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How Does Oral Thrush Affect Babies and Kids?

Oral thrush refers to an infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast fungi in the mouth that causes symptoms that may negatively impact nutritional intake and dental health. Oral thrush is most common in babies under six months of age. It is also common among kids and people who are immunocompromised (suffering from a weakened…

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Why Does My Child Need Dental X Rays?

Picture this: you’re at the dentist with your son and the dentist says, “We’re going to need to take a new set of x rays for Benny,” but you’re wondering why he needs new x rays when he had them one year ago. Far too often, parents get stuck in this situation where they don’t…

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What is the Difference Between a General Dentist and a Pediatric Dentist?

Even though pediatric dentists and general dentists both treat dental health conditions, these two types of dentists differ in a variety of ways. General dentists tend to treat and focus solely on adult teeth and adult dental health conditions, meanwhile pediatric dentists usually only treat children’s teeth (also known as baby teeth), mixed dentition (kids…

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Kids Oral Health Tips for Flu Season

Influenza, or “the flu,” is a common ailment among Americans during the fall and winter months (although sometimes flu season varies) that brings on various debilitating symptoms. The flu is especially dangerous to those over 65 years of age, people who are immuno-compromised and children, as the risks for complications are greatly increased among those…

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Chalky Teeth in Kids

Chalky teeth, medically termed “enamel hypoplasia,” is a dental condition that kids can develop when their baby teeth and/or permanent (adult) teeth are growing in. This condition causes the tooth enamel that protects the inner layer of dentin (containing the tooth’s nerve) to become very thin. Often times chalky teeth may interfere with a child’s…

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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…