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Food Safety for Children

Food is what fuels us to go about our daily tasks with an adequate amount of energy. When it comes to kids, food is not just fuel for carrying out everyday tasks, it’s what powers their growth and development too! New parents often have lots of questions when it comes to food safety, which is…

Halloween Candy Cravings vs. Kids Dental Health

Halloween is a great time for kids to dress up and go trick-or-treating with friends and family, but it’s important to remind them that over-eating sugar is not good for their bodies. Furthermore, sugar severely impacts kids dental health, causing painful tooth decay. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), kids should consume less than…

Vitamins and Minerals for Kids Teeth

As kids grow and develop, their teeth are growing along with them. Some of the same vitamins that parents give to their children to promote overall well-being may actually be supporting dental health as well! If you are worried that your child’s dental health is at risk, it’s a good idea to speak with your…

Enlarged Teeth in Kids

Enlarged teeth, also known as macrodontia, is a rare but treatable condition that may develop as your child’s adult teeth begin to grow in. Enlarged teeth are often caused by disorders of the pituitary gland (the gland that secretes male and female reproductive hormones), insulin-resistant diabetes, and other pre-existing conditions. In these cases, your pediatric…

5 Tips For Switching From Baby Bottles to Sippy Cups

Growing up always involves different adjustment periods, including the switch from using a baby bottle to using a sippy cup. Furthermore, it’s important to take precautions when your child is still using a bottle as they are prone to tooth decay during this time. Baby bottle tooth decay is a common and real concern that…

Oral Thrush in Kids

Oral thrush is a fungal infection that causes symptoms that may affect eating, speaking and swallowing. This irritating condition is common among infants and toddlers as well as those who have weakened immune systems. Although it can be scary to think your child may have an oral infection, thrush is treatable. It is important to…

Pediatric Tongue Tie: What Should You Do?

In a typical baby, the frenulum (tissue that secures tongue to the bottom of the mouth) separates from part of the tongue, allowing the tongue to move freely. In cases when it doesn’t separate, it is referred to as tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia. This can cause issues with speech, eating and dental hygiene.…

Kids Dental Injuries

Being a parent can be scary, and in the event of a kids dental injury, it’s important to be prepared. Dental injuries can occur in a variety of situations and it is common to see accidents take place during play time or while playing a sports game. In a study reported by the National Institutes…

Kids Dental Development

When it comes to kids’ dental care, there are certain milestones that they should reach to ensure that their oral health remains in good condition as they age. Generally, it’s okay to have a little bit of a delay in losing and/or developing teeth, but too much of a delay could signal red flags for…

Tooth Brushing 411: Pediatric Dental Tips

Most parents know the struggle of trying to coax their little ones to brush and floss their teeth. What’s worse is that some don’t know the proper way to brush and floss! Luckily, there are ways to teach kids that pediatric dental care is vital in a way that’s both fun and educational. Furthermore, it’s…

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