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.…

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Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Dentistry

Nitrous oxide (NO2), also known as “sweet air,” or “laughing gas,” is an inhalable gas that is commonly administered to dental patients as a mild sedative. For over 100 years, sweet air has been successfully used to reduce patient anxiety during their dental treatment. The gas allows patients to remain conscious, relaxed and pain-free throughout…

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Supernumerary Teeth in Pediatric Dental Patients

Hyperdontia (also known as having supernumerary teeth) is a condition that presents as having extra (supernumerary) teeth in the mouth. Pediatric dental patients with extra teeth may have orthodontic issues in the future which can negatively impact their oral health. Sometimes the teeth need to be removed and/or orthodontic treatment is necessary. Certain risk factors…

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National Nutrition Month & Pediatric Dentistry

March is a great time of the year to educate your kids on how to better improve their diets because it’s National Nutrition Month! According to the American Dental Association (ADA), your oral health is one of the first parts of your body that decline in health when a person has unhealthy eating habits. Nutrition…

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3 Ways to Combat Cold Sores

Did you know that cold sores can affect a child’s oral health? Cold sores are caused by a virus called the herpes simplex virus type 1(HSV-1). They often appear on the lips and around the mouth. Sometimes the pain caused by the sores can impact the desire to continue with regular brushing and flossing. The…

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Benefits and Warnings of Using a Pacifier

You may refer to it as a “binky,” “nuk,” “paci,” “dummy,” “plug,” or “nubby,” either way, the use of pacifiers is very common among infants and is used to soothe a child. But have you ever wondered if it is harmful to your child’s oral health?  It’s important for all parents to learn the good…

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The Importance of Baby Teeth

Your baby’s firsts are always exciting whether it’s their first word, their first steps, their first haircut, but one of the most neglected firsts… are their teeth. Many people think that the primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, aren’t important because these teeth are not permanent. This is a common misconception, at Advanced Children’s…

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How to Brush Your Teeth

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has found that children miss more than 51 million school hours each year due to dental related problems. To reduce the number of school hours being missed, make sure your child is brushing and flossing their teeth properly. Brushing and flossing your teeth helps reduce your risk…

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