your pediatric dentist to make taking care of your child’s baby teeth one of your priorities. (more…)

6 Best Apps for Getting Your Child to Brush from Your Pediatric Dentist

February 13, 2019

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These days, kids are more tech savvy than ever before. They can navigate through apps with ease and seem naturally gifted with whatever device they can get their hands on. There are also apps for everything under the sun—including apps for helping kids keep their teeth clean. From your pediatric dentist, here are just some of the best apps available that can make your child’s oral care more fun, efficient, and effective. (more…)

Don’t Hesitate To Bring Your Teens To a Pediatric Dentist For Great Dental Care!

January 22, 2019

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Smiling teenage boy If you’re the parent of a teenager, you know they’re usually not very concerned about their oral health. From their perspective, there are too many other things they’d rather spend their time thinking about! But since their oral health in the teen years will affect their smile for the rest of their life, it’s important that they get dental care for the specific issues they face. In fact, you may not know your teen can see a pediatric dentist, but they actually receive special training to provide care for all kids up to age 18. Keep reading below to learn about some of the services your teen can get!


4 Reasons to Visit Your Pediatric Dentist This New Year

January 8, 2019

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Resolutions—you and your family make them every year, but somehow most fall by the wayside when February comes around. Well, this year you can make a resolution that is both easy to keep and important for your health: go to the dentist every six months. To make it more fun for the kiddos, choose to take them to a dentist who specializes in treating children. Here are 4 good reasons to take your kids to a pediatric dentist in 2019. (more…)

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