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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5 Pediatric Dental Myths

Many different myths exist regarding health care—even myths about pediatric dental care! This article is meant to disprove and debunk some of the more common misconceptions that people have about pediatric dentistry. The following beliefs represent just some of the falsehoods about children’s dental care:   Myth #1: Tooth decay and cavities in baby teeth…

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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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What is a Space Maintainer?

A space maintainer is a dental appliance that is used to maintain space in the mouth for the permanent teeth to come in. Space maintainers are not painful, and they allow the teeth to grow into the correct positions. There are a couple scenarios that prompt the need for a space maintainer. They include: 1.…

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What You Should Know about Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers gives infants the opportunity to learn about the world, while making them feel happy and safe in their surrounding environment. Thumb sucking is common with young children because it soothes them and helps them fall asleep. However, thumb sucking can have…

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Teething Symptoms and Remedies

Although timing varies widely, babies often begin teething by the age of 6 months. When your baby’s first tooth appears, make sure to celebrate their milestone with pictures and noting it in your child’s baby book. Your baby’s teeth started developing while they were in your womb. Generally, the bottom front teeth appear first followed…

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All About the Tooth Fairy

Who is the Tooth Fairy? The Tooth Fairy is said to be a 3 to 4-inch-tall fairy who wears a white dress and white slippers with wings that sparkle with glitter when she moves. However, the Tooth Fairy is very stealthy, and no one has claimed to catch her in the act of retrieving teeth…

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4 Things to know about Your Child’s Loose Baby Teeth

Do you remember the days when you had loose baby teeth and the ridiculous methods you used to pull them out? Did you ever try tying a string around your loose tooth and connecting it to the door method? If so, that may not have been the best idea. Here are 4 things you should…

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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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