National Children’s Dental Health Month

  February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a great time to begin solidifying positive dental health habits! When children are especially young, it is crucial to educate them on how to properly care for their teeth to prevent future health issues. Bad dental habits could mean tooth loss, disease and orthodontic interventions among other…

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A Parent’s Guide to Teething Babies

Hearing a baby cry is always unnerving but hearing your own baby cry is even more troubling. Between four and eight months of age, babies begin to experience what is known as “teething.” Teething is the process of growth in which the baby’s primary teeth (also known as baby teeth) begin to push through into…

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Dental Fear & Anxiety in Kids

  Did you know that kids with dental fear and anxiety have a 2.05X greater risk for developing untreated dental caries than kids with little to no fear? Dental fear and anxiety (DFA) is a condition characterized as an excessive amount of anxiety and fear directly related to visiting the dentist and/or receiving dental treatments.…

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Gingivitis & Pediatric Patients

Did you know that up to 60% of American teenagers suffer from gingivitis? It is the job of pediatric dentists to educate our patients about their oral health care! Many young dental patients simply don’t know how to properly clean their teeth, which ultimately increases the risk for dental caries and gum diseases such as…

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Prevent Cavities This Halloween!

Every year during Halloween, kids are reminded of their love for sugary treats. Although candy is delicious, it’s important to remind your kids that foods that are high in sugar contribute to painful cavities. Did you know that up to 42% of children ages 2-11 years old have had cavities in their baby teeth? This…

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The Importance of Regular Dental Visits for Your Child

Having your child attend their regular dental visits will help prevent cavities and reduce the risk of your child experiencing pain, trouble focusing in class and other possible medical issues. Small children who have healthy teeth can chew their food easily, speak clearly and smile with confidence.

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Three Stages of Hygiene to Protect Your Child from Cavities

It is never too early to encourage healthy dental hygiene for your child. Their teeth are at risk of cavities, also known as tooth decay, as soon as they first erupt. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, cavities in children is the most common chronic children’s disease in the country. In severe cases, tooth…

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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Getting an early start in regular dental care is an important step to teaching your child healthy lifetime habits. Learn why it’s important for your child to meet the dentist, what to prepare for, and what to expect at your child’s first dental visit. Meeting the Dentist The first dental appointment is all about getting…

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Back to School Dental Checkup

As the sun begins to set earlier and back to school sales have begun, we try our best to plan the remaining days of summer. Make sure your child is scheduled for their back to school dental checkup. Regular dental visits are important year-round, however, your childs’ back to school dental checkup is key to…

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